The future of IT in accounting: Embracing AI’s potential

Ewan Bolt

Ewan Bolt

Director and Head of Digital Advisory

The technological landscape is rapidly evolving, and in our role as trusted advisers, it’s key that we keep our clients informed about the future of IT, especially within the accounting sector. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the forefront of this evolution, and I believe it's poised to bring about transformative changes that will redefine how we conduct business.

The changing face of entry-level jobs

There's a common misconception that AI's rise could make many of our jobs redundant. While it's true that some routine tasks are being automated, this doesn't spell doom for the human workforce. Instead, it allows professionals to focus on higher-order tasks that truly leverage their expertise. For our industry, this might mean less time spent on data entry and more time on data analysis, delivering more strategic insights for businesses.

The shift in demand

While AI is set to change the nature of some jobs, it's important to recognise that it's also creating demand in new areas. For businesses, this presents an opportunity to diversify and innovate. We're here to guide you through these shifts, ensuring you're always a step ahead of the competition.

New opportunities in the age of AI

AI is not just about automating tasks; it's about creating new roles and responsibilities. As AI becomes integral to numerous industries, we're witnessing the rise of novel professions such as AI trainers and re-skillers. While these roles may not directly impact the day-to-day operations of your business, they underline the need for continuous learning in the digital age.

The relevance to accounting and advisory services

What does this all mean for you? As AI reshapes the IT landscape, our firm is at the forefront, exploring how these changes can be harnessed to provide better services. Imagine financial forecasting powered by advanced AI algorithms, or real-time risk assessments that can predict market fluctuations. As your trusted advisers, our aim is to leverage these emerging technologies to offer strategic insights that are more accurate, timely, and relevant.

Partnering for the future

Most importantly, the rise of AI reinforces the value of partnerships. While AI can process vast amounts of data, it's the human touch – understanding, intuition, and expertise – that turns this data into actionable insights. As your accountants and digital advisers, we're committed to ensuring that technology serves your business needs, offering bespoke solutions that leverage the best of both human expertise and AI capabilities.

In conclusion, the world of IT is undergoing a profound transformation. As the Head of Digital Advisory, I'm excited about the potential of AI and am dedicated to ensuring that our firm remains at the cutting edge, always ready to offer our clients the best in digital advisory services.

If you have any questions of would like to find out more on AI's potential in accounting, please contact myself at or another member of our team

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