Accounting Today quoted Chief Information Digital Officer Peter Scavuzzo in the second installment of The Frontier, a focus on robotics in accounting.
By Chris Gaetano
“Every firm I know of is short-staffed and needs people,” [Scavuzzo] said. “So rather than saying we’re downsizing, reducing headcount, I’d say we’re closing the demand gap of resources we need. That’s an important distinction.”
He added that the work people will be drawn to will be more complex, require more time, and be more analytical in nature. As firms fill out their capacities for this work with technology, he said, the profession might not shrink but actually grow as demand for expertise rises.