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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

Dispatch from Xerocon Austin

Dispatch from Xerocon Austin

New Xero features announced at Xerocon Austin, Intuit acquires TSheets, how Dominos stands out in a world awash in pizza, H&R Block opens a coffeehouse, tech tools for frequent travelers, & more

What Business Owners Want

What Business Owners Want

Your Twitter guide for Xerocon, why the normal accounting sales model no longer works, 3 tips to build an accounting firm brand that stands out, everything you need to know about fixed pricing, and more

How Bill.com is Taking Over the World of Business Payments

How Bill.com is Taking Over the World of Business Payments

Bill.com raises $100 million, the ethical problems of hourly billing, best practices for managing Millennial accountants, the best social media channels for accountants, a robot that makes salads, the meteoric rise in ICOs, and more

Deloitte Is Getting Into Client Accounting Services for SMBs

Deloitte Is Getting Into Client Accounting Services for SMBs

Deloitte is getting into client accounting services for SMBs, Billcom partners with Chase, Fathom enables customized reports, Expensify vs. Receipt Bank, an interview with Acuity's CEO Kenji Kuramoto, and more.

FloQast and Hubdoc Raise Millions 💰

FloQast and Hubdoc Raise Millions 💰

I was pleased to read that two apps in my cloud accounting tool box raised VC money this past week: FloQast ($25 million) and Hubdoc (for $5 million). Investors are betting on the success of cloud accounting, and that’s good news for users!

Xero Partners with WeWork

Xero Partners with WeWork

Xero partners with WeWork, how to run remote meetings, making it harder for prospects to become clients, EY launches blockchain initiative, and more

Cloud Accounting Weekly #21

Cloud Accounting Weekly #21

Global Bookkeeping Week is 9/12 - 9/16, a review of The End of Accounting by Ron Baker, Spotlight and Expensify expand, how to make your startup look like a professional business, a simple to-do list productivity hack, why unlimited vacation is bad, and more

Cloud Accounting Weekly #17

Cloud Accounting Weekly #17

5 must-see things at Xerocon, the most profitable industries of 2016, working from home with a spouse, a vampire accountant novel, how to pass the CPA Exam at 30, SaaS sales tax by state, how you should be like Donald Trump, a review of Avalara TrustFile, 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