Hello, I’m Kevin Appleby, The Business Accountant’s Mentor
Are you a trusted advisor in your business? Are you the person that the business team turn to for advice when they need to unpick a tricky business problem?
My mission is to help you become a 21st century business accountant. The trusted advisor. I’m a Chartered Accountant who has worked as a management consultant. I’ve been at the heart of business change projects for over 20 years, often supplying the numbers to the business team that their own finance people were unable to provide.
These days I still consult, but I spend most of my time passing these skills on to other accountants like you to help you become vital and remain relevant at a time when many of your traditional skills are no longer needed .
The challenge for the 21st century accountant is to be vital and not functional. If you are functional you risk extinction.
Remember the weaver?
No, didn’t think you would.
That’s because he became extinct early in the industrial revolution. Highly skilled and vital to the textile industry as he was, he was replaced by a machine.
The accountant could easily be the next weaver. Automation and AI are revolutionising the back office. You could be automated out of a job. In a future of driverless cars we won’t need accountants to crunch the numbers. Let’s face it, everything interfaces to everything else these days. Making tax digital? Automated filing of accounts? It’s happening already. All the functional jobs in the back office are disappearing.
So, are you a vital member of your business team? If not then you need to be. You need the skills that get you out of the back office.
Listen to Kevin Appleby every week on The Next 100 Days Podcast
The Next 100 Days Podcast is a leading UK business show. Through this podcast, Kevin and Graham reveal strategies you can use to improve your business and take it to the next level. In addition to featuring their own advice, Kevin Appleby and Graham Arrowsmith host amazing guests from across the business world. Often the guests are successful, but lesser-known business owners and entrepreneurs, enabling the show to bring fresh content and stand out from many of the US based business shows.
Graham and Kevin believe that business change comes about when a business owner focusses on just one thing that will make a real difference to his business. That might be product development, a new product launch or a marketing campaign. Focussing for less than 100 days, or focussing on too many things generally won’t deliver the results you need, Equally, its difficult to maintain effective focus for much longer than 100 days without re-assessing priorities.
The Next 100 Days Podcast is your source to learn how to move your business forward, with practical advice and guidance that you can put into action and make a difference in your own organisation within the next 100 days.
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