Ryan Lazanis

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The Next Evolution of Cloud Accounting Apps with the CEO of FreshBooks

The emergence of cloud accounting apps saw accountants and bookkeepers taking on a new role; one that sees them advising on technology to help streamline and automate the financial data collection and compilation process. Many of the successful firms out there today are not just advising on numbers but also on implementing the right interconnected technology that automates the reporting……


Attract Accounting Talent - Unpacking A Top 25 Firm's Recruitment Video

Let's face it. All firm owners and leaders know that to attract accounting talent in 2019 is no easy feat. In fact, it's damn hard. The traditional ways of doing so would be through annual recruitment job fairs where each firm has their own booth and candidates get the same old run-down of why each firm is better than the next. If this is still your primary way of reaching out to the new…


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My Awful Big 4 Customer Experience (w/ 5 Modern Audit Service Tips)

I'm a sucker for an excellent customer experience. As a business owner, I can truly appreciate how much effort and thought goes into ensuring that every tiny little detail of the customer journey is pleasurable, easy and seamless. This is why the Uber's, Airbnb's and Apple's of the world have had so much success and in some cases, have overthrown long-standing incumbents. Modern, new age…


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Accounting Thought Leaders from Acuity Discuss 21st Century Accounting

This is an exciting post for me because it's to introduce the very first episode of the Future Firm Accounting Podcast where I'll be bringing you insight from accounting thought leaders around the world and discussions about news that affects the future of your firm. The focus will very much be on innovation and technology in accounting as well as to feature profiles of those involved with doing…


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Help Desk Software For Accounting Firms - What & Why

If you run an accounting firm, you know that email reigns supreme as a communication method. But I would like to introduce something else far more powerful for staying on top of your clients communications. Help desk software. In this article I'll discuss why help desk software for accounting firms is useful and what it is exactly. Why did I choose to write on this topic? A recent newsletter of…


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Accounting Firm Coin To Follow Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency and blockchain have been buzzwords for years now, often talked about as a great idea with huge potential though in practice we have not seen the effects of this technology garner much mainstream adoption. But some recent moves in the space suggest that mainstream usage might just be around the corner. And when the mainstream hits, can we possibly see an Accounting Firm Coin where…


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The Future of Cloud Accounting in Canada with Will Buckley of Xero

Would you ever think that a former accounting firm owner from Australia, a Champions League Club soccer professional and a reality TV star would be able to provide perspective on the future of cloud accounting in Canada? Unlikely, unless your name is Will Buckley, Country Manager at Xero in Canada. I sat down to have a chat with Will about to talk about the future of the profession in Canada, his…


The Ultimate Xerocon San Diego Wrap-Up

After heading to AICPA Engage 2019 last week, I made my way straight over to San Diego to catch what's going on during one of the most forward-thinking accounting conferences you can find: Xerocon. Over and above the general sessions taking place, this year I was part of the media group where I was lucky enough to receive access to some exclusive interviews with some of the top Xero execs to ask…


AICPA Engage 2019 Highlights - It's All About Change

AICPA Engage took place this week and with hundreds (maybe even thousands?) of accountants from across the US and Canada congregating in Las Vegas, there's no doubt that the future of accounting and the profession was discussed at length at the 400 sessions that took place over the course of the week. The clear overarching theme of the conference? Change, transformation and disruption in the…


3 Reasons Why EY's Free Software Release is Super Smart

“A year of coding work. This is a million dollars worth of stuff we’re giving away” is how EY’s Global Innovation Leader for Blockchain, Paul Brody, describes one of EY's latest moves to release 100% completely free software to the public. Why would EY do this and why do I think that this is incredibly smart? Let's take a look. What EY Did On May 31, 2019, EY released some open-source code on…