In a first-of-its kind partnership CPA Australia, one of the world’s largest accounting bodies, has joined with leading software and information services company, Wolters Kluwer, CCH to assist accounting firms embrace the potential of Cloud technology.
The landmark agreement will provide CPA member firms with unprecedented support in the adoption of new technologies and enable them to take full advantage of the power of the Cloud, thanks to the expertise of Wolters Kluwer, CCH.
In recent research undertaken by Wolters Kluwer, CCH “Can the accounting profession ‘keep up’ with clients and the cloud”, 96.1% of respondents indicated their intentions to increase their investment in cloud computing. This is a massive validation of cloud, and highlights that the benefits of cloud computing for the accounting profession are significant.
Jeff Hughes, Chief Operating Officer of CPA Australia, said the partnership would provide CPA member firms with a distinct competitive advantage. “The accounting sector is experiencing rapid transformation and those firms that don’t adapt will struggle to compete. We are committed to ensuring our members’ practices are best equipped to face the challenges ahead,” Hughes said.
Chief Executive Officer, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, Asia Pacific, Russell Evans said, “We are delighted to be working with CPA Australia to deliver innovative, targeted solutions to their membership. CPA Australia is one of the largest and most respected accounting bodies in the world and we value greatly their endorsement of Wolters Kluwer, CCH, as a preferred supplier.”
“There are over seven thousand CPA-accredited practices in Australia and this partnership represents a significant opportunity for Wolters Kluwer, CCH, to drive the future development and
capability of these firms in the long term,” Mr Evans said.
The partnership is the product of a long-standing relationship between Wolters Kluwer, CCH, and CPA Australia. It will see the launch of The Digital Practice, a specialised space where CPA member firms can build their firms’ virtual presence with class leading websites and access exclusive member only prices for Wolters Kluwer, CCH’s, award-winning cloud-based suite of accounting software, CCH iFirm.
For more information, or an interview with Russell Evans, CEO please contact Krista Moore, Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific, Accounting Professionals Division, Tel: + 612 9857 1423.