Caleb Newquist - Voice of the Editor

Caleb Newquist is the Editor-in-Chief of Sift Media US, overseeing content for both AccountingWEB and Going Concern.

Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.

Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.

Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.

Latest posts

Sep
13
Taxpayers and their preparers who are located in areas that were either evacuated or under severe weather warnings because of Hurricane Irene are being extended some extensions of time for filing returns and making payments. If you serve clients in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, or Vermont, these relief measures might apply to your clients. If you haven't done so already, now is a good time to call or send a message to your clients, and not just the ones in the path of the hurricane.
Sep
07
You remember where you were when you heard the news of September 11, 2001. You watched the events unfold. You remember your reactions, the emotion you felt, the unanswered questions. At AccountingWEB, we followed the story from the perspective of tax benefits and emergency relief and extended deadlines - examples of the government backing off from rules that suddenly seemed trivial. We watched as a nation of people stopped pointing fingers at each other for a moment and instead opened their arms in one massive group hug, and we read the eyewitness reports from one of our New York members, David A. Miller II, who shared his own thoughts as he literally watched the story unfold.
Sep
01
Unintentionally, the concept of working together effectively seems to be a theme running through our articles this week. Whether you're trying to incorporate your teenage children into your workplace (because you just don't get enough of them in the off hours), create a sense of camaraderie amongst multiple generations who find themselves tossed together in the same office, or just encourage each other to better yourselves by staying fit, the end result is, startlingly, the same.
Aug
30
I'd like to tie all of the articles in today's Careers e-newsletter together in one bundle and call it: Jumpstart your career. Too often we stick with the status quo. We probably don't even stop to think about it, but if we did, we might see ourselves on a treadmill, going through the same motions, day after day, without giving consideration to taking the reins of that wagon that is pulling our careers along and turning it in a new direction.
Aug
25
We're thrilled to hear that the IRS has hired 4,300 new revenue agents in the past two years because that means (a) our tax dollars are being used to provide jobs in the down economy, and (b) tax revenue can increase due to the improved compliance enforcement that surely will accompany such a large influx of examiners. Or not. It appears that, according to the folks at the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, these thousands of new revenue agents aren't exactly burning up the tax audit dance floor with their collection efforts.
Aug
17
The new congressional committee on deficit reduction that was organized in conjunction with raising the debt ceiling has been given the task of finding ways to reduce government spending and raise revenue. Some speculate that a major tax act could come out of this panel and be enacted in 2012. Not only would new tax legislation give accountants plenty to share with their clients, but changes in the tax laws could potentially wreak havoc with 2012 elections. This week, Ken Berry examined some of the key issues that will likely be discussed behind the closed doors of the Super Panel.
Aug
11
While it might seem a no-brainer to allow CPAs to practice in other states without jumping through licensing hoops, the issue as not as black and white as you might think. When you remember that each state gets to set the rules for how a CPA gets licensed, then the mobility issues start to make sense. If State A requires you to practice as a public accountant for two years before you can be licensed, and State B says you can be licensed after one year of work experience, and that experience doesn't even have to be in a public accounting firm, how does State A know that the State B accountant has the chops to practice in State A?
Aug
09
Tom Hood and his colleagues at the Maryland Association of CPAs never fail to amaze and impress. Sometimes you can find them orchestrating a flash mob of accountants or putting down stakes in the virtual world of Second Life, but most recently the Association has gotten serious about XBRL and has undertaken a project to demonstrate XBRL's scope and versatility by tagging its own financial statements and showing how nonprofits can, well, profit from the experience.
Aug
04
School is starting soon (cue muffled cheering from parents, loud moans from children). Make this the year that you get involved in education. If you're a parent, reach out to the schools your children attend. Work with your community schools even if you're not a parent. Consider contacting schools you attended yourself. Here are some tips for getting involved:
Jul
28
It's becoming standard operating procedure for our elected officials in Washington to not get along with each other, and the latest item that has fallen victim to that we-can't-play-in-the-same-sandbox mentality is the legislation that would

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