AICPA ENGAGE

AICPA ENGAGE: Jason Deshayes, Accounting Advisory leader at Elliott Davis

AICPA ENGAGE: Jason Deshayes, Accounting Advisory leader at Elliott Davis

Jason joins Blake at AICPA ENGAGE in Las Vegas to chat about niching in the dental industry (and now craft beer industry), whether or not it's possible to train accountants to do advisory, working with remote clients, why Jason isn't afraid of copycats, how to properly grow a presence in your niche, his tech stack and takeaways from the conference.

AICPA ENGAGE: Liz Mason, Byron Patrick, & Rachel Fisch

AICPA ENGAGE: Liz Mason, Byron Patrick, & Rachel Fisch

Blake sits down with Rachel, Byron, and Liz to discuss the top threats facing the accounting profession, the best opportunities for CPAs as robots take over lower level tasks, the SEC's lawsuit against Kik, which is accused of conducting a $100 million unregistered ICO, and Tom Maxwell's question on Twitter, "Do you send text messages to your clients?"

Is the CPA worth it in 2019, 2020, 2021…? Also, H&R Block acquires Wave and Xero appoints Jamie McDonald to lead Accounting & Global Services

Is the CPA worth it in 2019, 2020, 2021…? Also, H&R Block acquires Wave and Xero appoints Jamie McDonald to lead Accounting & Global Services

Blake is back from the annual AICPA Engage conference with lots of questions about the future value of the CPA. Meanwhile, H&R Block announced that they are acquiring Wave Financial, a provider of accounting software to millions of small businesses. Looks like H&R Block will be competing with QuickBooks Live? In other app news, Xero has appointedHubdoc co-founder Jamie McDonald to lead Accounting and Global Services. We’ll find out what that means for the future of Xero soon at Xerocon in San Diego.

AICPA ENGAGE: Megan Lewczyk, CPA & Ryan Lazanis, CPA, CA

AICPA ENGAGE: Megan Lewczyk, CPA & Ryan Lazanis, CPA, CA

At the annual ENGAGE conference in Las Vegas, Blake, Megan, and Ryan discuss the value of the CPA license in a rapidly shifting professional landscape, H&R Block's acquisition of Wave Financial (the free invoicing and accounting software), QuickBooks Live & the rise of remote work in accounting, and EY's clever release of millions of dollars worth of blockchain code into the public domain.