Technology

Practice

Firm Issues List of the Best Tech for Accountants

Some IT companies are advancing while others are stuck in ivory towers. What does that say about them—and what do your technology choices say about your firm? Are you going with the winners?
A&A

New SASB Standards Target Technology and Communications Companies

A new set of provisional accounting standards released Wednesday by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) provides guidance to companies in the technology and communications sector on how to disclose environmental, social, and governance material issues.
Practice

What Kind of Digital Company Are You?

Too much reliance on technology? Too little? Maybe you're just not using it right.
Technology

Do Your Best to Tame the Technology Beast This Busy Season

It seems you can’t go anywhere or do anything without technology. I know that’s a big Homer Simpson “Doh!,” but it’s true.
Technology

AICPA Calculator Adds Up Twenty Tax Burdens

The American Institute of CPAs has unveiled a new version of its Total Tax Insights calculator just before the start of income tax-filing season. The calculator, which can help taxpayers gauge the impact of twenty different taxes, reflects data applicable in 2013.
Technology

AccountingWEB's Top Five Excel Tips From 2013

What do accountants count on most to do their jobs well? Yes, coffee is a good answer. No, I'm not thinking of booze. If you eliminate any and all kinds of medicating, the smart money is on Microsoft Excel.
Practice

Social Networking at Work Is a Major Risk with Large Costs

Spending time on social networks appears to be normal behavior at most workplaces. Employers need to deal with its risks and minimize its costs. Employees should consider the potential ramifications of every post they make.
Technology

Survey Identifies Types of Technology Used by Accountants

Accounting firms have until the end of the month to participate in the First Annual Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey, which gauges what types of technology accounting professionals are using in their practices.
Technology

Conditionally Displaying Decimal Places in Excel: Part 1

In Part 1 of his two-part series, Excel expert David Ringstrom describes how to add decimal places on demand by way of using a custom number format.
Technology

Thomson's Jon Baron: Accountants Must Stay Relevant

The Thomson Reuters Users' Conference is in full swing in Miami Beach and 1,200+ attending accountants are hearing a new message this year.
Education & Careers

One-Third of IT Pros Looking for Greener Pastures

A recent survey of CIOs and IT professionals by Robert Half Technology revealed that although a majority of CIOs believe their IT employees are quite happy with their jobs, more than one-third of IT workers reported job dissatisfaction.
Practice

Accounting Firms Rank Content-Based Offerings and Relationships as Most Successful Lead-Generation Strategies

The nation's most progressive and largest accounting firms generate more leads through content-based offers, networking, and referrals, yet they aren't using technology to their advantage to find and resource leads.
Tax

Some IRS Security Program Areas Not Compliant under FISMA

A new TIGTA report stipulated that until the IRS takes steps to fully implement all eleven security program areas covered by FISMA, "taxpayer data will remain vulnerable to inappropriate use, modification, or disclosure – possibly without being detected."
Technology

How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Practice Part 1: Getting Started

LinkedIn is the most professional and business-oriented of the popular social media sites, but it's not just for job seekers or for making connections. LinkedIn can help you get things done, be more productive, and grow your practice.
Technology

Intuit Looks at Technology's Role in Accounting's Future

The next decade will see industries transition to a Cloud-enabled world where work can be accomplished anywhere, anytime. This will especially be true of the accounting profession, according to a new study by Intuit.
Technology

Xero Raises $150 Million to Fund US Expansion

New Zealand-based online accounting software provider Xero said on October 13 it has raised $150 million to fund a major expansion in the United States.
Technology

Xero Unveils QuickBooks Conversion Service

San Francisco–based online accounting software provider Xero launched a free conversion platform on October 8 that will enable small businesses to migrate their Intuit QuickBooks data into Xero's Cloud accounting service.
Technology

NSBA Survey: Cyberattacks Concern Small Business Owners

The overwhelming majority of small business owners recently surveyed by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) are worried about the security of their IT and online properties.
Technology

Survey Finds Execs Worried about Social Media Risks

A recent survey of more than 100 senior-level executives found that while social media use by companies continues to grow, almost three-quarters of respondents are concerned about the potential risks.
Technology

Four Pillars of Document Management: Part 4 - Optimizing Workflow

Workflow, a sequence of connected steps or tasks, impacts the efficiency of a firm. In this article we will explore workflow, the fourth and final pillar of this document management article series.

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