CPAS right now are scared of technology and “are running away from it as fast as they can,” opined an accounting software reseller who is an active CPA in his state society.

The reasons are various, he continued. On the product side, they include worries about regulation. But CPAs are also simply unable to keep pace with the increasing complexity of technology, he continued. It’s not like the old days when it was simply a matter of learning Excel (okay, 1-2-3 originally), or mastering a basic accounting software package that could be easily sold and installed.

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