The ability to crunch numbers in a variety of approaches and attain valuable information to better understand the current position and move accordingly in an attempt to gain a better stance can now happen in a blink of an eye. Accounting that is now paired with continuous auditing and reporting has been around for a while but it is now on its way to becoming pretty common. I believe it has reached an important milestone as it is now being considered as standard learning for the next generation. A milestone that is taken up in the article written by Maria Murphy.

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Screen capture of the article as seen on:
http://www.aicpa.org/interestareas/accountingeducation/newsandpublications/pages/future-of-audit-accounting-education.aspx