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KPMG partners with Google, Vermont pays to attract remote workers, & finance leads in RPA adoption

KPMG partners with Google, Vermont pays to attract remote workers, & finance leads in RPA adoption

Big Four firm KPMG International has partnered with Google to create solutions, Slack's new Actions update means your team can do more work in one place, Vermont will pay people $10,000 to move there and work remotely, the majority of medium and large accounting firms have moved all their IT infrastructure to the cloud, why introverts are better at networking, and more

Can't find the app you need? Build it yourself!

Can't find the app you need? Build it yourself!

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.

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

How Accounting Teams are Changing, and What to Do About It

How Accounting Teams are Changing, and What to Do About It

How accounting teams are changing, AI-powered robots just beat humans in a Stanford reading test, a scary new era of Slack accountants, the best gear for travel, surviving the open office, and how to increase sales by mastering the art of storytelling

Ask in Xero HQ & QuickBooks Online Invoicing in Gmail

Ask in Xero HQ & QuickBooks Online Invoicing in Gmail

Intuit unveils new finance platform "Turbo," the untold story of Xero, the best tech for your home office, query clients with Ask in Xero HQ, send QBO invoices from Gmail, the best password managers, flying drones that take inventory, and more

BookKeeping Express Builds BKE Insight

BookKeeping Express Builds BKE Insight

BookKeeping Express builds BKE Insight, 7 steps to setting initial value pricing fees, 3 considerations to scale your accounting firm, how to stop scope creep before it starts, WeWork expanding to Southeast Asia & South Korea, 10 essential Xero tips to speed up your accounting, and more

The Future of Jobs is Emotional

The Future of Jobs is Emotional

Lots of interesting stories this past week, including a piece in the New York Times about how automation is threatening the $150 billion Indian IT industry. Productivity gains are making it cost effective to “onshore” jobs that were being rapidly offshored not that long ago.

Cloud Accounting Weekly #28

Cloud Accounting Weekly #28

What self-driving trucks have to do with accounting & tax, MinuteDock is the Xero ecosystem partner of the month, the taxability of candy by state, Gusto's new ad campaign, Chris Hooper on the Abacus podcast, and more

Cloud Accounting Weekly #10

Cloud Accounting Weekly #10

Abacus on the cutting edge with Slack, FloQast honored, QuickBooks features InvoiceSherpa, Xero disables FreshBooks integration, BofA starts Apple Pay withdrawals at ATMs, and more