An interesting article on Accounting Today asked the question do you train accountants on tech, or technologists in accounting? Ultimately where we landed was agreeing with Geni Whitehouse who said hire the attitude and train for what you need. The old way of building an accounting firm was to hire more accountants and bookkeepers, but what we know is they're in short supply and they certainly don't want to be doing things the old way. As we were discussing a few common threads became apparent, and if you've been listening to this podcast, then they shouldn't be foreign to you - be very clear about want you want to get out of your business, what you want to do and what you don't want to do. And hopefully that'll help you identify whether or not you want to train accountants on technology or technologists on accounting.
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