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Technology Trends in Accounting 2021 Research Report
Discover the progress accountancy firms have made in their business and client service transformation, and what impact the pandemic has had on their use of technology.

Technology Trends in Accounting 2021 Research Report

Discover the progress accountancy firms have made in their business and client service transformation, and what impact the pandemic has had on their use of technology.

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Begin your digital transformation journey today


Technology has changed bookkeeping forever by automating and simplifying financial tasks for clients and their accountants. Now it’s time for accounting to experience the same...

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We’re making corporation tax returns easy and fast to create and file


Accountants are struggling with challenges that our technology can fix. Corporation tax is one. 

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How technology is impacting the accountancy industry


During Fast Forward we spoke to leading experts within technology, financial services and accounting. In this week’s blog, we’re focusing on the fourth session of the event where...

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Critical role of data in the development of advisory services


As Geoffrey Moore, consultant and author of Crossing the Chasm, once said: "Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf and wandering out onto the web like deer on a...

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5 lessons from digital transformation of leading accountancy firms


During Fast Forward Studio we spoke with a broad panel of leading experts within technology, financial services and accounting. In this week’s blog, we’re focusing on our session...

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What can accountants learn from the financial services sector about technology and innovation


During Fast Forward we spoke to a broad panel of leading voices within technology, financial services and accounting. In this week’s blog, we are focusing on the first session of...

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Explore observations on the future of accounting and the role of technology


What we learnt from our experts at Fast Forward Studio On 17 September we had our yearly Fast Forward event for accountants. A live event as usual in Belgium was not an option for...

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Speaker spotlight: Q&A with Jorgen Broothaers


As the countdown to Fast Forward Studio continues, we sat down with Jorgen Broothaers from PwC Belgium to discuss his experience in the accounting profession and what he believes...

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Speaker spotlight: Q&A with Martin De Bie


Martin de Bie is an innovation advisor at 216, an organisation where data-driven systems form the basis for in-depth financial advice for SMEs. As chair of the digital working...

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How to support your clients with emergency cash flow planning as they respond to pressures of Covid


How to support your clients with emergency cash flow planning as they respond to pressures of Covid

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Discover our five inspiring Fast Forward Studio tracks


For Fast Forward Studio, we’ve put together a spectacular 2.5-hour live show featuring experts in technology and accounting to discuss a broad range of digital transformation...

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Speaker spotlight: Q&A with Brian Murphy


Brian Murphy is Engagement Lead in Deloitte Ireland’s Consumer & Technology Business Audit department. He works with the firm’s largest family and privately-owned clients but also...

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A closer look at our live show schedule


At Fast Forward Studio, we want you to get all the tools you need to use technology to achieve your business transformation. We have carefully designed this event to inspire and...

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3 reasons to attend our online event Fast Forward Studio


Fast Forward is an annual event that Silverfin has run for 4 years and this year we’re slightly changing how we do things so that you can learn and be inspired from wherever you...

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Accounting Firms Are Thriving In The New World Of Remote Work


Most accountants are understandably cautious by nature, but on 23 March 2020, along with the rest of the UK, the industry was forced to adapt overnight to a new world of fully...

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Why accounting automation needs data standardisation


How accounting firms and their clients benefit from compliance and reporting automation, and the business opportunities it presents for accountants.

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New COVID-19 planning templates and communication features to support customers and their clients


In a few short weeks the world has changed so much - every part of our lives feels different. We are seeing a lot of change in the needs of our accounting customers, and their...

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Technology transformation trends in accounting research: a summary


We’re becoming connected accountants but are not there yet.

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Accountancy Age 50+50 Ranking


The Accountancy Age 50+50 Ranking is a prestigious annual report on the profession and showcases the progress our biggest firms have made. Everyone is always interested in where...

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The changing accountancy landscape - moving with trends


To build the right strategy for your service transformation, it’s important to understand the current accounting environment, and how the landscape has changed over the past...

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Vandelanotte will build their centralised data hub on Silverfin, further fuelling their growth


We are delighted to announce our strategic partnership with Vandelanotte Accountants. Providing forward thinking accountants with the latest technology and creating a...

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Silverfin wins the Deloitte fast 50 Fintech award


November 16 2018 - Silverfin has won Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 50 award for the Fintech sector. The award was given based on the company’s percentage of growth in turnover...

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Silverfin Named one of the Fastest-Growing Fintech Startups By CB Insights


New York, NY, October 22, 2018 -- CB Insights today named Silverfin to the second annual Fintech 250 list, a prestigious group of emerging private companies working on...

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Are you working too many hours? Achieving the right work/life balance


Many accountants are still working 70-hour weeks in order to cope with the sheer level of client work, administration and practice duties that are experienced by their firm.

