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The Practice of Now Report 2019

The Practice of Now 2019

Insight and practical advice for today’s accountants based on the latest independent research.

The Practice of Now 2019

Insight and practical advice for today’s accountants based on the latest independent research

As the accounting profession prepares for the coming decade, it is becoming abundantly clear that clients are more demanding, technology can inspire better ways of working, and core beliefs previously driving the profession should now be re-evaluated.

The Practice of Now 2019 Report includes the findings of independent research commissioned by Sage where 3,000 accountants were surveyed from across the globe. The report also contains a separate section that dives into trends and findings specific for the U.S.

The Practice of Now Report 2019

Key findings uncovered and discussed in the report include:

  • 90% of accountants worldwide believe there has been a cultural shift in accounting.
  • 77% of accountants are ‘very confident’ or ‘confident’ in offering more general business management advice to their clients.
  • 49% of CPAs in the U.S. foresee their firm becoming more industry specialized within the next five years.
  • 81% of U.S. accountants consider soft and hard skills equally valuable when interviewing candidates

Download the Practice of Now 2019 Report and discover how the survey results reveal the working landscape for accountants today as well as in the future, offering real-world perspectives on how today’s accountants can continue to thrive.