Accountants feeling challenged to adapt to new tech, Intuit’s plans to win the mid-market, and Sage Group’s new CEO is no big surprise

Accountants feeling challenged to adapt to new tech, Intuit’s plans to win the mid-market, and Sage Group’s new CEO is no big surprise

Blake and David are back from QuickBooks Connect and ready to catch up on the news, including the results from two surveys of accounting firms published recently in Accounting Today. The gist: Accountants in public are feeling plenty of pressure to keep up with technology changes and figure out how to differentiate themselves from the competition. Also, Intuit’s incoming CEO Sasan Goodarzi has come out swinging, telling the Silicon Valley Business Journal that he thinks QuickBooks has a huge opportunity to win the mid-market from Sage Intacct and Oracle NetSuite with their new QuickBooks Online Advanced. Meanwhile, Sage has chosen CFO Steve Hare to become their new CEO rather than choosing an outsider with “SaaS in their veins,” as had was expected.

Takeaways from Intacct Advantage, David joins AutoEntry, results from Intuit’s annual rate survey, and more

Takeaways from Intacct Advantage, David joins AutoEntry, results from Intuit’s annual rate survey, and more

What’s new with Sage Intacct from the Intacct Advantage conference in Nashville; David has joined the AutoEntry team as their Principal Technology Evangelist; results from the 2018 Intuit Average Billing Rate Survey; three key steps that accounting teams can take to attract and retain the industry’s top talent; and the dark side of accounting expertise

Contactless payments on the rise, the case for a 4-day workweek, 12 signs your firm is outdated, and more

Contactless payments on the rise, the case for a 4-day workweek, 12 signs your firm is outdated, and more

Contactless and electronic payments are on the rise with consumers; the case for a 4-day workweek (and why it’s not so crazy); Microsoft debuts an expense app; how email scammers stole $100M from nine public companies; and 12 signs your firm is outdated

These two entrepreneurs say "don’t outsource accounting,” RDP risks, and remote accountant policies

These two entrepreneurs say "don’t outsource accounting,” RDP risks, and remote accountant policies

Only 53% of accountants' clients are ready for the UK's "Making Tax Digital" launch in 6 months; two entrepreneur speakers advise other entrepreneurs never to outsource accounting (and why); the FBI warns that hackers are targeting Remote Desktop Protocol connections; 6 things your remote accountant policy should probably include; and how to protect your firm from risk of outsourced CFO engagements

How Kruze Consulting is specializing and automating, leading the way in accounting & finance for startups

How Kruze Consulting is specializing and automating, leading the way in accounting & finance for startups

Scott runs Operations at Kruze Consulting, a fast growing Startup CFO Consulting firm that works with over 160 startup clients. Kruze is based in San Francisco with clients in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York.

The beginning of the end for QuickBooks Desktop, NetSuite soars, and Walmart deploys blockchain in the real world

The beginning of the end for QuickBooks Desktop, NetSuite soars, and Walmart deploys blockchain in the real world

Blake and David reconnect to talk about what's new in the worlds of QuickBooks and NetSuite. Intuit is discontinuing their QuickBooks Desktop Advanced ProAdvisor Certification — could this be the beginning of the end for desktop? Meanwhile, NetSuite is soaring according to the latest Oracle quarterly results. Also, blockchain is no longer a much-hyped theory. Walmart will require all its suppliers of leafy greens to use IBM's blockchain to track its supply chain starting in 2019. For this and more, listen to Episode 38!

ASC 606 is wreaking rev rec in biotech. Here's how one tech-savvy accountant aims to fix it.

ASC 606 is wreaking rev rec in biotech. Here's how one tech-savvy accountant aims to fix it.

Paul Giese is an accounting manager in the biotechnology industry and the founder of intheBlk software, a collection of web-based tools for biotech accountants. He joins the podcast to talk about the massive change ASC 606 is having on revenue recognition in the biotechnology industry. 

How blockchain will change accounting with Dr. Sean Stein Smith

How blockchain will change accounting with Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Dr. Sean Stein Smith, DBA, CPA, is an Assistant Professor at Lehman College in New York. He is a member of the 2017 AICPA Leadership Academy and was named a "40 Under 40" in the accounting profession for 2017 by CPA Practice Advisor.