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Accounting for the Future

I wrote about the accounting profession's future last week. It looks…interesting, let's say. I can't say "bright" because that implies that shades would prove useful for seeing what's really there.

Predictions are difficult. Sure, you can say accountants will never stop eating hours or Donald Trump won't become president, but when it comes to envisioning robots or 21st century auditing, it gets a little tricky.

The profession's future is more like a puzzle that came in a box without a picture on the lid and only half the pieces. We have no idea what we're looking at and after staring at the mess for a few minutes, we move on with our lives.

But I'll continue to crack wise about it, place a few pieces, see who comes along to try it out. I've been sitting here too long not to see it through to the end.

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