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Automation and the changing role of accountants - Highlights from MYOB Incite

16 Feb 18

MYOB’s Incite event kicked off in Auckland yesterday at the Viaduct Events Centre with over 300 accounting partners and bookkeepers turning up. 

The Auckland event was first of three national Incite events, with two more happening in Wellington and Christchurch.  

Featuring a keynote from Paralympian-turned-artificial intelligence-advocate Liam Malone, the event offered accountants and bookkeepers a look at how automation is disrupting industries everywhere and what they could do to cope.

CEO Tim Reed spoke on the dangers of being resistant to change and avoiding technological development, the potential effects of the coming wave of automation, and how accountants have to work in a more advisory capacity - more of this in our upcoming article with him. 

MYOB also announced new features they would be adding to the cloud accounting software to help accountants cope with upcoming regulation changes such as AIM reporting and Pay Day PAYE. 

Here are some highlights from the event:

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Tile's Mate & Pro Bluetooth trackers land in NZ
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Government still stuck in the past? Not on GovTech's watch
What exactly is GovTech and what’s been happening in our capital city?
"Is this for real?" The reality of fraud against New Zealanders
Is this for real? More often than not these days it can be hard to tell, and it’s okay to be a bit suspicious, especially when it comes to fraud.
Hands-on review: The iPhone Xs
The iPhone Xs is a win that brought numerous new and exciting features to the market.
How much does your Amazon Prime Video subscription really get you?
For our NZ$8.90 per month, the average cost per title is US$0.00126 - but we only really get a choice of 416 TV shows and 4321 movies. Choice is a little bit limited compared to other countries.