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Inspector Gadget Navigates the Future of Accounting

Navigating Future Trends and Patterns in Accounting


The Accounting Answers Podcast, hosted by Rob Brown, focuses on asking and answering the questions that the world most wants to know. In this series, Rob has asked 111 of the most influential experts, leaders, and advisors in the accounting world for their insights in five key areas impacting the future of the accounting profession globally:

  1. Will the next generation of accountants be any different from their predecessors?
  2. Are business owners any closer to receiving proactive advice from accountants?
  3. What, if anything, will significantly change accounting in the next few years?
  4. What could the tech/software vendors do better to serve accountants?
  5. What are your top 3 predictions for the accounting world in coming years?

In these two episodes, Rob asks me my opinions on the next generation of accountants and if our current accountants are any closer to providing proactive advice instead of reacting to our day-to-day operations.

"Navigating the Future: Accountants as Innovators"

During this episode of the Accounting Answers Podcast, Davis Bell, Della Copp, Denise Froemming, Dermot Hamblin, and I dive into a thought-provoking discussion about the upcoming generation of accountants and their fresh perspectives and innovative mindsets that set them apart from their predecessors.

We also analyzed the evolving landscape of accounting practices and considered how technological advancements and changing business dynamics may shape the skillsets and approaches of future accountants.


"Proactive Accountants: Moving Beyond Reactive Measures"

In this episode of the Accounting Answers Podcast, Davis Bell, Della Copp, Denise Froemming, Dermot Hamblin, and I dive into the question of whether our trusted accounting advisors are actively shaping the future by offering valuable insights into crucial trends and patterns that can help grow your business, or if we are simply reacting to our day-to-day operations.

We explore the evolving role of accountants as strategic advisors, moving beyond traditional reactive measures to provide forward-thinking guidance that can drive your business' success.

As a technology expert, I've been invited to speak on several other podcasts and conferences (moonlighting as Inspector Gadget). Check out my page here for more exciting insights on the latest business trends and topics.

David Cieslak

Written by David Cieslak

David Cieslak, CPA.CITP (aka “Inspector Gadget”) is the Chief Cloud Officer at RKL eSolutions, helping mid-sized businesses automate accounting & finance processes.