Accountants feeling challenged to adapt to new tech, Intuit’s plans to win the mid-market, and Sage Group’s new CEO is no big surprise

  Source: Accounting Today

Source: Accounting Today

  Source: Accounting Today

Source: Accounting Today

Blake and David are back from QuickBooks Connect and ready to catch up on the news, including the results from two surveys of accounting firms published recently in Accounting Today.

The gist: Accountants in public are feeling plenty of pressure to keep up with technology changes and figure out how to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Also, Intuit’s incoming CEO Sasan Goodarzi has come out swinging, telling the Silicon Valley Business Journal that he thinks QuickBooks has a huge opportunity to win the mid-market from Sage Intacct and Oracle NetSuite with their new QuickBooks Online Advanced.

Meanwhile, Sage has chosen CFO Steve Hare to become their new CEO rather than choosing an outsider with “SaaS in their veins,” as had was expected.

Stories in this episode

Accounting firms challenged in adapting to technology changes — Accounting Today — Only 25 percent of accounting firms feel extremely confident about their ability to keep pace in the current environment of technology changes, according to a report

Accountants in small and midsized practices embracing more technology, but feeling pressures — Accounting Today — Accountants who work in small and midsized practices are using more technology to serve their clients better, as well as attract and retain top talent, but are feeling pressures to lower fees and differentiate themselves from competitors, according to a new survey by the International Federation of Accountants.

Intuit's incoming CEO: 'We have a huge opportunity to win the mid market’ — Silicon Valley Business Journal — Intuit's incoming chief tells the Business Journal why it thinks it can win the mid market as its aggressive plans to do so.

Sage Group Elevates CFO Steve Hare to CEO — CFO — The U.K. software firm had launched an external search for a new CEO but was impressed with Hare's performance as interim COO.

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Blake Oliver

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