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131 Cloud Accounting Software Apps: The Big List

If you want to see the best cloud accounting software apps all in one place, then you'll LOVE this ultimate list. In it, I'll be sharing 131 of the best cloud accounting software apps on the market. Each item in the list will contain a brief description and will focus on how you can level up your accounting automation. While the list is in no particular order, it has been grouped according to…


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Taxfyle & Worklayer: A 2020 Overview

Taxfyle & Worklayer are two interrelated products aiming to solve a few common issues accounting firms face: staffing & capacity. So I was happy to chat with their CEO, Ricky Lavina, about how these products are helping firms move into the future and tackle these issues head-on. Ricky's a super smart dude that brings an interesting perspective on the future of work in accounting firms,…


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InDinero - The Accounting Firm of the Future?

Is Indinero an accounting firm? Or a tech-startup? Quite frankly, it's a bit of both. And I believe this model is something that most firms should be aware of as they're among the new kinds of competitors on the block. I spoke to Jessica Mah, their CEO, as part of the Future Firm Accounting Podcast, to learn a bit more about how Indinero is epitomizing the future of what accounting firms will…


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5 Accounting Trends Debated - Hype or Reality?

A lot of people like to talk about accounting trends in the profession. Blockchain-this. AI-that. It's easy to get wrapped up into the hype. What's needed is for someone to sometimes push back. And when it comes to accounting trends, that's exactly what Paul Meissner does. Paul is one of the first people I've met in the cloud accounting space. Launching his cloud firm, 5 Ways Group, in 2010 (!),…


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Ron Baker Value Pricing Steps, Tips & Tricks

Ron Baker is long considered the godfather of value pricing. So I was thrilled to interview him and get the Ron Baker value pricing 101 straight from the man himself in a recent episode of the Future Firm Accounting Podcast. Ron's book "Implementing Value Pricing" has had a huge impact on the profession. As good as it is though, there's still some confusion on how to value price. In this…


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QuickBooks Connect San Jose 2019 Highlights

QuickBooks Connect San Jose just wrapped up. And boy was it a good one. Great people from all around the world. Awesome new product announcements. And insights into new trends. I was invited down by Intuit as media this year and in this article, I share my highlights and takeaways. Let's go. Overall Theme of QuickBooks Connect San Jose Want more confirmation that the profession is undergoing…


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Social Media for Accountants - Awesome Tips & Tricks

Think of all the the 100's and 1000's of social media posts that you probably see each day. It's easy to become numb and just mindlessly scroll your way through. That's why I wanted to invite Katie Thomas on to the Future Firm Accounting Podcast to discuss social media for accountants as she's been an absolute force in this area. With almost 10,000 Instagram followers, an incredibly active…


Guide to Pricing Accounting Services (Fixed & Value Pricing)

If you're having trouble pricing accounting services for your fixed-price mandates, you're not the only one (and you've come to the right place). Customer expectations are changing and are now demanding upfront pricing more than ever before. This is forcing accountants like you to ditch charging by the hour and instead to adopt new pricing methods, which sometimes cause confusion as to how you…


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Botkeeper - What it is & How it Works

When it comes to outsourcing bookkeeping work these days, there's no shortage of options. One option for firms however, has caught my attention for the past while: Botkeeper, a tech startup that has designed and developed a machine learning and artificial intelligence-based bookkeeping platform paired with accountants to help firms and companies outsource their bookkeeping. I've become…


Staff Accountant Job Description - My #1 Tip (w/ Examples)

Looking for tips to help you write your staff accountant job description? The reason why you're reading this is likely because you're looking to hire a staff accountant and therefore you need to put out a posting that attracts and convinces accountants to work at your firm. The bolded words above are key however. Attract and convince is the purpose of your job posting. Almost every staff…