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

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.

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. 

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

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.