The Future of Accounting Services: Trends to Watch For

May 3, 2023

Future Accounting Trends

We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we all work and the accounting industry is no exception. As a savvy business owner, here are a few key future accounting trends to keep your innovative eye turned to.

Increased use of technology: The accounting industry is already seeing a significant increase in the use of technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and cloud-based platforms. These tools can improve efficiency, accuracy, and provide real-time data insights to help businesses make more informed decisions.

Focus on advisory services: As technology takes over more mundane tasks such as bookkeeping, accounting firms are increasingly focusing on providing advisory services. Something we hear at Clear Path have been making a major priority, as we understand this type of proactive approach results in radically improved performance outcomes for our clients. See what our Business Advisory clients say.

Customisation of services: Accounting firms are increasingly tailoring their services to the needs of individual businesses. This means offering personalised advice and insights, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Emphasis on data analytics: With the increasing amount of data available to businesses, accounting firms are expected to use data analytics tools to provide insights and recommendations to clients.

Demand for sustainability reporting: With increasing concern about environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, businesses are expected to require more detailed sustainability reporting. Accounting firms are well-positioned to provide these services to their clients.

Expansion into new services: As the accounting industry evolves, accounting firms are expected to expand into new services. These may include cybersecurity, data privacy, and legal compliance.

Remote working: The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the trend of remote working, and this is expected to continue in the future. Accounting firms are investing in technologies that enable remote working and collaboration.

Contact us to discuss the elements of future accounting trends today!


  • Suzanne Walker

    Suzanne Walker is the founder of one of Australia’s leading public accounting firms, Clear Path Accounting, and has built her results-based reputation as a transformational business advisor over the last 25 years. She holds the philosophy that accounting is more than just tax returns and compliance and believes that accountants can have a profound impact on the lives of their clients.

    Suzanne began her career after completing her degree in Commerce from the University of South Australia. She started out working for a large accounting firm in Sydney before deciding to make the bold move of starting her own practice. Since then, she has helped countless business owners achieve their financial goals through her sound advice and guidance.

    Establishing a career as a young mum of three, in a male-dominated industry has also gifted her with a passion for helping other women in business. Motivating her to co-create courses and business mastermind groups specifically to empower women with the skills they need to find their own version of success.

    In addition to her work at Clear Path Accounting, Suzanne is also the Vice President of the Penrith Valley Chamber. She regularly attends and often hosts meetings, events and seminars, in an effort to support others in her local business community.

    Suzanne is passionate about helping her clients achieve financial success, taking a personalised approach to every engagement. Her dedication to her clients and her commitment to excellence have made her a trusted advisor to many businesses in Australia.