September 18, 2017

ABOVE AVERAGE IS OVER:

Robots will soon do your taxes and your bookkeeper is cool with that (ANOUK VLEUGELS, 9/18/17, Next Web)

Up until about ten years ago, choosing a career in accountancy was considered a safe bet. It came with a decent salary, plenty of job opportunities and all sorts of benefits. Robots were still a distant reality. Something to worry about for blue-collar workers, maybe, but in no way threatening to those in the financial industry.

Oh, how times have changed. In 2013, two researchers from Oxford University published a study examining to what extent jobs are susceptible to computerization. The results, at least for accountants and bookkeepers, were pretty grim: Bookkeeping had a 97.6 percent chance of being automated in the near future. Accounting and auditing did only a little better, at 95.3 percent.

Posted by at September 18, 2017 6:01 AM

  

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