Every year, when the calendar inevitably and indiscriminately reaches its final page, people everywhere take stock of the year that was - the things they did well and the things they would like to improve on in the new year. When looking to the year ahead, many accountants ask themselves, “how can I go beyond accounting next year?”

We’re at an inflection point here in the industry where cloud technology, and in particular cloud accounting software, is providing us with the opportunity to be more than just the number cruncher for our clients. With key business performance data feeds displayed on elegant dashboards and the ability to extract insights from financial reports that are generated with the click of a button - a lot of us are asking what further steps we can take to become the trusted advisor in our clients’ businesses. Here’s how you can do so and go beyond accounting in 2017.

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