The Cloud Accounting Podcast is the #1 accounting and bookkeeping podcast in the world! Join Blake Oliver and David Leary at the intersection of accounting and technology for a weekly news roundup, plus interviews with industry leaders.
Value Pricing Secrets Revealed
Why accounting needs to support #StopAsianHate, Blake reveals his fixed/value pricing methodology he used in his own firm, solutions for accountants facing QuickBooks Online ACH woes, Pilot as the "AWS for SMB backoffice," and more
Alphabet Soup Stimulus Update with Justin Elanjian, CPA
Get a run down of what's new with stimulus programs from our friend Justin Elanjian, CPA, including the Paycheck Protection Program, Employee Retention Credit, Shuttered Venues Operators Grant, and Restaurant Revitalization Fund.
Will Your Firm Survive Jeff Bezos?
We're marching out of this month with a discussion on what Jeff Bezos' investment in Pilot (now valued at a cool $1.2 billion) means for you. We've got some random facts, figures, and philosophies on why the IRS has such a hard time collecting money, and also check out India's new requirement for audit trails on all GLs. We'll look at why Slack, and Zoom want to keep us engaged, even when the COVID dust settles, although Slack is backing off of direct connections across orgs, and we'll also talk about how firms prefer to communicate with clients and prospects. In app news, Xero acquires e-invoicing company Tickstar, and we've got news on raises for BQE, and ServiceTitan, and BaCo Tech's new patent. All this and maybe a bit more! Enjoy!
May The 17th Be With You This Tax Season
Kerfuffles abound this week with stimulus payments going out, and small businesses starting to fully reopen. The federal tax deadline has been extended to May, but tax pros aren't happy about it. The PPP deadline is likewise extended. In app news, BDO partners with Xero, ProAdvisors are up in arms about having to pay higher ACH fees, and a production payroll startup takes aim at payroll for the entertainment industry. In education, a study shows that CPA education is lagging behind tech, and even the CPA exam. Lastly, we investigate what's more difficult — the CPA exam, or the bar exam? All this and more in our latest episode.
CPA Leaders Most Optimistic Since Pandemic
Today, we're talking about how economic confidence is recovering to near pre-pandemic levels for finance leaders. We've got exciting news about accounting conferences, including Scaling New Heights, and AICPA ENGAGE being rescheduled. We'll dig into Deloitte's role in the California unemployment debacle, the huge increase in demand for payroll services, and explore the advantage accountants have over architects. In app news, Lightspeed acquires Vend, $$ raises by Karbon, Autobooks, and Zeni (another software company that wants to automate your bookkeeping work), and a brief exploration of QBO's latest feature add. We'll round out the discussion with an examination of a new accountant-targeted app, Bookgel, which focuses on client acquisition.
PREVIEW: Accounting Salon Conversations
SPECIAL PREVIEW EPISODE: In this episode of the Accounting Salon Conversations podcast, Ryan Watson of Upsourced Accounting joins Amanda to chat about CAS, tax, apps, and the latest high-tech baby gear. Ryan talks about how he has grown his practice yearly and turned it into a sustainable engine. They also reflect on the history of Xero in the US market.