It wasn't all that long ago that family doctors were "general practitioners." You went to them for everything from removing a deep splinter to an outbreak of the mumps. Specialists were usually reserved for more dire conditions.Not anymore. The general practitioner has evolved into an "internist," while specialties in the medical field have sprung up like weeds in a vacant lot.
The accounting profession is undergoing a similar evolution. The generic accountants who performed a variety of traditional client services are being usurped by specialists in booming niches such as forensics, litigation support, valuation, cost segregation, IT consulting and, of course, financial planning.
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