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.
Read my interview with Ed Kless on the Sage Advice Podcast. We talk about how my first career as a classical cellist was disrupted by automation, what drew me to accounting technology, and how teams in the accounting profession are increasingly becoming a mix of full-time employees, part-time employees, contractors, and outsourcing firms.
EY is out with a slick new corporate client portal for the Americas Tax practice; Mike Whitmire is my guest on the new episode the Cloud Accounting Podcast; Intuit launches its first corporate brand campaign with an animated short that's up to 16 million views on YouTube; Intel has developed smart glasses that don't make you look like a complete dork, Rod Drury on Xero's move from the New Zealand to Australian stock exchange; and more
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