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.

Accounting Salon Interviews: Clint Bowers of Smart Business Concepts

Accounting Salon Interviews: Clint Bowers of Smart Business Concepts

In this interview recorded in May 2019 in New Orleans, Blake and David chat with Clint Bowers, CPA and founder of Smart Business Concepts in Dallas, Texas. Before starting his own firm, Clint was a Vice President and Corporate Controller at Borden Dairy Company. Now he uses that experience to provide business owners more visibility, control and understanding of their books.

It’s a bot! Live interview and demo of Gappify Alan with founder & CEO Jotham Ty

It’s a bot! Live interview and demo of Gappify Alan with founder & CEO Jotham Ty

This bonus episode features an interview and demo with Jotham Ty, founder and CEO of Gappify (https://www.gappify.com/), which builds "Bots for Accountants, By Accountants." Jotham shares what inspired him to build a bot for accountants, and in particular, industry accountants in midsize companies. He shares details on "Alan" (the bot) and gives us a live demo of Alan doing vendor onboarding for a company on NetSuite. The interview was recorded via Facebook Live on Friday, May 31.

Accounting Salon Interviews: Amanda Aguillard of Elefant Training

Accounting Salon Interviews: Amanda Aguillard of Elefant Training

David and Blake catch up with Amanda Aguillard, founder of the Accounting Salon, a different sort of accounting-focused gathering in its second year in New Orleans. Amanda shares what inspired her to start her own conference, why it's called a "salon," what makes the Accounting Salon different, and how to nominate yourself (or another) to be invited next year. To learn more, visit accountingsalon.com.

Accounting Salon Interviews: Kenji Kuramoto of Acuity

Accounting Salon Interviews: Kenji Kuramoto of Acuity

David and Blake catch up with Kenji Kuramoto, at the 2019 Accounting Salon in New Orleans. Kenji shares how his Atlanta-based firm Acuity is taking the reverse trajectory of many firms when it comes to services, getting into bookkeeping and then tax after being solely advisory for many years. Acuity is unique in other ways, too. The firm employs direct sales methods more similar to those of a B2B software startup than a CPA firm. You'll also learn why Acuity doesn't call their bookkeepers "bookkeepers," and lessons Kenji has learned along the way as Acuity builds out its CAS tech stack.

Interview and demo with Botkeeper CEO Enrico Palmerino on Facebook Live

Interview and demo with Botkeeper CEO Enrico Palmerino on Facebook Live

This bonus episode of the Cloud Accounting Podcast features an extended interview with Enrico Palmerino, CEO of Botkeeper, and his technical director Justin DoBosh. The interview was recorded via Facebook Live on Friday, March 1. It was organized by Cloud Accounting Podcast co-host David Leary to address outstanding questions from our previous coverage of Botkeeper on this podcast as well as an article Blake Oliver published entitled “It’s not a bot — the truth about Botkeeper, the Google-funded, AI-powered “bookkeeper replacement.”

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.

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.

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.