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.

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.

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.

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 Classification of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency by the IRS

The Classification of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency by the IRS

IRS guidance is silent on which section of the tax code cryptocurrency falls into. This has major implications for the tax treatment of transactions involving Bitcoin. Read Craig Smalley's analysis on CPA Practice Advisor.

New Features and Improvements Announced at QuickBooks Connect

New Features and Improvements Announced at QuickBooks Connect

Intuit announced a number of new features and improvements at the annual QuickBooks Connect user conference. Read about the updates on the QuickBooks Blog.