The Effects of Digitalisation on Accounting Service Companies

Tommi Jylhä, Nestori Syynimaa

Abstract

Rapidly expanding digitalisation profoundly affects several jobs and businesses in the following years. Some of the jobs are expected to disappear altogether. The expanding digitalisation can be seen as an example of the diffusion of innovations. The world has witnessed similar developments since the early years of industrialisation. Some of the sectors that will face the most disruptive changes are accounting, bookkeeping, and auditing. As much as 94 to 98 per cent of these jobs are at risk. The purpose of this study was to find out how digitalisation, automation of routines, robotics, and artificial intelligence are expected to affect the business structure, organisations, tasks, and employees in Finland in the following years. In this study, 11 of the biggest companies providing outsourced accounting services in Finland were interviewed. According to the results, the development of the technology will lead to substantial loss of routine jobs in the industry in the next few years. The results of the study will help estimate the changes the rapidly developing technology will bring to the industry in focus. The results will also help the organisations in the industry to learn from the experiences of the other organisations, see the potential benefits, and prepare for the forthcoming change through strategic choices, management, and personnel training.

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Jylhä T. and Syynimaa N. (2019). The Effects of Digitalisation on Accounting Service Companies.In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-372-8, pages 502-508. DOI: 10.5220/0007808605020508


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis19,
author={Tommi Jylhä and Nestori Syynimaa},
title={The Effects of Digitalisation on Accounting Service Companies},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2019},
pages={502-508},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007808605020508},
isbn={978-989-758-372-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - The Effects of Digitalisation on Accounting Service Companies
SN - 978-989-758-372-8
AU - Jylhä T.
AU - Syynimaa N.
PY - 2019
SP - 502
EP - 508
DO - 10.5220/0007808605020508