New E-Books Offer Steps Toward Future-Readiness for CPAs, Finance Professionals

The Maryland Association of CPAs and its learning and innovation center, the Business Learning Institute, have released a pair of e-books that will help accounting and finance professionals become more future-ready.

The e-books describe “five strategic and practical steps that anyone can do to become a future-ready CPA or finance professional,” says Tom Hood, CEO of the MACPA and the BLI. “The guidance applies to every role in any firm or organization. These five steps, applied through the lens of your particular expertise and experience, are what can help you anticipate change and prepare for it. It’s a new set of eyes and a new set of tools that only you can bring alive in your context of where you are professionally.”

Hood continues, “How will the disruptive forces of technology and automation affect your organization and career? This is the most important thing for CPAs and finance professionals to pay attention to right now. Forces of change aren’t something that we can or should fight. We’re not going to slow down change. We’re not going to make technology obsolete. What we can do is be ready for it. We can put ourselves in a place where the future helps us, not hurts us. That’s what being a future-ready finance professional is all about. Don’t fight change – leverage it, for the benefit of your career and organization.”

The e-books can be downloaded at no cost from the Business Learning Institute’s website. They are accompanied by an online quiz that will gauge readers’ future-readiness and provide access to additional resources that can help them become even more future-ready.