This webinar on Redefining Bookkeeper was hosted by the Institute for Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). Ingrid Edstrom dives deep into the bookkeeping profession has evolved, the skills and knowledge needed to be a bookkeeper in our modern world, and the importance of using the terminology that our clients are using to search for the services they need.
The bookkeeping profession has dramatically altered over the last decade. Now that almost everything can be done in the cloud and there is a diverse array of apps to automate most data entry, the role of professional bookkeeper has gone from that of recorder and “bean counter” to a role of expert and business advisor. Bookkeeping is now a highly specialized profession that requires amazing combination of tech-savvy, business acumen, and people skills. One of the biggest challenges facing our profession is that our clients and many colleagues don’t realize that the industry has changed.
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Ingrid Edstrom is the Priestess of Profits at the award winning bookkeeping firm, Polymath LLC. She has been recognized as one of the accounting profession’s Top 40 Under 40, Most Powerful Women in Accounting, and the 2017 Top “Up-N-Comer” ProAdvisor. She is a certified FICB (Fellow member – Institute for Certified Bookkeepers), and she has been instrumental in establishing the ICB in the United States, including launching their new webinar series. Ingrid is the creator the AskABookkeeper.com online education series, a member of the Intuit Trainer/Writer Network, and leader of the Southern Oregon Woodard Group. When Ingrid is not teaching or playing her favorite video game (QuickBooks!), she is usually playing Irish music or frolicking with her goats.