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AI has begun to play a large part in the accounting industry, with some of the larger players in the market embracing it and heavily investing in it as an integral part of their standard service offering.
What impact could AI have on how we work in the future? Should AGN firms start to embrace AI now?
AGN Global Business Voice: Practice Management Accountants ‘move to advisory’, or their transition from pure compliance services to a more advisory centred approach, is a phenomenon driven by the deployment of the latest technologies and changing client expectations. The technologies deliver production efficiencies – freeing up a professional’s time. The technology can accumulate large amounts […]
AGN Global Business Voice: Practice Management Explore the practical do’s and don’ts of introducing your own hybrid or flexible working policies and ‘Flex Culture’.
AGN Global Business Voice: Practice Management Why are women professionals so poorly represented at senior levels within many firms across the sector? In 2021, the AGN Women of Impact (WOI) awards program sought to recognise the unique impact of women accountancy professionals and staff within our member firms. We focused on outstanding contributions and leadership, […]
AGN Global Business Voice: International Business Issues. What are the practical implications of the metaverse for business owners? In part one, we looked at the metaverse concept as famously espoused by Mark Zuckerberg in 2021. The metaverse appears to hinge on integrating a range of existing technologies, such as virtual reality and blockchain. Still, it […]
AGN Global Business Voice: International Business Issues. What is the metaverse, and why it might mean radical change for business? The idea of the metaverse hit the global popular conscience in 2021 when Mark Zuckerberg announced that the name of the holding company for his various sub-brands would change from Facebook to Meta.
AGN Global Business Voice: International Business Issues. India remains a hot topic where many AGN member firms have helped their clients take advantage of the incentives to do business.
AGN Global Business Voice: AGN Thinking. Is consolidation different this time around? The one thing that pretty much all senior partners of accountancy firms can agree on–across the world – is that they are facing a recruitment challenge, that there is a dearth of high-quality accountancy professionals, and the impacts of technology are ever-increasing.
AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert In a wave of publishing that took grip mainly in the 1980s and 90s, ‘management texts’ became the must-have shelf liner for millions of executives across the world. It was a period when some of the greatest management texts were published. These books were lauded at the time as […]
AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert The dust has long settled on COP 26, but in November 2021, the world focused on the Glasgow climate conference, temperature change targets, and carbon and methane emissions. Many states signed up to new targets, global business was scrutinized, and commitments were made to change consumer behaviour – all […]
AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert In our last Brexit GBV in January 2021 we opened our article by saying, “it would seem that everything has changed and nothing has changed.” In this update, we now examine to what extent the UK is enjoying the freedom bonus promised by the Brexiters or suffering the calamitous […]
The hottest topic amongst AGN members – almost worldwide – is their struggle to recruit the high-quality staff they need to fulfil their existing commitments and the growth opportunities ahead of them. Research tells us that 74% of businesses within the accounting sectorare “feeling the strain” from a lack of skilled workers.
This latest edition of the AGN Global Business Voice survey follows M&A Outlook I (The Calm Before The Storm), conducted in early 2021 – which gave us a snapshot of how AGN members’ corporate finance activity had been impacted by the global pandemic.