Why Accountants Quit Public Accounting Firms
Cloud Accounting Podcast
by Blake Oliver & David Leary
2d ago
Blake and David meet with Geoffrey Brown of the Illinois CPA Society to examine some key findings from ICPAS's recent retention report, including top reasons for turnover, where departing accountants are going, and ideas for improving work-life balance. Meet Our Guest, Geoffrey Brown LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffrey-brown-cae-9039484/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IllinoisCPA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICPAS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/illinoiscpasociety/ Learn more about the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) Website: https://www.icpas.org/ Listener SurveyPlease take ..read more
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The Biggest Check You Can Write to The IRS
Cloud Accounting Podcast
by Blake Oliver & David Leary
4d ago
Blake and David break down the IRS's $99 million paper-check limit, how states use tax credits to attract movie productions (sometimes unsuccessfully) and give their take on actor Kenan Thompson losing $1.5 million to fraud as a child. They also cover couples arguing over finances, AI answering tax questions in California, accounting rules hiding commercial real estate loan losses on bank balance sheets, and the lack of action from accounting standards boards to change these rules. Sponsors LiveFlow - http://accountingpodcast.promo/liveflow Relay - http://accountingpodcast.promo/relay Client H ..read more
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From Carpet Cleaner to CPA: An Accounting Student's Journey
Cloud Accounting Podcast
by Blake Oliver & David Leary
1w ago
Blake and David talk with Chayton Farlee, an accounting student at the University of the Pacific, about his journey into accounting and his thoughts on the profession. They discuss his inspiring path from cleaning carpets during the pandemic to pursuing his CPA and CMA, the disconnect many students feel between accounting theory and real-world application, the importance of bookkeeping skills, and considerations around starting his career at a Big Four firm or a smaller, more lifestyle-friendly firm. Meet Our Guest, Chayton Farlee LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chaytonfarlee/ Listener ..read more
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Beware of E-Filing Your Tax Return
Cloud Accounting Podcast
by Blake Oliver & David Leary
1w ago
Blake and David discuss a wealth of timely topics, including the risks of filing taxes electronically versus by mail, the impact of the 150-hour rule on diversity in the accounting profession, and how major accounting firms are turning to private equity funding to accelerate growth. They also explore news from the artificial intelligence space, including Google's unveiling of Gemini, as well as ADP's new AI assistant, and examine how deepfake video calls enabled the theft of $25 million. Sponsors Relay - http://accountingpodcast.promo/relay FreshBooks - http://accountingpodcast.promo/freshbook ..read more
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Building a Bank for Accountants and Small Businesses
Cloud Accounting Podcast
by Blake Oliver & David Leary
2w ago
Yoseph West joins Blake and David to examine Relay Financial's background and their ambition to solve banking problems by becoming a bank themselves, designing the ideal user experience, and overcoming regulatory challenges. West also outlines Relay's redesigned accountant partner program, its many benefits, and upcoming features like receipt capture. The discussion turns to best practices for incorporating technology like Relay into accounting practices to solve client problems and the importance of understanding client pain points. Meet Our Guest, Yoseph West LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.c ..read more
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What to Do if You Can't Find an Accountant for Tax Season
Cloud Accounting Podcast
by Blake Oliver & David Leary
3w ago
CNBC tells taxpayers to seek out EAs if they can't find a CPA, crypto fraud by a pastor who claims God told him to do it, issues with IRS taxpayer notices and filing, accounting irregularities at agricultural giant ADM send the stock plummeting, CPA reciprocity is a pain, AI updates including Microsoft Mesh VR meetings in Teams, FTC forcing TurboTax to stop advertising as "free," Wave’s new paid subscription model, and the liquidation threat facing massive Chinese developer Evergrande. Sponsors LiveFlow - http://accountingpodcast.promo/liveflow Zoho - http://accountingpodcast.promo/zoho Client ..read more
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Listener Mail: Finding Balance with Tech & CPA Pipeline Problem
Cloud Accounting Podcast
by Blake Oliver & David Leary
3w ago
This week, Blake and David Leary sort through the mail and respond to a variety of listener emails and voicemails. Amongst the topics covered, they explore working as a TurboTax preparer to barriers faced by career-changers entering public accounting. They go on to debate the root causes behind accounting's heavy workloads and offer perspectives on how licensing rules and firm profitability shape experiences. SponsorsOnPay - http://accountingpodcast.promo/onpay A2 Advisors - http://accountingpodcast.promo/luke Earmark - https://earmarkcpe.promo/EarmarkMediaKit Chapters (00:04) - Welcome to t ..read more
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How To Take The Pain Out Of Busy Season
Cloud Accounting Podcast
by Blake Oliver & David Leary
1M ago
Blake and David discuss the challenges of busy season and achieving work-life balance as accountants. They also debate the value and investment risks of cryptocurrency and analyze global economic impacts like outflows from China's economy. They also review some of the latest AI trends including self-driving vehicle safety data, and examine some recent news regarding a software error falsely accusing hundreds, an SEC crypto ETF approval, and a feel-good small town tax budget balanced without rate hikes thanks to a new accounting system implementation. Grab your favorite snack and have a listen ..read more
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Pay Transparency Website Levels Playing Field for Accountants
Cloud Accounting Podcast
by Blake Oliver & David Leary
1M ago
Dominic Piscopo is the founder of Big4Transparency.com, an accounting salary transparency website. Dominic was inspired to start the site based on his experience discovering the disparity in compensation between his accounting job and what other accountants were making in the same city. To date, Big4Transparency.com has collected over 13,000 salary data points. In the episode, we discuss the value of using the platform for salary negotiation. Dominic also highlights trends in accounting salaries, the impact of job hopping on earnings, and the relationship between work environment and job satis ..read more
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Survey Says 80% of CPAs Support Alternatives to 150 Hours
Cloud Accounting Podcast
by Blake Oliver & David Leary
1M ago
Blake and David mull over the Arizona CPA Society's survey revealing that 80% of Arizona CPAs support 150-hour-rule alternatives. They also examine the UK Post Office scandal that led to hundreds of criminal convictions of postmasters, as well as Deloitte's recent massive audit failures, and the impacts of the talent shortage illustrated by delayed government audits in Wyoming. Wrapping things up, some reflections on the need for major reforms in auditing and regulation of the accounting profession. All this and more, right here, right now! Sponsors Zoho - http://accountingpodcast.promo/zoho R ..read more
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