by Deanna White on Feb 25, 2014
A new accounting game launched this month by the American Institute of CPAs, Bank On It, challenges high school students on accounting fundamentals and real-world workplace scenarios in the context of an online board game.
by David Ringstrom on Feb 21, 2014
Building complex spreadsheets without lookup formulas, such as VLOOKUP, is akin to putting a screw in the wall with a hammer. It’s possible, but the results aren’t pretty, and most probably won’t maintain integrity.
by Michael Alter on Feb 20, 2014
The noise about using social media as a means to grow your business has become so constant it almost blends into the background at this point. With Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pushing their advertising platforms and Google+ touting better search optimization, it’s inescapable.
by David Ringstrom on Feb 13, 2014
An attendee from my recent pivot table webinar posed a question that I hadn’t encountered before.
by Caleb Newquist on Feb 07, 2014
You've probably heard of lots of these brands and there are a few obscure ones, but overall this is a pretty comprehensive list from Capterra of the who's who in accounting software today.
by David Ringstrom on Feb 06, 2014
David Ringstrom shares three of the best Excel-related questions he received during a question-and-answer session after a recent AccountingWEB webinar he conducted, "High Impact Excel: Pivot Table Edition."
by Ken Berry on Feb 06, 2014
It might take slightly longer for taxpayers to get their tax refunds from the IRS this year, but at least they can do a better job of tracking the progress on their smartphones.
by Jason Bramwell on Feb 05, 2014
The web-based application, launched last week by the founders of the Ohio-based online accounting firm Upsourced Accounting, efficiently collects and manages information for professional service organizations.
by Scott Cytron on Jan 31, 2014
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.
by David Ringstrom on Jan 23, 2014
Although the IRS is still madly preparing for the 2013 filing season, one man remains ahead of the curve. Glenn Reeves has released his seventeenth spreadsheet-based version of the US Individual Income Tax Return, commonly known as Form 1040, which taxpayers can download and use for free.
by Jason Bramwell on Jan 22, 2014
Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for January 22.
by Ken Berry on Jan 15, 2014
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.
by David Ringstrom on Jan 09, 2014
It’s a new year, which brings the promise of fresh starts, and resolutions to work smarter. Keyboard shortcuts are one of the best ways to both save time and reduce wear and tear on your wrists when working in Microsoft Excel.
by Jason Bramwell on Jan 03, 2014
Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for January 3.
by Caleb Newquist on Dec 31, 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.

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