KPMG and Deloitte are going after your small business clients, Danny DeVito is your new QuickBooks coach, and how automation could worsen the digital divide

Show Notes

KPMG Moves into Small Business Tax and Accounting Services with Spark — Accounting Today — Big 4 accounting and business consulting firm KPMG LLP, is making a play for the small business tax and accounting services market with the launch of a new online system called KPMG Spark. The service is the result of the acquisition by KPMG of the cloud bookkeeping system then known as Bookly.

Deloitte Joins Forces with Legacy Advantage to Grow Services in Western Canada — Legacy Advantage — Deloitte is acquiring specialized cloud-based bookkeeping firm, Legacy Advantage Chartered Professional Accountants Ltd. to grow bookkeeping, accounting and advisory offerings in Western Canada. Founded in 2015 and joining the ctrl by Deloitte practice, Legacy Advantage focuses bookkeeping and accounting services on not-for-profit organizations and private companies of various sizes.

QuickBooks introduces 'Backing You,' starring Danny DeVito — Accounting Today — Intuit QuickBooks’ Backing You campaign, now in its second year, has named Danny DeVito a partner for its latest videos. The initiative is aimed at helping self-employed, small business and mid-market enterprise customers succeed.

Universal income vs. the robots: Meet the presidential candidate fighting automation — MIT Technology Review — Andrew Yang announced he is vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination back in February. His mission? Preparing America for automation.

140,300 new accounting and auditing jobs predicted by 2026 — Accounting Today — Approximately 140,300 new jobs for accountants and auditors are expected to be created by the year 2026, according to a new forecast.

Andrew Yang, 2020 presidential candidate. Photo by    Asa Mathat    for Techonomy.

Andrew Yang, 2020 presidential candidate. Photo by Asa Mathat for Techonomy.

Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says — New York Times — New research from Microsoft says that far fewer people have broadband internet access than government statistics have shown.

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Blake Oliver

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