We’ve spent a lot of time here talking about the impact machine automation will have on our profession. The bottom line is this: Machines will soon be able to do a lot of jobs that accounting and finance professionals are doing right now.
The key question is this: Will those machines be able to do your job?
Here’s how you can find out.
It’s a website called “Will Robots Take My Job?” Simply choose your occupation, hit “Enter,” and behold your future.
I chose “Editor.” The website told me I’m “totally safe.”
My boss, Tom Hood, a CPA, chose “accountant.” The website told him he is “doomed.”
Of course, he’s also a CEO, which the website said is “totally safe.”
I guess it depends on your point of view.
Find out what your future holds here, then consider this: You’ll be safe as long as you’re doing work that machines can’t do.
As Peter Sheahan says, “Humans should only do work that only humans can do.”
Go do it.