In an article by Todd Cheney posted on the Bloomberg BNA Accounting Blog on November 14, 2017, that explains how the profession will rapidly transform in the future, EKS&H Partner Ryan Sells highlights the impact of computing on traditional accounting functions. The article goes on to describe a potential curriculum gap at colleges and universities that may not be providing accounting and consulting professionals a broad enough range of subject matter as fast as it is needed.
“There was a day when there was a full-time position to calculate depreciation,” said Ryan Sells, an assurance partner at the public accounting firm of EKS&H, LLLP at the 2017 AICPA Healthcare Conference.
“Now that is something we can put into a system and it spits it out in five minutes. We don’t need someone to spend their entire day doing that. Clearly, we are looking for different kinds of workers with a more technology focus.”
Read the full article on the Bloomberg BNA Accounting Blog