Accountants and business owners are collaborating more now that they have a single real-time data source. This collaboration tends to revolve around project-based work, as opposed to compliance or day-to-day accounting (for project management tips, see page 52). Advisory services, such as cash-flow forecasting or access to finance, require accountants to interrogate and challenge the assumptions of business owners. Often this requires the use of new, specialist cloud software, which clients may need to be trained in. User-friendly online conference tools, such as Zoom and Skype for Business, help facilitate this process by making it easy for accountants and clients to share their screens with one another.
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