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

    By | December 12, 2017
    1. Disruption
    2. Change
    3. Disruptive change
    4. The pace of disruptive change
    5. Whether or not they’ve figured out the cloud
    6. Finding qualified talent
    7. Millennials
    8. Figuring out how to find qualified talent that aren’t millennials
    9. The inevitable cyberattack that will result in every client the firm has ever had filing a lawsuit
    10. Artificial intelligence making accountants obsolete through automation
    11. Artificial intelligence making accountants obsolete through extermination
    12. Whether or not to accept Bitcoin as payment for services
    13. After deciding to accept Bitcoin as payment for services, figuring out what the hell Bitcoin is
    14. Client retention
    15. Client retention in the event of a merger with another firm
    16. Client retention in the event of nuclear war

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    • Megan Lewczyk

      Caleb, how could you forget Gen-Z? We enjoyed CPE on their generalized quarks here in SC at our yearly Professional Issues Update. Seriously, we did.

      • Caleb Newquist

        It’s a *working* list!

    • What about Tax Reform?

    • Big4Veteran

      This only applies to one firm, but can you imagine how hard they’re going to try to not fuck up the Oscars in 2018?