The technology — and human — lessons of COVID-19

May 22, 2020

Published: Journal of Accountancy

The ninth annual JofA technology roundtable podcast was initially recorded in early March, just before the coronavirus pandemic started wreaking havoc on American lives and the economy. With the world at a dramatically different place than when we first recorded, the roundtable participants agreed to hold another call May 6 to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on accounting, accounting technology, and accountants themselves.

Participating in the episode are two of the top technology experts in the accounting space: Donny Shimamoto, CPA/CITP, CGMA, founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, and Amanda Wilkie, a consultant with Boomer Consulting. They are joined by small firm owner Nikki Winston, CPA, who leverages technology to provide accounting services and CPA Exam coaching through her firm, The Winston CPA Group.

In this episode you will learn:What the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed about the ability of accounting firms and other businesses to quickly move to all employees having to work remotely.

Some of the challenges accountants have faced and the technologies that have been most helpful in meeting those challenges.

What is now acceptable on videoconferences that was taboo before COVID-19.

How the virtual working environment required during the pandemic has not just blurred but destroyed the line between your work identity and your home identity.

Ways to leverage technology to address the very human needs brought to the surface due to pandemic-related social and physical isolation.

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