On the face of it the debacle arose from particular circumstances, not least the exquisite embarrassment of a top seven national auditor by revenue failing to audit itself properly whilst embarking on the sort of giddy, risky buying splurge its clients generally avoid.
I really envy Accountants. Clever kids who do well at school, they understand maths, they study economics and business, they work hard and qualify as Accountants. When they search for a new job they look up the 'Positions Available' under 'A' for Accountant.
As the rate of technological innovation accelerates, we are not only seeing a new generation of digitally enabled, entrepreneurial businesses emerge, but likewise, traditional industries are being disrupted and existing small and medium businesses are being given a renewed competitive advantage.