Taking Back Control of our Accounting Engagements
Aside from the fact that I'm feeling a bit cloudy myself today due to a)the snow cloud that has taken up residence over my house, and b)a healthy dose of cold medicine that I took last night, it's reasonable to say that we should all be feeling cloudy these days, and in a good way. As Amy Vetter explains in her post on Taking Back Control of our Accounting Engagements, working with our clients in the Cloud gives us the opportunity to become so much more than the end-of-the-year accountant.
Using Cloud computing to its full potential, and I'm sure we're only scratching the surface of that concept, means you can have an ongoing and much more robust relationship with your clients and do so more efficiently than ever before. The most important thing to remember is that, if you don't engage with your clients in the Cloud, someone else will. So when you ask yourself where you expect to be in five years, if the answer is "still in business" – then it's time to start floating in the clouds.
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.