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.
#Accountant Is Not What You Think It Is On TikTok
Does the accounting profession have an image problem on TikTok? Also, Receipt Bank rebrands to Dext. PPP is paused for many by the Biden Administration and technical glitches. The Federal Reserve ACH system goes down but otherwise doesn't cause problems, how to value Bitcoin, QuickBooks, Xero, and Freshbooks updates. ADP releases "Roll," a new payroll app that appears to compete with Gusto, etc., and more!
Bad App Causes $900 Million Bill Pay Blunder
David trades his lottery winnings for Bitcoin - will he be the next zillionaire? We're talking tax, including why lawmakers are starting to complain about a slow start to tax season, and how proposed legislation will dramatically increase IRS audits on the wealthy and corporations. We're also examining how to take control of your calendar in busy season, and what CPAs would do if they had more time. In app news, we ponder how Citigroup accidentally paid off a $900 million loan due to a horrible app, and talk about tax zapper software that's costing states hundreds of millions in lost sales tax revenue. We'll check out PayPal's plan for world super-app domination, acquisitions by Amazon, and Cin7, and so much more!
Deloitte Canada Gives Up On CAS
Rachel Fisch returns to the show to discuss Deloitte Canada's sale of its small business accounting services practice to MNP, Canadian quarantine rules, and much more. We're also reviewing EY's Super Bowl ad, learning about unemployment fraud, and a new e-file identity theft scam tax preparers need to know about, as well as PPP bottlenecks at the SBA. We'll get some app news about Rippling, and PayZen, and updates on Luckin Coffee, Wirecard, and much more!
Crypto Update with Shehan Chandrasekera & Dr. Sean Stein Smith
BNY Mellon, America's oldest bank, is making the leap into the market for Bitcoin. Meanwhile, Tesla has bought $1.5 billion in Bitcoin at the direction of Elon Musk, who says that he expects Tesla to also begin accepting payment in cryptocurrency in the future. It appears that Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are going mainstream. Is this the next big bubble, or the dawn of a new asset class? Shehan Chandrasekera, Head of Strategy for Tax at CoinTracker, and Dr. Sean Stein Smith, Assistant Professor at Lehman College, join the podcast to discuss this and more in a wide-ranging cryptocurrency update for the accounting profession.
Ed Kless on the Pandemic's Impact on Remote Work in Accounting
It’s looking more and more like 2021 is going to be another year of remote work, and flexible schedules are here stay. That makes this a perfect time to broadcast this interview originally recorded in June 2020 as part of the Sage Accountants Network quarterly call. Ed Kless and Blake Oliver discuss the impact of the pandemic on accounting firms and their relation to the physical office in this bonus episode.
Terrible TikTok Tax Advice
Join us as we talk about all the terrible financial advice on social media, and why we should do something about it! Also, let's do something about diversity in accounting, which is, frankly, terrible. In app news, lots from Intuit and QuickBooks this week. Plus, Bill.com stock pops on fantastic quarterly earnings, Xero gives Blake a treat for Valentine's Day, whistleblowing grows with remote work as employees become less engaged, and Deloitte is not looking good when it comes to the CDC's vaccine appointment system.
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I’ve been converted!
You guys have turned me into a lover of podcasts! Between the timely information shared on your show to just the way you two interact, your show keeps my attention - something no other podcast had been able to do. Thanks for being awesome!
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 :)
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!