Technology

Practice Management

The essentials of document management for CPA firms

“Document Management” is a term that has become more or less synonymous with “going paperless.” Consider that when we say “going paperless,” virtually every accounting firm has already been processing and storing a wide variety of documents in digital format since the introduction of the personal computer almost thirty years ago.
A&A

Carbon accounting is hot new growth area for accountants

An overwhelming majority of Fortune 500 companies now voluntarily measure, manage, and publicly disclose their carbon emissions. This provides an exciting opportunity for accountants to provide an important service in the growing area of carbon accounting.
Practice

Six reasons why CPA firms should consider SEO

Getting noticed in the right place during an Internet search is what search engine optimization is all about. A developing technology, SEO increases the likelihood your company will be easily found by prospects.
Practice Management

It's about time: New Year’s resolutions to maximize time

Don’t let the stubborn consistency of time get you down. If you’re smart about it, there are plenty of ways that you can get more per hour in 2011. We asked some of your forward-looking colleagues to chime in with their time maximization plans for 2011.
Technology

Gadget wish list for 2010

It's that time of year again for putting together your holiday wish list. Here is my list of big ticket items, and some stocking stuffers, too.
Technology

Mint.com personal finance service launches in Canada

Mint.com, an online personal finance service from Intuit Inc., is now available to Canadians at mint.com/Canada. Canada is the first country outside of the United States to have a unique version of Mint.
A&A

Top 11 accounting technology productivity features

If you can improve your earnings or profit by adopting technology with the productivity features that matter, it is an obvious and sensible approach.
Practice Development

Survey: 82% of top 100 accounting firms tie new tech to client retention, firm growth

The largest U.S. accounting firms believe they are nearly 100 percent focused on client needs and expectations, and perceived by their clients as technologically savvy, with the adoption of paperless and cloud-based technologies, according to a recent survey.
Technology

Under the Radar Part 1: Five new features in Excel 2010

I have to admit, I was underwhelmed when Office 2010 was released. You’d think that an Excel expert would like nothing more than a shiny new version of Excel, but my initial experience with the new user interface in Excel 2007 left me feeling chastened.
Technology

Under the Radar Part 2: Five New Features in Excel 2010

I introduced you to five subtle changes that Microsoft added in Excel 2010 that I’ve found quite helpful in part one of this two-part series. In this second part of the series, I’ll discuss five more features that have boosted my productivity in Excel.
A&A

Accounting for expenses: There’s an app for that

Whether you have an iPhone, Motorola Droid, or a BlackBerry, there are several applications that can organize and keep track of your travel expenses. Jason Bramwell reports on seven applications ranked high by technology experts that can benefit accountants on the go.
Technology

Class action lawsuit against QuickBooks a possibility

Several brief outages to Intuit’s QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Payroll Subscription Service prompted a group of Dallas title attorneys to file a proposed class action against the company.
Technology

Why Google’s local search results is an opportunity for small accounting firms

If you are a small local accounting firm looking to grow your business, you want to be found on Google when someone enters a search into Google for an accountant in your area.
A&A

Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting asks the question: "r u ready?"

Approximately 800 accounting professionals from around the country gathered recently in Washington, D.C., not to try to lobby Congress or push a tax agenda, but to learn and absorb tools and tips from the mother ship, Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting.
Practice Management

Embracing change in the accounting profession

I hear it all too often from the old guard who are retiring: "I'm worn out," or "I'm too old for all of these techy changes," or "Developing the next set of partners for our firm is just too time consuming."
Technology

IT employment posts strong gains in October

October saw continued growth in IT employment adding more than 10,000 jobs. Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' upward revision to September's employment data now reflects growth of 3,600 IT jobs, up from a previously reported incremental loss of 200 jobs.
Technology

CCH Mobile makes tax research available on BlackBerry, iPhone

CCH’s new application, CCH Mobile, is an extension of CCH’s IntelliConnect tax research platform and makes CCH’s content and tools available via BlackBerry and iPhone.
A&A

Exclusive: CCH User Conference opens with Lou Holtz and a future focus

The sixth annual CCH User Conference has attracted its largest ever audience, with over 1,000 accountants braving some unseasonably cool weather in Orlando. Editor-in-Chief Gail Perry reports.
A&A

Jobjuice releases finance, investment banking app

Jobjuice recently has released the Jobjuice Finance and Investment Banking iPhone App, a MBA-level finance review and investment banking guide.
Technology

Microsoft Office Moves into the Cloud

Many businesses aren’t comfortable with having mission-critical applications and data residing in the Cloud, but this combination of low cost and high flexibility might cause skeptics to pause and consider the possibilities.

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