California requires bot disclosure, texting clients after hours, Walmart lays off hundreds of accountants, and more

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Blake and David discuss the latest cloud accounting news, including a California law that means chatbots have to disclose they’re not human, a survey showing that 73% think it's OK to text clients after business hours, Walmart's recent layoffs of hundreds of accountants in Charlotte, an MYOB glitch that sent personal payroll information to the wrong recipients, the no. 1 challenge blocking controllership transformation, stats showing that representation of black accountants in the profession has improved little over the last 50 years, and a proposal to allow for adaptive-learning CPE.

Show Notes

00:05 - This episode is sponsored by AutoEntry

00:53 - Welcome to the Cloud Accounting Podcast!

04:34 - A California law now means chatbots have to disclose they’re not human | Quartz

07:21 - 73% Think It's OK to Text Clients After Business Hours | SmallBizTrends

10:28 - Layoff Watch ’19: Walmart Accountants and Finance Workers In Charlotte, NC | Going Concern

14:58 - MYOB glitch sees 220 payment summaries sent in error | Accountants Daily

14:59 - This episode is sponsored by FloQast

17:41 - Deloitte flash poll: "What is your organization’s biggest challenge associated with controllership transformation?"

21:43 - Fifty Years, Little Progress for Black Accountants | Bloomberg Tax

23:47 - Proposal would enable adaptive-learning CPE self-study for CPAs | Journal of Accountancy

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