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.
Why You Should (Not) Work 12-Hour Days
AICPA is trying to produce more accounting students by pitching guidance counselors on accounting careers, the elite (non-accounting) masters degrees that cost six figures, a really bad reason why grads should work 12-hour days 7 days per week, the sad state of accounting standards, Bill.com acquires Invoice2Go, finance chiefs still trying to replace Excel, and more
The End of the Beginning for Cloud with Ben Richmond of Xero
Ben Richmond CA is the Country Manager for the United States at Xero. He sat down with Blake and David in New Orleans to chat about what's been going on at Xero during the pandemic, what he's been up to, the impact on accounting firms, what's next for Xero, where and when the next US Xerocon will be, and much more
Intuit TurboTax Drops Out of IRS Free File
Intuit drops out of the IRS Free File program, a startup called Ivix aims to help governments catch tax evaders around the world, Relay Financial releases advanced bill pay, accounting startup Proper raises $9 million to do the books for property managers, updates from Xero, QuickBooks, Apple, and more
Tax Evasion & Spreadsheets: A Lesson From Trump's CFO
Today, in news of the less-than-intelligent, we're talking about how someone's meticulous bookkeeping skills may lead to the downfall of the Trump Organization CFO. We're also discussing an analysis of the Biden tax plan, and qualities that make a good accounting firm partner. Meanwhile, not shockingly, cash payments dropped during the pandemic. In app news, Gusto makes its second acquisition, and algorithms at Chime and Amazon are doing not-very-nice things to regular people. All this and more, right here, right now!
Ted Callahan, Accountant Leader at Intuit, Talks QuickBooks Price Changes & More
Blake Oliver and David Leary sit down (virtually) with Ted Callahan, the Global Accountants Leader at Intuit. He joins the podcast to discuss Quickbooks and the current state of Intuit Pro Advisors. They touch on how QB Live is helping to grow the entire bookkeeping space and the challenges Intuit is facing when building it. Ted explains how tags in QuickBooks Online will allow for chart-of-accounts standardization which will lead to machine learning at scale. Also discussed, recent QBO price changes, the TradeGecko sunset, upcoming Pro Advisor support changes, and some surprising news about #QBConnect.
Every App Wants A Slice Of The Payroll Pie
We're covering all the bases today, from how Congress wants to regulate tax preparers, and why the Taxpayer Advocate again bemoans IRS service levels. In app news, Gusto is opening up payroll to other apps via their API, and we've got Xero updates for July, moves by ServiceTitan, and LegalZoom, and Canopy's latest $$$ raise. We'll marvel at how two companies managed to dominate PPP lending, and we'll get into the Robinhood-FINRA settlement and what it means for the future of the investment app. In other news, accountants are more likely to return to the office, even though most employees say they have too many meetings. We'll also talk about Colorado's new law that's causing trouble for workers seeking remote positions from Colorado. Grab a piece of real pie, and listen in!
This is a very interesting podcast. I love how the intuit guy thinks they aren’t competing. Oblivious.
Breath of Fresh Air
Love this podcast! As an older millennial CPA, most of the content produced by the AICPA, Journal of Accountancy, PwC and others may be rich in technical content but is terrible in quality. So many other accounting podcasts sound like they are recorded on speakerphone, or have interviews that are clearly read word-for-word off a script. Sorry J of A, Excel keyboard shortcuts and PivotTables aren’t “tech news”. David and Blake provide a professional-quality and technologically-fluent podcast. They know their stuff and it’s the perfect balance to the dry, technical knowledge offered elsewhere. Thanks guys, appreciate the work you’re doing.
“Must listen” if you’re in the biz
Blake and David do their homework. Their insights and intelligence make them the ultimate source for all things cloud accounting.