The role of the accountant is changing, whether you want to acknowledge it or not.
“Now we’re being asked to be more strategic advisers with the rest of our business,” said Michael Shultz, CPA, the Blackline director of finance transformation, in the July/August issue of CPA Voice.
Gone are the days of being viewed as mere number-crunchers, as CPAs are now expected to leverage automated technology to offer real-time, comprehensive data analysis that helps businesses compete.
“We’re asked to have the proverbial seat at the table,” he said. “Whether its executives or department heads contemplating a transaction or progressing through one, purchasing equipment, or starting a new business line, our workplaces are asking us to advise the direction they should go.”
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