The Practice of Now 2019

Are you and your practice ready for the coming decade?

Download this powerful independent research study and gain practical advice and insight into where more than 3,000 accountants believe their businesses and the industry are heading

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.

  • 90% of accountants worldwide believe there has been a cultural shift in accounting.
  • 81% of U.S. accountants consider soft and hard skills equally valuable when interviewing candidates.
  • 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.