Even though the principles of accounting—and to that end, mathematics—don’t see huge changes from year to year, if ever, the field of accounting faces the same continual change as the rest of the world.

New tech, new industries, new regulations, and new reporting requirements. All of that means that any bookkeeper or accounting pro who isn’t committed to continual learning risks falling behind. 

And if your accountant isn’t up on the latest information about accounting, industry technology and ways to leverage AI that spells trouble for you.

 

A new big-picture perspective.

Continual learning is also about finding new perspectives—the ability to see things through new eyes means a more well-rounded person who can see the big picture.

While you don’t want a bookkeeper who talks about “creativity” it can be beneficial to partner with someone who brings new ideas for your business to the table and can help you find ways to meet your goals.

And yes, it’s absolutely about the technology. 

As a client, you have access to the best tech stack for your business needs so you can make informed decisions based on up-to-date financial information. And realistically, outside of making sure your books are compliant, making smart decisions is one of the most important things for you as a business owner.

 

A culture of adaptability, growth, and trust.

When you look at your outsourced accounting team as an extension of your company, the benefit of continual learning becomes even more apparent. 

As an accounting firm, when we talk about continual learning, we’re also looking for ways to help our team members meet their personal and professional goals, and in turn, helping them develop their leadership and interpersonal skills as well as their accounting-centric knowledge.

 

No room for “this is how we’ve always done it.”

Ultimately, when you hire a team of experts committed to ongoing learning, you know you’re bringing on professionals who see “stagnant” as a four-letter word, who will never rest on their laurels, and who will never say “well, this is how we’ve always done it.”

In fact, the first time we hear that phrase, we know it’s time to roll up our sleeves and dig in. Because if there’s something with an unclear process that you’ve always just done a certain way, we typically find an opportunity to streamline and improve productivity.


By now, you may have guessed that our firm is committed to continual learning. Our clients can count on us to bring up-to-date knowledge, new ideas, and excellence to the table—all with your success in mind.

What does this look like at Automated Accounting Services? For every 40 hours worked, people on our team earn an hour of paid professional development time. That adds up to about 6 full days of continual learning per person every year, and that counts for a lot.

To learn more about how our team can support you with outsourced bookkeeping and controller services, contact us today