To eliminate redundancy and reduce costs, many companies have implemented a bring your own device (BYOD) policy for their employees. But without the appropriate security controls in place, BYOD could turn into a security nightmare for a firm’s senior management and IT staff.
If you are like most professionals responsible for marketing an accounting practice, you no doubt are familiar with the term Search Engine Optimization or SEO. For a large number of accounting professionals, however, SEO is like a mystical marketing tactic.
When you access Microsoft Excel's help window, the content is typically derived from a remote server on the Internet, which can cause a delay while the help window loads. David Ringstrom explains how you can eliminate this annoying wait that can break your stride.
On August 14, 2013, FreshBooks, the Cloud-based accounting solution designed exclusively for small business owners, launched an android app for service-based professionals who run their businesses on the go.
PwC guest writers Stephanie Maxwell, David Steiner, and Scott Stein focus on the advent of big data as well as solutions and tools that may be leveraged by best-in-class tax departments to make the transition to an efficient and effective member of the digital universe.
When CPA Barry MacQuarrie started the "Social Media Survey" in 2010, he said social networking was still relatively new to the accounting profession. He was curious about how accounting professionals were using such sites as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
Depending upon your version of Excel, the Recent list on the File menu can streamline access to both files and folders. If you work on numerous spreadsheets, this list offers marginal value in Excel 2003 and earlier.
In an unlikely mash-up, Matt Parker of Think Maths offers a free tool that converts a digital photo of your choice into an Excel spreadsheet. If you have Excel 2007 or later, you can try the technique yourself.
When it comes to risks associated with cyber incidents, a majority of tax professionals do not have a firm grasp of what it takes to prevent attacks on their data, according to a new survey from the Travelers Companies Inc.
With more than 1.3 million Intuit QuickBooks users alone accessing the online version, it's time for every accountant to take a look at what Cloud computing can offer for streamlining the process of everyday tasks.
Some time ago, I explained how to use Excel's Text to Columns Wizard for separating text within a spreadsheet into columns. Although this approach is helpful for data that's in a spreadsheet, in other cases, you may wish to link spreadsheets to text files that change periodically.
If your website is in ill health, or if your online presence is fading fast, a "health check" might be just what you need to revive your site. A health check opens up your website and looks at just how healthy it really is and what you can do to improve its prognosis.
In this ever-changing world of technology and solutions in the small business accounting world, it's natural for consultants to be overwhelmed by all the vendors in the market who claim to have the best solution in their market space.
In an effort to address the increased demand for comprehensive and intensive training on XBRL, the AICPA and XBRL US Inc., the not-for-profit consortium for business reporting standards, launched the XBRL US GAAP Certificate Program.
Whenever column headings within a worksheet span two or more rows, a cascade of issues can occur. Fortunately, a simple technique can help you avoid frustration and save time when working in Microsoft Excel.