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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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Bradley Birkenfeld might not have a lot of friends anymore at UBS, or among American tax evaders, but he has a nice paycheck from the IRS to help ease his loneliness. The $104 million paid to Birkenfeld is being touted as the largest award ever paid out under the IRS whistleblower program. Of course Birkenfeld now faces a tax bill of OVER 30 MILLION DOLLARS and is probably realizing why some people attempt to hide their money offshore in the first place.
Many accounting firms employ marketing specialists to handle their branding and the way they present themselves in the marketplace. But a trained marketing specialist might be a luxury you can't afford. That doesn't mean you can't put on a marketing hat yourself, even if you have no training in this area. Common sense and good tips can go a long way to your marketing success!
For many of us, the day after Labor Day evokes memories of the first day of school, and that means new clothes, binders, folders, paper, pencils, crayons, markers, an empty locker, and a fresh start. In the work world, we can use this time of the year to mark a different kind of fresh start.
We’re all about saving you time and making you look better today. Unless of course you’ve got extra time on your hands and don’t care how you appear to colleagues, but if that describes you, you’re probably out on the golf course or getting ready to watch the sun set from your lake house and not reading this anyway. Today’s tech articles are full of great ideas to launch your post-Labor Day push to busy season, so take a few days off to regroup, but take a quick at these tips first.
Thanks to our blogger, Joel Ungar, we found out that you can group your LinkedIn connections using a new tagging feature which lets you group your contacts in whatever way makes sense to you. With the option of creating up to 200 tags, including giving more than one tag to a single contact, you have a lot of flexibility in terms of keeping track of who's who in your world.
Imagine you own a business. You have a variety of accounting and business needs that you know can be fulfilled with software solutions. You navigate to a site on the Internet. From an interactive model, you choose your country, you supply answers to questions regarding your specific business issues. The tools you need to solve your problems are presented to you, without the need for specific names for those tools. It's the layman's approach to acquiring accounting software and business solutions.
You might be wondering why we're talking about an accounting firm that uses Twitter. After all, Twitter is just a quick way for kids to communicate, right? All fun, nothing serious. Of course that's wrong, and Twitter is just one of many social media tools that might or might not be useful to the success of your business. New York-based Freed Maxick has chosen to experiment with Twitter and Twitter advertising and as a result has increased its visibility and its revenue. That's definitely something worth tweeting about.
New legislation is pending to exempt Olympic medalists from paying taxes on the prize money they win from the competitions, and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has compared such an exemption to the one available to military servicemen and servicewomen in combat. There is precedent for exempting prize money from taxes, but only if the money is donated to charity.
Is your company website a place holder on the Internet, static and unchanging, a dusty description of the services you offer, a picture of the office, contact information?
Does it seem like the sluggish economy is dragging everything down? Business growth and expansion are stalled, production is down, consumption is down. I hear that businesses are trying to move ahead without increasing their costs, but that whole process is getting old. We all seem to be waiting for a change, but that change is slow in coming. Is it even possible to get creative about change, or is everyone just burned out?


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Steve Knowles has spent 25 years in business and practice in the UK, but he also worked in the states and the years haven't dulled his way of seeing an alternative view to everyone else, and every day is a new adventure.


Joel M. Ungar, CPA is a lifelong resident of the Detroit area and a graduate of The University of Michigan. He is a principal with Silberstein Ungar, PLLC, a Top 15 auditor of SEC public reporting companies.


Allan Boress, CPA, with over 25 years as a practitioner and consultant to the accounting profession. Mr. Boress is the author of 12 published books in 6 different languages, including a best-seller, The "I-Hate-Selling" Book.


Larry Perry, CPA, CPA Firm Support Services, LLC, is the author of accounting and auditing manuals, author and presenter of live staff training seminars, and author of webcast and self-study CPE programs. He blogs about small audits, reviews, and compilations.

Sandra Wiley, COO and Shareholder, is ranked by Accounting Today as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting as a result of her prominent role as an industry expert on HR and training as well as influence as a management and planning consultant. She is also a founding member of The CPA Consultant's Alliance. Sandra is a certified Kolbe™ trainer who advises firms on building balanced teams, managing employee conflict and hiring staff.

Maria Calabrese, CIR, Human Resources manager for Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC in Cranford, New Jersey, Maria's topics revolve around the world of: Mentoring, Performance management, and The "Y Generation," a.k.a. "The whY generation".


William Brighenti is a CPA, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and Certified [Business] Valuation Analyst, operating an accounting, tax, and QuickBooks consulting firm in Hartford, Connecticut, Accountants CPA Hartford.


Ken Garen, CPA, is the co-founder and President of Universal Business Computing Company (, a software development firm of high-volume, high-productivity accounting and payroll technology.


Eva Rosenberg, MBA, EA, is the publisher of, and author of the weekly syndicated Ask TaxMama column. She provides answers to tax questions from taxpayers and tax professionals worldwide.


Amy Vetter, CPA, CITP is the CPA Programs Leader for Intacct Corporation responsible for leading the CPA/BPO Partners nationally.

Brian Strahle is the owner of LEVERAGE SALT, LLC where he provides state and local tax technical services to accounting firms, law firms and tax research organizations across the United States. He also writes a weekly column in Tax Analysts State tax Notes entitled, "The SALT Effect." For more info, visit his website:
Scott H. Cytron, ABC, is president of Cytron and Company, known for helping companies and organizations improve their bottom line through a hybrid of strategic public relations, communications, marketing programs and top-notch client service. An accredited consultant, Scott works with companies, organizations and individuals in professional services (accounting, finance, medical, legal, engineering), high-tech and B2B/B2C product/service sales.

Rita Keller is a nationally known CPA firm management consultant, speaker, author, mentor and blogger. She has over 30 years hands-on experience in CPA firm management, marketing, technology and administrative operations.

Stacy Kildal is the mom of two fantastic kids, an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Certified Enterprise Solutions ProAdvisor, Sleeter Group Certified Consultant, a nationally recognized member of the Intuit Trainer and Writer Network, and co-host of RadioFree QuickBooks.
Michael Alter's blog specializes in providing practical advice to those who seek greater profitability and practice management tactics that enhance deeper client relationships.

Sally Glick, CMO, Principal, Marketer of the Year in 2003 and AAM Hall of Famer in 2007, leads a lively discussion of the constantly expanding roles of marketing and the professional marketers that drive this initiative in accounting firms of all sizes.


The IMA Young Professionals Blog features the insights of IMA’s Young Professionals Committee. Committee members share advice and experiences on careers, continuing education, work/life balance, and other issues affecting young accounting and finance professionals.


FEI Financial Reporting Blog provides highlights from SEC, PCAOB, FASB, IASB, and other regulatory news, including reporting under Sarbanes-Oxley Sect 404. It is written by Edith Orenstein, Director of Technical Policy Analysis at FEI.


Sue Anderson has 30 years of experience in continuing education for accountants. Currently she is the program director for online CPE provider CPE Link.


Jim Fahey is COO of Apple Growth Partners, a regional CPA firm in Ohio. His focus is on the effective and efficient use of technology within the firm by all team members.

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.


AccountingWEB is more than just a U.S. team of journalists and financial and technology experts - we have an international side, too! Members of our British team who publish share their ideas, insights, and perspectives from across the pond.