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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

It's that very best time of busy season when you thought you would never make it to April 15, and then the games started! Whether your team is a long shot or a shoo-in, we know you're keeping an eye on the March Madness scores, even if you can't take time to watch the games.
You know the feeling. You've labored over a spreadsheet, entering data, working out the formulas, making the calculations, and then poof! In the flash of a power outage or a moment of craziness when you accidentally closed the file without saving, it's all gone. Well, maybe not. This week, Excel guru David Ringstrom shows us how to go back in time and recover those spreadsheets that might not be as lost as you thought they were.
In case you thought you were doing everything right on your audits, here's the PCAOB to tell you about your shortcomings. In a recent report, the oversight board found that almost half of the audit firms they inspected had at least one "significant audit performance deficiency." The PCAOB called out small firms and big firms alike in its report, so, at least in terms of audit performance, size didn't seem to make a difference. Check out the PCAOB's list of the top nine audit problems.
There's always a silver lining, right? Bad economy, complicated tax system, knowledgeable Baby Boomers seeking retirement – stir that all together in one pot and you have a healthy employment picture for tax professionals who know their stuff. How are accounting firms preparing their younger staff to move into the specialized tax roles of the future? Inquiring minds want to know.
"I'm sorry, what? I didn't hear you – I had my headphones on." Does your workplace allow employees to listen to music while they work? Does music help you focus, or is it a distraction? Are others offended if you wear headphones, thinking you are being rude and uncommunicative? Where do you weigh in on this argument?
In its ongoing attempt to look out for the accounting profession, the AICPA has asked the IRS to work in harmony with taxpayers and tax preparers to alleviate the potential pain of delays com
We have an interesting blog post on Managing Perfectionism in an Imperfect World – a topic I struggled with when I was in public accounting, and I'm sure many of our readers encounter problems in this arena as well. Keep in mind that I worked in the pre-paperless world where scanners and electronic document management systems did not exist. Our document management system was a file room with minimal security. But I had a system, and I taught workshops at my accounting firms on how to create stellar tax workpapers.
Lately, I've been marveling at the large number of my high school friends who grew up to be successful professionals in their chosen fields. I spent my teen years living in a unique community – a neighborhood where nearly all of our parents were self-employed, successful business owners. While I took this environment and the subliminal leadership training I received for granted, I now can see that we were learning by example – with confidence, inventive thought, and high expectations served up nightly at the dinner table.
Leading the way among accountants who have embraced the YouTube channel, New York City-based WithumSmith+Brown has released its latest music video in time to energize accountants for busy season.


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

Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, and CGAP is the author of "The Yellow Book Interpreted" and owner of a website devoted to training for governmental auditors.


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