Ancient IRS Computer Systems, How to Get Hacked as a CPA, & News from SuiteWorld 2018

Ancient IRS Computer Systems, How to Get Hacked as a CPA, & News from SuiteWorld 2018

David Leary joins the podcast for the first time as my new co-host. We discuss the IRS' ancient computer systems that caused the crash on tax day, a case study of a CPA who got hacked by a malicious "keylogger" program, news from Blake's visit to NetSuite's SuiteWorld 2018, and a robot that can assemble an IKEA chair.

How mAccounting is turning accounting from a necessary evil to a strategic advantage

How mAccounting is turning accounting from a necessary evil to a strategic advantage

Tom Gabbert joins the podcast to talk about the "m" in mAccounting (it stands for "mobile"), why he's looking to hire "people people" (not just number crunchers), his efforts to "turn accounting from a necessary evil to a strategic advantage," the benefits of his firm's shift to cloud accounting, where the profession is heading, the emergence of outsourced accounting services, what needs to change in accounting education, how Tom is creating the firm and life he wants, and more.

Sage Intacct connects and automates the accounting profession

Sage Intacct connects and automates the accounting profession

Chris Rose, VP of Business Development at Sage Intacct, joins the podcast to talk about why organizations need to move to the cloud for their ERP, the value of cloud APIs for enabling third party integrations, and the threats and opportunities automation is presenting to the accounting profession.

Big Four blockchain, AI, and RPA

Big Four blockchain, AI, and RPA

Dr. Sean Stein Smith, DBA and CPA, joins the Cloud Accounting Podcast to discuss five of the top accounting articles from the past few weeks, including stories about PwC, blockchain, KPMG's partnership with Watson, EY's use of RPA to automate internally and for clients, the evolution of the "one firm client" practice, and why artificial intelligence is the future of accounting.

Making innovation organic to our firms with The Radical CPA

Making innovation organic to our firms with The Radical CPA

In this episode of the Cloud Accounting Podcast, I'm joined by Jody Padar, CEO and Principal of the New Vision CPA Group, a public accounting firm based in the Chicago area. Jody is the author of "The Radical CPA," and has just published a follow-up called "From Success to Significance: The Radical CPA Guide."

Workaholism, toxic meetings, and remote work

Workaholism, toxic meetings, and remote work

On Episode 6 of the podcast, I'm joined by Jeff Phillips of Accountingfly, a site for accountants and finance professionals to apply easily to hundreds of great jobs. We discuss the latest cloud accounting news, including: The four drivers of workaholism, and how it doesn't make for more productive employees; why meetings are toxic; how Gusto hired more women engineers; and how to be part of a team, even when working remotely

5-hour workday for accountants, American views of automation, & Bitcoin taxes

5-hour workday for accountants, American views of automation, & Bitcoin taxes

I'm joined by Amanda Aguillard, David Emmerman, Ryan Watson, and Jay Kimelman of Bluewire Strategy Group. We discuss how an accounting firm in Australia successfully moved to a 5-hour workday, a new survey that shows most Americans see automation is coming, but don't think it will affect them in their own lifetimes, Bitcoin traders who have no idea they owe a lot of tax, and how the IRS is making things difficult by not being clear, and new smart glasses that don't make you look like a dork (anymore than you already do).

Are CPAs "insecure overachievers," tax reform accelerates automation, and the War on Excel

Are CPAs "insecure overachievers," tax reform accelerates automation, and the War on Excel

In this episode, I'm joined by Mike Whitmire, co-founder and CEO of FloQast. We discuss whether or not big firm CPAs are "insecure overachievers," how tax reform is accelerating the shift to automation in manufacturing, Sage's plans for international growth with Sage Intacct, why cloud accountants are embracing the business chat tool Slack, and why the War on Excel is a mistake.