The Top 100 People: The major issues facing accountants
There can be no doubt that the accounting profession faces a great many challenges (though many are coupled with tremendous opportunities), and with so much change going on, it can be difficult to figure out which challenge to address first.
So, as part of this year’s Top 100 Most Influential People survey, Accounting Today asked, “What is the most important issue currently facing the accounting profession?”
Many of the T100 refused to pick just one; others made the point that many of these are issues are intertwined. Nonetheless, a few issues bubbled to the top: the game-changing impact of technology, the critical importance of staff, and the need for accountants to maintain their relevance in a period of massive change. A selection of their thoughts on those topics — and a number of other issues of concern — are below.
(To see the full responses of all the candidates for the Top 100, click here.)