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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

Work-life balance top priority for Millennials

Work-life balance top priority for Millennials

Legislation to create an API at the IRS, study finds work-life balance top priority for Millennial professionals, 18 interesting people to follow in 2018, the best vlogging gear, why we need to kill recurring meetings, new CPA exam tech, 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 are the best social media channels for your accounting firm?

What are the best social media channels for your accounting firm?

There are so many social media channels and there’s always something new coming. Check out this article by The Profitable Firm to figure out if your accounting firm needs to be on every social media channel.

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

Microsoft Ditches Hourly Billing for Legal Services

Microsoft Ditches Hourly Billing for Legal Services

Microsoft ditches hourly billing for legal services, how to build your tech stack for your accounting firm, how to get the quickest ROI from your marketing, Bill Ackman seeks "transformational change" at ADP, the top 5 reasons accountants don't convert their sales proposals, and more

We Interrupt Your PTO for This Important Cloud Accounting Message

We Interrupt Your PTO for This Important Cloud Accounting Message

Ah, July.  I’ve been enjoying some time off, and I hope you have been, too. Actually, I don’t have to hope. I know you have based on the number of autoresponder messages I received after sending last week’s issue. As usual, here are the best cloud accounting related links I clicked on this past week.

A peek inside Xero's "Open Practice Platform"

A peek inside Xero's "Open Practice Platform"

A look inside Xero HQ, Zenefits settles with some states, QBO vs. Xero speed test, job automation and red vs. blue states, Greg Kyte vs. H&R Block, how to write better for business, when to post on social, and more

Cloud Accounting Weekly #19

Cloud Accounting Weekly #19

CPA wins gold at the Olympics, how excercise makes you a higher-performing person, revamping team compensation in nontraditional firms, how to do LinkedIn in only 15 minutes per week, how to automate your accounting firm with Heather Prantis, 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