Blake Oliver, CPA
Updated March 5, 2019
Blake Oliver is an entrepreneur, accountant, writer, and speaker who specializes in cloud accounting technology. He is the Director of Product Marketing for FloQast. In 2016 and 2017, he was named a “40 Under 40” in the accounting profession by CPA Practice Advisor.
Blake is the author of Own Your Close, a newsletter for accountants leveraging cloud technology to make their jobs more strategic and impactful. He also produces and co-hosts the Cloud Accounting Podcast, a weekly news round-up for accountants, bookkeepers, and anyone interested in the future of the profession.
Before all of that, in 2012 Blake founded Cloudsourced Accounting, an online bookkeeping service with a mission to disrupt the business models of traditional CPA firms and freelance bookkeepers. The firm was an early adopter of cloud accounting apps such as Xero, Bill.com, and Expensify, which enabled Blake’s staff and clients to collaborate 100% remotely. Within three years, Cloudsourced Accounting was a team of twelve serving approximately 200 customers spread across the United States. HPC acquired Cloudsourced Accounting in 2015. (HPC itself was acquired by Top 50 firm Aprio in 2018.)
After taking time off to finish his CPA exams, Blake joined Armanino LLP, the largest California-based accounting and consulting firm, where he worked as a Manager in the Outsourced Finance & Accounting team.