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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

A new guide released by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants addresses the topic of diversity in the workplace.
Members of Porte Brown LLC joined thousands of other Chicagoland residents in the 34th annual Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes. This kind of community involvement and outreach bonds the firm members to each other as well as to the community in which they live and work.
Don't you wish you were in high school again? Maybe not… but wouldn't it be fun to be in a competition where you could create a television show based on the accounting profession? If you have children in high school, or if you have friends with children in high school (or if you ARE in high school), check out the AICPA's Project Innovation and start writing your script! And now that you've finished your 10/15 tax work, please take a few minutes to participate in the AccountingWEB Reader Insight Survey - your comments and answers to questions will help us hone our content so that we provide exactly what you're looking for on AccountingWEB.
For those of you who are fighting to beat the clock for tonight's tax extension filing deadline, keep in mind a few key points: 1) Friends in California have three extra hours for e-filing tax returns than people in the Eastern time zone; 2) As you drift off to sleep tonight, start thinking about how you can better manage not just your own time but your clients' time, so that you aren't working up to the last minute again when the spring filing deadlines come around; and 3) There is a silver lining associated with having a lousy economy.
This week we published a list of the top ten technology items and office trends that are in danger of making you look like a person stuck in the wrong century. For those of us who remember life before handheld (you thought I was going to say computers, right?) calculators, and as someone who took the real CPA exam when we were only allowed to bring in pencils and erasers and no calculators, I can relate to the people who are going to balk at this list.
I worked my way through college. Although I was pursuing a degree in journalism and English literature, there was a tax accountant inside, trying to get out. Mostly out of curiosity, I took the tax prep class that was offered at the nearby H&R Block office, and then I spent my last few months of college juggling classes with filling out tax returns at the local Sears store in the H&R Block kiosk.
Florida CPA firm Myers, Brettholtz & Company has found an innovative way to connect with its community. The firm offers free morning seminars geared toward nonprofit organizations. The two-hour seminars are free and open to the public. The CPA firm, located in Lee County, Florida, has teamed with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and United Way to present the seminars, focusing on accounting practices and requirements of nonprofit organizations.
If you are a CPA in Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, or Virginia, you probably are aware of the CPA Day of Service, an annual event when CPAs across the state dedicate one business day in September to serving nonprofit organizations and community projects. Organized by the state CPA societies, accountants in participating states sign up for projects through the society website, and they are encouraged spread the word and invite local press to take note of their activities. Not only do the accountants contribute to the community, the actions build good will and recognition.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service announced in a recent report that it has to focus on high-impact tax issues because it simply doesn't have the manpower to help all of the millions of taxpayers who have tax problems at any given time. This sounds like a wake-up call to tax preparers. As the IRS beefs up its correspondence audit process, sending many more notices than in years past, it's likely some of your clients are seeing an uptick in letters from the IRS. Take this opportunity to communicate with your clients what your role is in helping them with notices about their tax returns and issues.
In a recent survey, nearly 60 percent of working adults said they would pursue a different career if they had a chance to do it all over again. How about you? Would accounting still be your first choice of profession if you were starting college this fall? Answer the poll question in this article and compare your response to that of your peers.


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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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