Blessed or Cursed to Live in Interesting Times? is the title of the speech I just gave to the NY Metro Chapter of AAM (Association for Accounting Marketing). Although I covered the standard topics, the main thread of the speech was the accountant's role as "most trusted advisor.”

In particular, I talked about its origination and how firm consolidators were attracted to the possible revenue opportunities associated with clients of trusted advisors. The dilemma that I see is the increased friction between "the accounting profession" and "the business of public accounting" is putting pressure on what actually constitutes this most trust advisor role.

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