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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.

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If you have LGBT clients, you need to read Liz Gold's article, Wealth Management Firm Meets Needs of LGBT Clients. In this article, Jen Hatch of Christopher Street Financial shares many of the issues faced by members of this group, and she discusses solutions and planning techniques that are specific to the LGBT community. We also have an inspirational story about members of the Ohio Society of CPAs working with young students in their state to teach basic financial planning techniques. With this in mind, I have a reader request.
I was on an airplane last night, the last leg of a trip home from our company headquarters in Bristol, UK, when the pilot turned on his speaker and gave us some unfortunate news. Due to delays that were described to us as "congestion at the airport" (speculation among the passengers included bad weather and the fact that President Obama was flying in and out of JFK to visit Newtown, Connecticut), the pilot said he was going to pull the airplane away from the gate and park us on the tarmac; it was expected that we would have to sit for at least two hours before we could take off. Amidst the groans and "Are you kidding?" complaints, one voice of reason stood out.
I go to a lot of conferences. I speak at conferences, I report on the happenings at conferences, but most of all, I meet with the people in the profession who are passionate about sharing ideas, brainstorming, and contemplating the future of our profession.
We're just one week away from AccountingWEB Live! - the groundbreaking conference event that you can watch from anywhere. This is like no virtual conference you've ever experienced. The conference itself is all live, happening before your eyes, with the speakers and sponsors gathered together in a television studio in Dallas, Texas. The virtual part is you - the entire audience will be remote. You get to have the sense of being right there with us, asking questions of the speakers via Twitter or e-mail, sharing ideas with colleagues from around the world on Twitter if you so desire, and you don't even have to put on a coat or drive across town, let alone book a hotel and fly across the country.
If you're geeking out during this holiday season and need some gift ideas for the gadget-prone, the Holiday Gadget Wish List provides a starting point for the techies on your shopping list. Georgia Bulldog Robert Prusa from Xcentric provided the wish list for us.
Deloitte's recent survey referencing "Why Entrepreneurs Matter" highlights what I think is one of the enduring positive characteristics of our country, a land where people can do their own thing. I'm the daughter of an entrepreneur and can lay claim to being one myself, at least until I signed on for this current gig - however ongoing background projects keep me in the entrepreneurial game even after the duties of my day job are over.
Thanksgiving is next week and I can already taste the . . . lobster! Meanwhile, you've got a great opportunity to win a shiny new iPad just in time for the holidays. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions in this survey about how accountants do their jobs and you'll be in the running for the iPad. This week, Sheryl Nance-Nash spoke with several accounting firms who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. The overall theme was, "Wow, are we glad we stored our information in the Cloud!"
Here's a way you can help you the victims of Hurricane Sandy - many of whom are still without power, living in shelters, or trying to piece their lives back together. The IRS has approved a program allowing employers the right let their employees donate vacation, sick, or personal days to the hurricane victims. The way it works is you go to work instead of taking the days off, and your employer takes the cash that would have been paid to you for your vacation time and donates it to a qualified organization providing relief to the hurricane victims.
As the election nears, the US economy is taking center stage. You may have noticed that every candidate seems to have the ability to take the same numbers and present them in such a way as to make the candidate from the other party look bad. Most candidates aren't economists, and they all seem to find ways to twist the numbers so things look good for their own platforms. But that's neither here nor there. The good news is that three-quarters of US corporate financial executives – the ones who actually work with the numbers – say economic conditions are looking up and 2013 might bring some interesting surprises.
Just when you thought your Halloween would be occupied with applying zombie makeup and stuffing your desk drawer with chocolate bars, you get hit with a real nightmare, at least if you happen to live in the East or have family or clients who are affected by the storm. You can count on tax accountants to see through the tricking and bring us some treats in the way of reminders about casualty losses and accounting for property damage.


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

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