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Keynote III - Outsourcing: A Catalyst for Growth

December 15, 2017, 8:00am–9:30am

Presented by Ray Barlow

Our profession continues to be disrupted by the ever-changing acceleration of new technologies, which impacts how work gets done. For firms to be “future-ready” and proactively embrace these technologies, they need an outsourcing strategy that enables business growth and profitability. Firms who proactively strategize and embrace these disruptive technology changes, developing the skill sets and toolsets needed to meet the growing demand for higher valued advisory services, will be well positioned to grow high margin services and strengthen the trusted advisor role they have cultivated with their clients.

The “perfect storm” is here for creating an outsourcing strategy that capitalizes on the fastest growing revenue line in firms today – Client Accounting Services. High-growth firms are strategically positioning their client accounting service line as consultative services for their corporate clients, moving the focus away from low-value, transaction-oriented services. Firms are deepening their client relationships and delivering information that enables their clients to improve business processes, cash flow, and profitability.

In this session, learn how to:

  • Leverage internet-based software technologies or cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications to increase collaboration with clients and other firm leaders and enhance productivity.
  • Create non-traditional work environments that take advantage of remote or part-time resources and reduce the expense of full-time staff that may not be fully utilized.
  • Develop an outsourcing strategy and roadmap to increase revenues, productivity, efficiency, and higher value client services.