Think There's a Talent Shortage Now? Just Wait

Think There's a Talent Shortage Now? Just Wait

There’s plenty of talk about the difficulty of hiring and retaining good CPAs, but it appears this trend isn’t limited to the accounting profession. CFO.com reported recently on a looming global talent shortage, which according to economic modeling, will reach about 85 million people by 2030.

Can't find the app you need? Build it yourself!

Can't find the app you need? Build it yourself!

My favorite story this week is about an accountant who couldn’t find the budgeting app he wanted for his clients, so he built it himself using developers hired on the freelancing site UpWork.

What's New with NetSuite from SuiteWorld 2018

What's New with NetSuite from SuiteWorld 2018

I’m back today from SuiteWorld 2018 in Las Vegas. For those who couldn’t make it to SuiteWorld (or those who skipped the keynote to sleep in), I’ve summarized my key takeaways regarding new NetSuite products and future releases. 

Green Apple Podcast: How Automation is Making Accounting more Creative

Green Apple Podcast: How Automation is Making Accounting more Creative

I joined John Garrett recently on the Green Apple Podcast to talk about how my background in classical music helps my accounting career, how automation is attracting more creative individuals to the accounting profession, and why being authentic at work is the key to developing relationships that will aid your career. Listen here.

Podcasts for Accountants & Controllers

Podcasts for Accountants & Controllers

My latest list of podcasts for accountants & controllers; Zuora soars in its IPO; IT spending on track for big gains, Intacct's Rob Reid on the SaaStr podcast; now you can record macros in Google Sheets; Big Four firms dip a toe in initial coin offerings; and more

Sage Advice Podcast: The Changing Nature of Teams in the Workplace

Sage Advice Podcast: The Changing Nature of Teams in the Workplace

Read my interview with Ed Kless on the Sage Advice Podcast. We talk about how my first career as a classical cellist was disrupted by automation, what drew me to accounting technology, and how teams in the accounting profession are increasingly becoming a mix of full-time employees, part-time employees, contractors, and outsourcing firms.

The Future of Accounting Teams

The Future of Accounting Teams

Want to hear a crazy stat? Jeff Phillips, CEO of the recruiting site Accountingfly, says that these days a remote or hybrid (combination of remote and local) job will get seven times the number of applicants that a traditional in-office job gets. For this and more of the top links I clicked on this past week, read the latest issue of Cloud Accounting Weekly.