As a Great Plains’ Vice President Outsourcing, Mr. Harding focuses on utilizing Great Plains Software’s products and services in a BPO environment. He is also one of Great Plains’ key speakers focusing on new internal and external technology.
Before joining Great Plains Software in 1989, Mr. Harding was president of his own CPA firm, which emphasized accounting software for microcomputers. His past employment includes KPMG and Deloitte & Touche. He received a B.S. in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Denver.
Mr. Harding has lectured throughout the country on accounting software, the impact of the Internet on business, AICPA’s Top 10 Technology List, and Year 2000 issues. This includes sessions for the American Institute of CPAs and various state CPA societies. He serves on the American Institute of CPAs Technology Executive Committee, Electronic Business Task Force and the Group of 100. Harding is senior vice president and president-elect of the Colorado Society of CPAs.
His past professional involvement includes: Chair of the High Tech Task Force, Vice President and board member for the Colorado Society of CPAs, Chair of the Colorado Society of CPAs’ Strategic Planning Committee, Chair of the Colorado Society Microcomputer Conference and president of the Colorado Association of Computer Consultants.
Mr. Harding’s articles are published in numerous professional journals, magazines, and newspapers including the Journal of Accountancy. He also serves on the editorial review board for Practical Accountant magazine. He is also a co-founder of Glass Group, Inc. (a supply chain management software product and services for the glass industry) and SysTrust Services (providing tools for CPA and CA firms that render SysTrust opinions for data centers).
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.