Hi. I'm Blake.

I'm an accountant who specializes in cloud accounting technology.

I produce a weekly podcast with David Leary called the Cloud Accounting Podcast. I also write a weekly email newsletter called Cloud Accounting Weekly. You can also read my blog called — you guessed it — the Cloud Accounting Blog.

Follow me on LinkedIn. And if you can think of a better name for any of these projects, let me know on Twitter.

Awards

I was honored to be named to CPA Practice Advisor's 40 Under 40 list for the accounting profession in 2016 and 2017.

Work

I work at FloQast. We're a bunch of accountants making close management software that helps accounting teams close the books faster and more accurately.

Before that, I was a Manager in the Outsourced Finance & Accounting division of the Consulting practice at Armanino LLP, the largest California-based CPA & Consulting firm and a top 25 firm nationwide.

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My accounting career began in 2012 when I founded Cloudsourced Accounting, an online bookkeeping and cloud integration firm that grew to serve hundreds of clients. We were one of the first Xero bookkeeping partners in the United States and led the way in leveraging cloud accounting and online project collaboration tools to provide our clients with a superior customer experience.

Cloudsourced Accounting was acquired by HPC (formerly Harshman Phillips & Company) in 2015. After the purchase, I served as Director of Technology and Marketing for HPC, then later worked with cloud accounting software developer Xero as a "Xero Ambassador" for the U.S. West Coast. 

Education

I earned my bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University, where I majored in cello performance. At the time I put up a few audition tapes on YouTube. Here's a link to my favorite (the Prelude from the C Major Suite by J.S. Bach).