Thomson Reuters sponsored content: embracing disruptive technology - WCOA Sydney 2018 | The Best Accounting Conference

International Convention Centre, Sydney Australia  |  5-8 November 2018

Exploring the accountant of tomorrow

Sponsored content: Thomson Reuters is excited to welcome delegates to 20th World Congress of Accountants.

It can sometimes feel as though the world of tax is in a constant state of disruption. There are the ever changing regulations, more demands from tax authorities, pressure to embrace digital reporting and to accommodate corporate restructures; But these complex problems can often be solved with collaboration, and technology solutions – which are evolving at breakneck speeds.

This week, the World Congress of Accountants brings together a diversity of perspectives and ideas; and through shared experiences we can often find common ground.

Delegates have a remarkable opportunity to discuss these disruptions alongside best practice and practical applications of the trends that are impacting accountants right now.

We will consider what the future of accountants will look like and begin to build a picture of the 21st Century accountant.

In Australia, the Tax Office’s increased focus on tax transparency is putting tax professionals under mounting pressure. They are increasingly being asked to do more with less, creating a real need for tax technology that will help manage compliance across jurisdictions, and provide one secure source of truth within a company. However, convincing the business of the need for such technology can be difficult.

Today, in a workshop from 10am-12noon, join David Allen, Sales Director, Asia & Emerging Markets for Thomson Reuters, to learn ‘How to define, defend and build consensus for an automation project’.

A recent Thomson Reuters survey of accountants in the UK found 96% of respondents agreed diversification of services will be vital to its future. In addition, new skills and capabilities will need to be integrated in the role.

David Allen will explore some key strategies for building a case for technology, experiences of what stakeholders are looking for and real-life experiences that participants can utilise when seeking to implement tax technology.

From 10am-12noon Richard Puffe, Senior Project Manager, Tax & Accounting, Thomson Reuters will explore what some of these new skills and tools may be in a workshop asking  ‘How is the changing digital landscape impacting your business?’

In the session he will be joined by Alan Fitzgerald, tax and accounting software specialist; and James Evangelidis, author and professional services consultant to discuss the benefits of cloud based accounting software from efficiencies to mobility, as well as the risks of not adopting and adapting to new technologies.

As premier sponsor of the event, Thomson Reuters will be in good company among an impressive line-up of international thought leaders as we discuss the issues affecting our industry and work to identify opportunities to ensure sustainable businesses as we move ahead.

Join Thomson Reuters experts at today’s workshops between 10am – 12pm. For more information on the workshops, see the program schedule here.

This article brought to you by Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting.

Thomson Reuters sponsored content: embracing disruptive technology

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