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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.

Cloud Accounting Podcast David Leary & Blake Oliver, CPA

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    • 4.8 • 141 Ratings

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.

    Big 4 Accounting Firms Take Big Stand

    Big 4 Accounting Firms Take Big Stand

    We hope you're enjoying your extended free trial of 2021! We've got lots of news to share in today's episode, including how Big 4 leaders reacted to the Capitol riot, and some tips and tricks on how to avoid being de-platformed (like a certain president). Plus, there's more news on the kickoff of PPP 2.0, stimulus payment issues, agent fees, and such. In app news, we'll talk about Pennylane's fundraising to build software plus an accounting service, the departure of a neobank, Azlo, Avalara's new Cloud Sales Tax Returns solution, and more. We'll take a "look" at BKD's film noir, "The Missing Deduction," examine what FASB plans to tackle, like Goodwill, in 2021, and unearth some other interesting accounting-related tidbits.

    • 53 min
    Everything is Bigger in Texas — Including Tax Fraud

    Everything is Bigger in Texas — Including Tax Fraud

    Whether you're starting a new year, or just continuing 2020 indefinitely, we've got new news, including Blake's quest to find out how to offer CPE credits for our loyal U.S. listeners! We're talking a $2 billion tax fraud, and the Treasury's claim of no evidence to suggest taxpayer data was stolen in IRS hack, along with some stories of PPP winners and losers, and how the NASBA offices narrowly avoided the Nashville bombing. We'll also explore how to get your CPA without spending tons of $$. Then, we'll rummage through the latest app news, and acquisitions, some enlightening survey data, and more!

    • 48 min
    Meka Leka Hi Meka Hiney Ho 2021 Is A Go

    Meka Leka Hi Meka Hiney Ho 2021 Is A Go

    Grab your party favors, confetti, and tinfoil, it's time to look back, and move forward! Blake and David review their past predictions and make some new ones for 2021. Also, a survey reveals that the majority of bookkeepers now offer AP services, and another survey suggests the remote work method is here to stay, post-pandemic, along with more discussion on state income taxes. In app news, Zoom phones in text messaging support and announces an email/calendar service, Square is buying a music streaming service, and Expensify launches Expensify.cash, plus some discussion on what Google's return-to-office strategy suggests about the future of remote work. Happy New Year, and thank you for joining us!

    • 58 min
    PPP Recipients Now Eligible for ERC: How to Maximize the Benefit

    PPP Recipients Now Eligible for ERC: How to Maximize the Benefit

    This is BIG NEWS for PPP borrowers: Business that received a PPP loan are now eligible for the Employee Retention Credit (assuming President Trump signs the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 into law). Hear from Justin Elanjian, CPA and Partner at Aprio, what strategies you need to be considering when it comes to maximizing the benefit of PPP forgiveness paired with the ERC for your clients.

    • 23 min
    LegalZoom Launching Bookkeeping and Tax Services

    LegalZoom Launching Bookkeeping and Tax Services

    CAP NEWS EXCLUSIVE: LegalZoom has purchased an accounting firm and is growing it with bookkeeping, tax, and onboarding hires in Austin, Texas. With recent executive hires from Intuit, it seems clear that LegalZoom is intent on building a tax and accounting services business that could very well compete with your firm. David and Blake have the details. Also in this episode: How Bob Dylan’s catalog sale highlights a tax advantage for songwriters, how US customers’ attitudes to fintech are shifting during the pandemic, why Slack is the right tool for the wrong way to work, how the huge federal government hack could impact the IRS, and more!

    • 57 min
    PPP 2.0 and Everything You Need To Know with Justin Elanjian of Aprio

    PPP 2.0 and Everything You Need To Know with Justin Elanjian of Aprio

    Blake interviews Justin Elanjian, CPA, nationally recognized PPP expert and a partner at top accounting firm Aprio, about the top 10 changes to the Paycheck Protection Program in the pending bipartisan Emergency COVID Relief Act of 2020.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

ilibanili ,

On the Edge

I love this podcast because it’s at the forefront of everything that’s happening in the realm of accounting and tech. Never in my life did I think I’d be staying on top of accounting news! Yet here I am, thanks to David and Blake. Thanks for the humor, the opinions, and research :)

Mrs.ShannyBanany ,

A Must Listen Podcast

I work for an outsourced accounting company. The company leadership recommended this podcast when I asked them for suggestions on accounting apps. I have been hooked on this podcast since the first episode I heard. I love being able to stay current on accounting news. The app news is incredibly useful for me to keep in mind when thinking about my clients and how to best serve their needs. This podcast is fantastic and Blake and David always keep it interesting and entertaining!

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