Randstad Professionals recently addressed technology’s impact on finance and accounting in a new whitepaper.
According to Randstad, cloud-computer, big data and financial technologies have raised the stakes for finance and accounting professionals. More and more, these professionals are asked to provide advising and consultant services rather than just number-crunching services.
Three specific takeaways from the whitepaper are that finance and accounting professionals can help break down big data for strategy, leave repetitive work to the cloud now, and put functionality into finance.
"Basic finance and accounting functions are quickly being executed with technology and the underlying impact of this disruption is the need for a new type of finance and accounting team," Jodi Chavez, president of Randstad Professionals, said in a statement. "Companies need to prioritize professional development practices in their recruiting and retention strategies to build invaluable teams for years to come and break down the skills gap barriers. Tech-savvy workers, or those who are able to adapt, will see a long-lasting future in the industry."
Randstad North America is a subsidiary of Randstad Holding, which provides HR services at the global level.