While the PCPS comes out annually with the top five issues facing accounting firms, I have found that the following 14 internal and external issues (see box on page 9) are now having the most impact (positive and negative) on the profitability and future of firms.While there is never a single solution to solve all problems, it is incumbent upon firms to address the following issues to determine the extent to which they have an impact on the firm.

Internal issues

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