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The rise of Robo-Accountants – and how to beat them2018-08-05T08:57:19+00:00

A stimulating, provocative and entertaining talk about what the future holds for Accountants

– and how best to prepare for what we know and what we don’t yet know!

We all know about the rise of cloud accounting, the move to commoditise compliance work and the likely impact of MTD. But what is there a little further around the corner? What does the future hold for accountants in practice?

What are the key changes and developments that accountants need to start preparing for in the coming 12 months to compete successfully, grow their practices and remain in practice in the longer term?

This evolving presentation has been well received at major accounting conferences in the UK and in South Africa.  The messages and issues have been chosen to engage and stimulate partners and senior staff in all sizes of firms, from sole practitioners, to mid-size and major firms. The material is adapted for international audiences.

Some of the topics addressed in this entertaining talk are exciting and liberating. Some are scary and some could mean bigger changes than ever before in the way accountants run their practices, service their clients and earn their living.

Key takeaways for your audience include:

  • Increased awareness and understanding of how technology will change the role of accountants
  • How your practice will really be impacted by key changes and developments
  • What you can do to benefit from and exploit the related opportunities

Mark’s Presentations for Professional Success

Mark Lee is a qualified chartered accountant and an accomplished and entertaining professional speaker.  He is equally at home presenting keynote talks at conferences, seminars and in-house away days. Years ago he was a partner at Clark Whitehill before being head-hunted to lead the Professional Practices team at BDO in London.

Mark’s sessions are always popular as he has built a formidable reputation. He may be controversial but he is always enthusiastic and positive. Unlike some other speakers he is not ‘in your face’ or aggressive and never tells accountants what they MUST do differently. Instead he encourages them to choose solutions and ideas that will work for them personally.

You can book Mark to present his entertaining talks in-house for your firm or for wider audiences of accountants, bookkeepers and tax advisers.

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Over the years Mark has been commended for his keynote speeches and talks at conferences for professional bodies, associations, banks and professional firms.

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What Makes Mark Lee STAND OUT?

Mark is regularly described as an entertaining, engaging and inspirational presenter who evidently has a lasting impact.

By profession Mark is a chartered accountant but he has never fitted the archetypal stereotype. In the early 1990s Accountancy Age magazine regularly pictured him and referenced his love of magic tricks in their back cover features on unconventional accountants. He has since been described as ‘the most networked accountant in the UK’ and is regularly ranked as one of the most influential speakers and commentators online. For many years he was one of the ‘go to’ accountancy personalities when the media wanted credible and independent quotes or interviews.

From the start of this century Mark has been invited to speak at dozens of prestigious conferences and seminars for accountants and other professionals. In 2006 he chose to move away from being a tax adviser, preferring instead to focus only on those elements of his career he had most enjoyed over the years – speaking, writing, mentoring and facilitating.

As his bookmark shaped business cards note, Mark is also a ‘debunker’ keen to dispel myths, misconceptions and hype related to those topics of which he has a deep knowledge and interest.

To discuss whether Mark is available and right for your event, conference or workshop, Contact Mark on mark@bookmarklee.co.uk , phone 07769 692890 or book a convenient time to speak with him using this link >>>