by Jonathan Poston on Jul 29, 2014
Changes are on the horizon that could empower accounting software users to the point when they don't need accountants any longer, and reduce the process to a turnkey program.
by Amy Vetter on Jul 25, 2014
Whenever I speak to accountants about creating a cloud practice, the most common question is, “How do I charge my clients?” The answer has usually been "hourly billing," but that model is changing.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 24, 2014
While reputational risk is the No. 1 nonfinancial concern among corporate directors, cybersecurity/IT risk is gaining steam. According to the results of a new survey from EisnerAmper, cybersecurity/IT risk ranked second at 62 percent, up almost 10 percent from last year’s poll.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 22, 2014
Accountants who specialize in forensic and valuation services point to electronic data analysis, or big data, as the most pressing issue they’ll face in the coming months, according to results of a new survey released on Tuesday by the AICPA.
by Richard Koreto on Jul 21, 2014
If you don't collect enough sales tax, you're in trouble with the state. Collect too much and the lawyers will be after you. Vendors may feel they're in a no-win situation.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 16, 2014
All that was needed on Tuesday was a voice vote for the House of Representatives to pass a bill that would prevent state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet. Now the ball is in the Senate's court to pass its bill before the Nov. 1 deadline.
by Natalie Lehrer on Jul 15, 2014
The virtual desktop approach gives small and medium-sized businesses control over their environment, as well as customization options, while reducing labor overhead and hardware expenses.
by Richard Koreto on Jul 09, 2014
Quick management of your expenses while on the road is as close as your cellphone. You don't have to track down a copier or scanner after a busy day, or spend a lot on expensive programs.
by Terry Sheridan on Jun 26, 2014
We've published many articles about the cloud. Here, one company relates why it decided to move its accounting and financials to the cloud, and explains how it did it—including its errors.
by AccountingWeb on Jun 26, 2014
In this presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA revisits the Excel feature you should be using, but probably aren't. The Table feature offers the ability to both boost the integrity of your spreadsheets, but reduce maintenance as well.
by David Ringstrom on Jun 19, 2014
You can create a list of days of the week or months of the year in Excel—but there's more. This is part of the Custom Lists feature, and you can use it to add your own lists. It's easier than you probably thought.
by Jason Bramwell on Jun 18, 2014
By a 30-to-4 vote, the House Judiciary Committee backed a bill on Wednesday that would make permanent a moratorium that bans state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.
by Amy Vetter on Jun 18, 2014
While it's always good to be flexible when getting started, there are some critical things you should decide in order to maximize your potential and delight your ideal clients.
by Richard Koreto on Jun 17, 2014
AWEB's Richard Koreto is attending the Scaling New Heights conference, and has uncovered trends relevant to all accountants, even non-Intuit users, while some things never change.
by David Ringstrom on Jun 12, 2014
Are you using yesterday's computer? Replace your conventional disk drive with a solid state drive. You'll spend more time getting work done and less time waiting for your computer.

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