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Understanding the 21st Century Accountant

Frequently I hear that cloud technology and anytime/anywhere accounting is here now, it's great, it's what all accountants should be using and encouraging their clients to use, and this new technology will free the accountant to do what he or she was actually trained to do. But exactly what is that? Many accountants, particularly small practitioners, actually were trained to do compliance work - trial balances, write-up work, tax return preparation. Automate these services and what have you got left?

Gail Perry, CPA


Attracting and Recruiting a New Generation of Accountants

In order to continue the long-term success of an accounting practice, it’s crucial for CPAs to invest in the screening, interviewing and relationship development with up and coming accounting professionals. As the class of 2014 just received their diplomas, there is a host of fresh talent equipped with technology experience, new ideas and the drive to take your firm into the future. The key is meeting these fresh accountants early in their college career to make hiring an easy decision. In order to attract and retain top talent here are a few things to consider when recruiting.

Amy Vetter, CPA


2014 Review of Xero

Xero is a micro-business SaaS accounting platform which is well established in Australia and New Zealand, and was launched in the U.S. in 2012. The company has made significant investments in personnel to compete with other small business accounting software providers in the U.S. market, and has hired a long list of industry veterans to manage its U.S. operations, including Peter Karpas (U.S. CEO), Jamie Sutherland (U.S. President), Ian Vaicin (U.S. VP- Marketing and Product) and many more.

Brian Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA