Being able to crunch the numbers, and quickly determine a business’s financial health, is what makes a good accountant. To be great, and take your career to the next level, you’ll need to keep abreast of changing laws, and industry news and trends.
With professional bodies and industry players rushing in to explain complex policy changes and dissect new technology on their websites and blogs, staying up to date has never been easier. But, with so many voices, searching for the most well informed can be time consuming. So we’ve done the legwork for you.
Here are our top sites for accounting professionals.
1. The government taxation website of your country
Subscribe you countries government taxation site to stay up to date with changes. There are often ‘small business newsrooms’ which showcase all the latest tax change, rates, compliance…etc. Content is often easily digestible short, helpful news articles and videos on topics useful to small business owners – without the technical jargon.
A nifty online magazine from the makers of accounting workflow management software Karbon, this educational site brings together strategic insights for accounting professionals. The one to follow for big-picture counsel, expect to find tips and tricks for adopting new technology, automating processes, and maximising efficiency.
3. QuickBooks Resource Centre
An advisory service for Australian small business owners, Intuit’s QuickBooks Resource Centre is the go-to for tax and accounting developments affecting small business. You’ll find free guides, templates, and advice, for startup and budding businesses on topics like cash flow, invoicing, taxes, and much more. And with helpful resources just for accountants, like how to profit from cloud accounting or LinkedIn tips just for accountants, this no-nonsense blog has everything you need.
Sign up to the Panalatix resource portal – the accounting and business improvement consultancy’s blog – for tips, strategies, and the latest news and updates in the accounting profession. You’ll get access to articles, webinars, videos, and case studies, discussing business improvement, client advisory services, value pricing, marketing, sales, efficiency, and more.
Regulatory changes and innovative trends and technology are inevitable in the accounting profession. Keeping up to date with industry news and changes will help you to better serve your clients, identify opportunities for growth, and remain competitive.
See what groups exist on Linkedin if you specialise in one area. You may also want to see our Linkedin tips for Accountants.
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