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.

Two future career paths for accountants, how billable hours drive away Millennials, and more

Two future career paths for accountants, how billable hours drive away Millennials, and more

Levi Morehouse of Ceterus outlines how technology is shaping two future career paths for accountants; Jeff Bezos shares how he structures his day to be most effective; PwC launches a “Digital Accelerators” program to future-proof staff; Garrett Wagner explains how a focus on billable hours drives Millennials away from your firm; Sage Intacct reveals acquisition and integration of Budgeta for FP&A into the Intacct product; the Trump Administration’s proposed tariffs on China could increase costs for cloud computing services; and Intuit now supports tokens for bank feed authentication.

Sage Group ousts CEO Stephen Kelly amid faltering cloud transformation

Sage Group ousts CEO Stephen Kelly amid faltering cloud transformation

David is back from his well-deserved vacation and ready to discuss Sage’s sudden move to oust Stephen Kelly as chief executive. Chairman Donald Brydon reportedly said, “We need to get a CEO that has SaaS in their veins.” Kelly joined Sage four years ago with a mandate to shake up the company, but despite the acquisition of Intacct, he has apparently been unable to turn things around quick enough for the board. Sage is facing increased competition from Xero on its home turf in the U.K and has been unable to gain market share against juggernaut Intuit in the U.S.

Heather Smith on going from management accounting to cloud accounting, to one million views on YouTube

Heather Smith on going from management accounting to cloud accounting, to one million views on YouTube

Heather Smith is a chartered accountant, business and technology writer, author of eight books (including Xero for Dummies). Her educational YouTube channel has been viewed one million times and her Cloud Stories podcast is one of the top five accounting podcasts worldwide.

Are accounting firm partners just franchisees? Also, how Square could make cryptocurrency go mainstream

Are accounting firm partners just franchisees? Also, how Square could make cryptocurrency go mainstream

CPA Practice Advisor has announced their annual “40 Under 40” in the accounting profession for 2018, Jason Andrew makes the argument that accounting firm partners are essentially franchisees, Ryan Lazanis blogs about a guy who is probably the most remote cloud accountant in the world, FASB has simplified GAAP for cloud computing, and how Square could be the disruptor that makes cryptocurrency payments go mainstream.

Guy Pearson of Practice Ignition on building an accounting firm from scratch that could scale up without him

Guy Pearson of Practice Ignition on building an accounting firm from scratch that could scale up without him

Guy Pearson, founder of Practice Ignition, turned down an offer of partnership in an accounting firm at age 24 to travel around the world for a year. After running out of money, Guy returned to Australia and started an accounting firm out of his house. He set out to automate the firm right out of the gate and built a business that could scale up on its own. That meant Guy could very quickly go off and start a software company called Practice Ignition while running his firm on the side.