2018: The Year Cloud Accounting Passes the Tipping Point

2018: The Year Cloud Accounting Passes the Tipping Point

How many people does it take to make an idea go viral? It's lower than you might think. All it takes is 10% of the population to come around and change is inevitable. To learn how we've already passed that tipping point for cloud accounting technology, read my article in the July 2018 issue of California CPA Magazine.

How will the Supreme Court sales tax ruling affect accountants?

How will the Supreme Court sales tax ruling affect accountants?

The U.S. Supreme Court decision expanding nexus to out-of-state online retailers continued to dominate the accounting news this week; analytics company Domo went public as watchdog warns 'stay away from this IPO'; LeaseAccelerator raised $30M in funding for lease accounting software; how Walmart is leading an effort to track its grocery supply chain using blockchain technology; and more

Supreme Court sales tax ruling is a windfall for Avalara

Supreme Court sales tax ruling is a windfall for Avalara

The big news this week is that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a decision rewriting the rules on sales tax for online retailers. Now states can collect sales tax on orders shipped to their state, even if the retailer has no physical presence in that state. For details and analysis, take a listen to the latest episode of the Cloud Accounting Podcast.

New Survey Finds Accounting Teams Embrace Technology to Solve Hiring Challenges

New Survey Finds Accounting Teams Embrace Technology to Solve Hiring Challenges

Accountants are again taking a leadership role in their organizations with the adoption of cloud applications. According to FloQast’s new survey of accounting and finance professionals, 85 percent of respondents are facing increased challenges in hiring and retaining talent, and technology adoption is a key strategy in attracting and retaining talent.

KPMG partners with Google, Vermont pays to attract remote workers, & finance leads in RPA adoption

KPMG partners with Google, Vermont pays to attract remote workers, & finance leads in RPA adoption

Big Four firm KPMG International has partnered with Google to create solutions, Slack's new Actions update means your team can do more work in one place, Vermont will pay people $10,000 to move there and work remotely, the majority of medium and large accounting firms have moved all their IT infrastructure to the cloud, why introverts are better at networking, and more

Blockchain and CryptoKitties at IMA ACE 2018

Blockchain and CryptoKitties at IMA ACE 2018

I'm looking forward to explaining the potential (and insanity) of blockchain technology for real world applications to IMA members at their annual conference using the example of CryptoKitties, the "collectable, breedable, adorable" digital cats. It's like Beanie Babies in the cloud!

Lessons on Radical Leadership from a Study of Music

Lessons on Radical Leadership from a Study of Music

Recently I was asked to speak for FloQast at the The CFO Leadership Council annual conference in Boston. The theme was "Radical CFO," so I thought I'd do something radical and share a lesson I learned about leadership as a young cellist in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.

KPMG partners with Microsoft to build new accounting software "Wiise"

KPMG partners with Microsoft to build new accounting software "Wiise"

This week I’m most intrigued by reports out of Australia that KPMG has partnered with Microsoft and Commonwealth Bank to create an SEM-focused standalone accounting software solution called Wiise on Microsoft’s existing Dynamics Business Central platform.

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.