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How will the Supreme Court sales tax ruling affect accountants?

How will the Supreme Court sales tax ruling affect accountants?

The U.S. Supreme Court decision expanding nexus to out-of-state online retailers continued to dominate the accounting news this week; analytics company Domo went public as watchdog warns 'stay away from this IPO'; LeaseAccelerator raised $30M in funding for lease accounting software; how Walmart is leading an effort to track its grocery supply chain using blockchain technology; and more

New Survey Finds Accounting Teams Embrace Technology to Solve Hiring Challenges

New Survey Finds Accounting Teams Embrace Technology to Solve Hiring Challenges

Accountants are again taking a leadership role in their organizations with the adoption of cloud applications. According to FloQast’s new survey of accounting and finance professionals, 85 percent of respondents are facing increased challenges in hiring and retaining talent, and technology adoption is a key strategy in attracting and retaining talent.

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.

From Excel to the NHL

From Excel to the NHL

Here's my collection of the top links I clicked on this past week, including an article on Forbes by Aaron Harris of Sage Intacct, Inc. about how the future role of the CFO resembles that of a data scientist more so than an accountant. And also that accountant who who got the chance of a lifetime to play in an NFL game with the Chicago Blackhawks!

The Human is the Beast that Automates

The Human is the Beast that Automates

It's not tools, but our ability to automate that makes us unique among animals; blockchain is mostly hype, but money transfer startup Veem is actually using it; why meetings are toxic; Catching Clouds Academy launches on YouTube; what drives workaholism; how digital nomads are hiring and firing their governments; and more

How to make the case for cloud accounting technology

How to make the case for cloud accounting technology

How to determine the ROI of new accounting technology; Bluewire Strategy Group is my guest on the podcast; Victoria's Secret CEO thinks smartphones are a fad; how the CPA exam is changing; AT&T has built 1,000 software robots to automate tasks; how Gusto is working to hire female engineers; how AI can stop common back office fraud; lessons from selling Girl Scout Cookies; and more

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

David Leary's Got a Theory

David Leary's Got a Theory

Talking accounting tech with David Leary on the podcast, the White House struggles to mute a conference call, 61 ways to get more clients, why client service isn't as important as you think, the road from controller to CFO is becoming less travelled, 50% of accountants have no idea what blockchain is, and more

The Art of the Newsletter for Lead Generation

The Art of the Newsletter for Lead Generation

How to write your own email newsletter in a minimum amount of time, Practice Ignition integrates with Zapier, the best password managers, managing the Millennial accountant, what the Net Neutrality repeal means for us, the SEC is cracking down on ICOs, and 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