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.

Predictions for 2018, Intuit acquires TSheets, & an API at the IRS

Predictions for 2018, Intuit acquires TSheets, & an API at the IRS

I'm joined by David Leary, Global Small Business Ecosystem Evangelist at Intuit. We discuss the insanity around the latest cryptocurrency (KodakCoin), our predictions for accounting in 2018, Intuit's acquisition of TSheets, the wasteful nature of recurring meetings, and how the IRS might soon have an API

Blockchain, AI, and why you need to move to the cloud, now!

Blockchain, AI, and why you need to move to the cloud, now!

In this episode, I'm joined by Will Lopez, Founder and CEO of Advisorfi. We discuss the potential impact of blockchain and artificial intelligence on the accounting profession, new features announced at QuickBooks Connect, and how 9/11 resulted in the beginning of the end for paper checks.

What accountants should learn from the Deloitte Hack

What accountants should learn from the Deloitte Hack

Welcome to the first episode of Cloud Accounting Weekly, the Podcast Edition! Phil Gross joins the podcast to discuss top stories in accounting technology from the past few weeks. Topics in this episode: The hack of Deloitte's email server, the debate over remote vs. office work, the untold story of how Xero got its domain name, whether or not to move data when converting accounting systems, and JPMorgan's investment in Bill.com.