The accountancy sector has always been an early adopter of IT tech, so it has always benefited greatly from innovation— as you know, number crunching is the reason computers were invented in the first place. But as the rate of innovation increases, even these early adopters are now struggling to keep up, and are increasingly at risk of being left behind.
We understand that in recent years cloud solutions like Xero and MYOB have changed the day-to-day role of accounting professionals to a dramatic degree. Data is accessible from anywhere at any time, and insights can be generated automatically. This technology has all but removed bookkeeping from the modern accountant’s workload, leaving them to take care of the more human elements of the job, such as advisory and compliance work.
For the accountancy sector, IT cloud solutions have increased the efficiency of client transactions, and in many cases have made client meetings obsolete. Rather than travelling across town to be handed a client’s paperwork, uploading, editing and viewing through a platform makes the process almost instant for both parties. Somewhat ironically cloud technology can also make working on the road far simpler. Indeed, more and more accountants are finding there’s no need to work from the office at all.
But while the upsides of modern accounting technology are seemingly endless, blind adoption is not the answer. As one of the most regulated industries in New Zealand, accounting firms need to be confident that they are doing things by the book, and that any change will only benefit their clients.
Finding an IT provider who understands accounting, and who can confidently advise on the best way forward, is a must.
Here are some of the ways OneCall helps NZ accountancy firms meet their IT needs.
The OneCall team brings years of experience in accounting-specific IT solutions. We understand that in order to be competitive, an accounting firm needs to stay ahead of the curve, offering innovative solutions that make their clients’ lives easier and businesses more successful. We offer a suite of accounting-specific solutions, including:
- Secure remote access that allows an accountant to work from anywhere at any time.
- The development of strategies and solutions to ensure compliance with relevant government regulations, such as data privacy and retention.
- Ensuring appropriate information security measures are in place.
- Advising on software solutions that will allow you to work more efficiently, saving time and reducing costs.
- Smart workflow solutions, turning manual processes into automated ones. These can even incorporate the use of Multi-Functional Devices (MFD) as well as state of the art software systems.
Accounting has always been a sector of early adopters; this is undoubtedly a point of pride, but it does make the job of staying ahead of your competitors that much more difficult. To do so you need to find a proven IT provider—one with accounting experience that you can trust.