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accounting firm timesheet

4 Reasons the Accounting Firm Timesheet Must Evolve in 2019

It’s 4:45 on a Friday afternoon at Accounting Firm, USA. Fee earners are itching to start their weekends, but one final task remains. Before the happy hour beer taps can flow, before elated dogs (and disinterested cats) can greet their returning owners home, before the family can pile into the minivan and head out to […]

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Controllers Say AI and Blockchain on the Cusp of Transforming SOX Compliance

When asked whether artificial intelligence and blockchain will play a role in accounting and finance teams’ Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts in the near future, Brian Christensen said, without hesitation, “Absolutely.” “The question is, how far down the road is that?” said Christensen, executive vice president of global internal audit and financial advisory at consulting firm Protiviti. […]

“Rise of the Robots” – Cognitive Technology Threatens Us All

A reader’s skeptical comment on the second of this series — Part I and Part II — on the ominous messages for the accounting profession in Martin Ford’s prize-winning book of last year, Rise of the Robots was that, "The elephant in the room (is) that automation is nowhere close to being able to make […]

Reminder: Robots Are Coming For Your Accounting Jobs

As you may have heard, THE MACHINES are taking over CPA jobs. But for accounting wizards like yourselves, you probably want some numbers to tell the story. Fair enough. Last week, Planet Money covered a 2013 study entitled The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?  It’s gotten attention in the accounting profession before, […]