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Getting your firm ready for digital accounts and MTD


Adoption of cloud accounting systems by practitioners grew by 50% last year, according to research by AccountingWEB. As an industry, accounting has gradually gone digital over the...

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Drowning in data? The challenge of multiple data sources


51 % of EU businesses use cloud-based software applications for their financial and accounting tasks, customer relationship management and other business applications. And this...

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Silverfin Survey: Future accountants 2018


Finding the right talent as an accounting firm isn't always a piece of cake As the war of talent strikes the accountancy sector, it becomes increasingly important to put effort...

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The virtual FD: the future of your accounting firm


Modern business owners want more than just the accounting basics from their accountant. In the digital world, where businesses can manage much of the financial workload...

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The ultimate guide to building a sustainable & profitable management accounts service


Many accountants complain that their clients just are not interested in taking a management accounts service from their firm. In this article, Heather Townsend, founder of ‘The...

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The four challenges to an efficient workflow


Having a good workflow is what makes your practice efficient, productive and profitable. Over the years, there hasn’t been much change in this area. Compliance work still rules...

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4 Reasons why your clients are not wanting to buy your advisory services


Many accountancy firms are identifying how to move away from being solely reliant on selling compliance services. In this blog post, Heather Townsend, founder of the 'The...

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The Murky, Quirky History of Taxation Infographic


To the general public, there is little to love about tax. It gets a bad press for obvious reasons!  But to society in general, tax is essential. It pays for public services and...

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Making Tax Digital has been delayed - but the future hasn't


Well, 2017 has proven to be quite a ride, hasn’t it? Negotiations, snap elections, political intrigue - it shows no sign of slowing down.

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How will the automation of tax filing affect accountants' fees?


Every now and then, a relevant buzzword does actually emerge. Last year for instance, we saw the timely introduction of ‘no-code accounting’.

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Will finance professionals be automated out of existence?


It was around late last year that we witnessed another body blow to finance professionals: of the businesses surveyed for Xero’s ‘State of Accounts’ report, 59% said they did not...

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How Have Digital Tax Systems Changed Accounting Around the World?


It might be hard to believe it - but one of the most accurate summations of UK accountancy’s digital, post-Making Tax Digital (MTD) future comes in the form of a Twitter bio.

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The State of Play In UK Accounting


At the recent Accountex conference, Receipt Bank’s director Michael Wood raised an excellent point about how technology’s relentless advance can creep up on us.

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The Importance of Real-time Client Services for UK Accountants


Mark Lee frames the modern accountant’s dilemma with a simple question: Are you an accountant or a magician?

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UK Accountants in the Cloud- Accountants are embracing cloud computing


It’s hard to believe but it wasn’t that long ago that there was still a raging debate around cloud accounting. “Should you put your small business accounts in the cloud?”, asked a...

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A modern accountant’s tech philosophy: “Digital transformation improves service for smaller clients”


Leading up the Accountex, where Silverfin can be found at stand 920, I had a chat about the challenges and opportunities in accountancy with a young and dynamic accountant.

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How Accountants Can Justify Fees - Fixed pricing can’t be ignored


There’s a quaint simplicity to hourly billing. You have your rate and you simply multiply it by the hours spent on the job. Easy.

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Modern Tools for Entrepreneurial Accountants


According to Ray Kurzweil, the famed futurist and Google’s head of engineering, there’s a cycle to technology adoption. “We see an early period of over-enthusiasm,” explains...

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Silverfin raises $4.5m to build real time hub for businesses’ financial data


Series A round led by Index Ventures comes as Silverfin onboards 64,000th business onto the platform

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Accountancy Firm Predator: Are you in danger of being swallowed whole


When we think of accounting’s Big 4 firms clientele, we usually picture blue chip corporates far removed from the Main Street.

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Recruiting the Best Accountants in a Digitally Connected World


When it comes to the job market in 2017, the competition is fierce. Not just for employees, but for employers too.

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3 Tricks Accountants Can Learn from Developers


In 1999, after eight years of studying, I graduated as a registered accountant in The Netherlands. Back then, the study curriculum was traditional - I learned the hard way, shall...

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UK Accounting Post Brexit


When asked, the great ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky had a simple explanation for his almost supernatural ability to be one step ahead of his competition: “I skate to where the...

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When Accounting Becomes Human


In case the title of this post rings a bell… it’s intentional. Recently I was lucky enough to hear Steven Van Belleghem talk about ‘When Digital Becomes Human’. Steven is an...

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Are Digital Tools a Threat to SME Accountants? Not Really!


In a recent article in De Tijd bearing the title Digitale hulpjes bedreigen kmo-boekhouder (in Dutch only), Emmanuel Vanbrussel expresses his concerns about accountants employed...

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