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Think There's a Talent Shortage Now? Just Wait

Think There's a Talent Shortage Now? Just Wait

There’s plenty of talk about the difficulty of hiring and retaining good CPAs, but it appears this trend isn’t limited to the accounting profession. CFO.com reported recently on a looming global talent shortage, which according to economic modeling, will reach about 85 million people by 2030.

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.

A First Look at Xero Projects

A First Look at Xero Projects

Sage buys Intacct for $850M, what that means for the accounting technology market, how to add decision support services to your firm, Capital One integrates with Xero for credit card fees, automating invoicing and collection with QuickBooks Online, and more

Highlights from Accountex USA and Xerocon Melbourne

Highlights from Accountex USA and Xerocon Melbourne

My takeaways from Accountex USA 2017, why Xerocon is like Coachella for accountants, some big updates from Xero, Earth Class Mail adds a new check deposit service, dealing with the Cloud9 Realtime ransomware attack, mastering the "After Action Review" when doing value pricing, and more

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 #20

Cloud Accounting Weekly #20

Wal-Mart cuts 7,000 store accounting jobs, we may not have enough CPAs someday, a guide to feeling confident at your next conference, marketing mistakes bookkeepers make, Greg Kyte on the Abacus podcast, and updates from Bill.com, Deputy, and Square

Cloud Accounting Weekly #16

Cloud Accounting Weekly #16

FloQast innovates in the mid-market cloud accounting ecosystem, a finance bot saves users $6M, Thriveal reviews Karbon, WeWork expands to San Jose, Gene Marks says golf sucks, Xero advises on advisory services, and more

Cloud Accounting Weekly #15

Cloud Accounting Weekly #15

Xero upgrades reporting, Oracle buys NetSuite, beach cabanas as a summer office, Estonia offers e-residency, Hubdoc's Ultimate Guide to Xerocon, the latest "The Accountant" trailer, and more

Cloud Accounting Weekly #14

Cloud Accounting Weekly #14

Coworking in restaurants, Gusto and parental leave, a "perfect storm" for CAS, horrible Big 4 anthems, the benefits of LinkedIn, an interview with Caleb Newquist, tips for managing a remote team, 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