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KPMG partners with Microsoft to build new accounting software "Wiise"

KPMG partners with Microsoft to build new accounting software "Wiise"

This week I’m most intrigued by reports out of Australia that KPMG has partnered with Microsoft and Commonwealth Bank to create an SEM-focused standalone accounting software solution called Wiise on Microsoft’s existing Dynamics Business Central platform.

Are big firm CPAs “insecure overachievers”?

Are big firm CPAs “insecure overachievers”?

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

Cloud Accounting Weekly #7

Cloud Accounting Weekly #7

TSheets breaks ground on a new building, how blockchain's shared ledger could revolutionize accounting, results of the 2016 tech trends survey of accounting firms, a review of ProfitCents, and more

Cloud Accounting Weekly #4

Cloud Accounting Weekly #4

Xero revenue rises 67%, David Barrett explains his ExpensiCon chart, TSheets integrates with Expensify, Geni Whitehouse says be quirky, Rod Drury talks Tesla, and more

Listen to Cloud Stories Ep. 43: "Brazilians, Beauty and Bookkeeping"

Listen to Cloud Stories Ep. 43: "Brazilians, Beauty and Bookkeeping"

On the Cloud Stories podcast, Heather Smith interviews Danetha Doe, one of CPA Practice Advisor's "Top 40 Under 40" accounting professionals in 2015. Among other things, Danetha talks about her journey from NFL cheerleader to celebrity financial strategist.

Cloud Accounting Weekly #2

Cloud Accounting Weekly #2

TaxJar reaches 5,000 customers. Plus updates from Abacus, Harvest, Hubdoc, QBO, and Xero; a couple of reviews; and some great podcasts.

7 excellent podcasts for accountants

7 excellent podcasts for accountants

Podcasts are great for "dead" time. Driving to work. Working out. They're an excellent tool for professional development. After all, who wants to read more after staring at a computer screen all day? Listen to accounting industry podcasts on the way home from work and save time for watching Game of Thrones at home.

Interview on Cloud Stories [Podcast]

Interview on Cloud Stories [Podcast]

Heather Smith recently invited me as a guest on her Cloud Stories podcast series. Heather and I discuss Cloudsourced Accounting, what clients want from their CPAs, how Xero add-ons can stand out, and what Xero needs to do to break through in the US market.