Cloud Accounting Weekly #33
Here are the top accounting technology links I clicked on this past week.
AICPA.org — As a percentage of firm revenue, client accounting services/virtual CFO services grew 131% from 2014 to 2016 for firms making $10 million or more per year. This sort of work now represents an average of 9% of total firm revenue for larger firms.
Accountex Report — Greg Lam lays out the details on the new Xero Partner Program on the Accountex/Sleeter blog.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm Eastern
Gencast.io — Greg Kyte is both a CPA and a stand-up comedian. Don't miss this CPE webinar in which Greg will "show how various findings in the fields of behavioral economic and behavioral psychology can be used to increase ethical behavior in the accounting profession."
Future of the Profession
The Lifestyle Accountant — Jeff Maddux, the "Lifestyle Accountant," describes his experience as the first U.S. partner of high-tech accounting firm Accodex.
Aiteo Consulting — Jonathan Smith interviews Jens Mortier of Belgian-based blockchain consultancy Trase and concludes that blockchain in 2016 is like the internet in 1983.
TechCrunch — Now you can write your own applications that integrate with G Suite without knowing any programming.
Practice Ignition has made some nice improvements to how it handles client payments. Now you or your clients can store multiple payment methods and decide which one to use for each proposal.
Now you can invite clients to the Receipt Bank mobile app by sending a text message.
ZDNet — At QB Connect, Intuit said that QBO would be the first small business accounting platform to integrate with Apple Pay ... and Xero beat them to the punch.
Catching Clouds — Patti Scharf of Catching Clouds lays out why A2X is an absolutely essential tool for Xero accounting partners working with e-commerce clients. ("It will rock your world.")
Sales & Marketing
The Profitable Firm — Want to get the benefits of blogging without the hassle of setting up a blog? Optimize your LinkedIn profile, connect to your target market, and start posting short articles on LinkedIn Pulse.
Thriveal CPA Network — In Episode 65, Jason and Greg interview Deeper Weekend attendees to see what inspired them after a day of teaching from Blair Enns on the Four Sales Conversations.
Accountex Report — Fire half your staff and recapture their salaries as your profit. Or free up their time to take on more profitable work. Cloud accounting technology gives you the choice.
Thanks for reading! Looking to catch up on the news? Check out the previous issue, Cloud Accounting Weekly #32.