Changing the face of public accounting

November 16, 2022

By Randy Crabtree

It's no secret that our profession is going through a challenging time. Stress and workloads have never been higher. Regs and provisions keep changing. Boomer partners are retiring in droves and try as we may, we just can't seem to attract enough talented young people to the accounting world — and convince them to stay once we do.

For answers, I've found it helpful to look outside the profession, or to influencers who didn't follow the traditional path to our business. That's where Blake Oliver, CPA, comes in. Founder of Earmark CPE and co-host of the popular Cloud Accounting podcast, Oliver is on Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential list, among others. Not bad for a college music major, who's changed jobs more times than he can remember and who literally fell into the profession as a result of seeing his dream of creating music for Hollywood films disrupted by technology.

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