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accounting firms 2018 worries

A Working List of Things Accounting Firms Will Be Fretting About in 2018

Disruption Change Disruptive change The pace of disruptive change Whether or not they’ve figured out the cloud Finding qualified talent Millennials Figuring out how to find qualified talent that aren’t millennials The inevitable cyberattack that will result in every client the firm has ever had filing a lawsuit Artificial intelligence making accountants obsolete through automation […]

The Definitive ‘I’m Quitting Public Accounting’ Checklist

Busy season is coming to a close. Some of you are already done and are spending this Friday at a ballpark eating junk food and drinking heavily because that's exactly what you should be doing.

And some of you are still grinding it out because, with 10 days left until the most overhyped deadline in a tax professional's year, that's exactly what you should be doing.

Regardless of what bucket you fall into, this will be the last busy season for some of you. You may already know that or you may not, but it's a fact. And if you've never quit a public accounting job before, then there's a number of things you need to do before that last day comes. There are all kind of practical things that you should do of course, but this is NOT that list. Since when do accountants need to be told what's practical? Let's proceed.

A Checklist for Leaving Public Accounting

This is the fifth entrant from the Going Concern freelancer candidates. The following is by Lee St. Mark. As a follower of Going Concern, you know it is that time of year again; then again maybe you don't know what time of year it is because you have been buried by your public accounting job. […]