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.
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.
Laura Empson argues that professional services firms (looking at you, public accounting) deliberately recruit overachievers, then exploit their insecurity; new tax rules are speeding up automation; Thomson Reuters catches up... to the Xero and QBO of ten years ago; a terrible client experience caused by hourly billing; and more