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Intuit Foregoes ProTax Price Increases

Intuit Foregoes ProTax Price Increases

Intuit has decided to avoid regular price increases for its professional tax products. As the software company increasingly links the professional tax and accounting software side of its operations, it...

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Donna King, Beyond Balanced BooksKahuna Accounting was named Accounting Partner of Year for 2016 and Beyond Balanced Books was selected by Bookkeeping Partner of the Year by Xero this week. The cloud software held its awards event at Xerocon, its annual conference, in San Francisco. Xero also rewarded application vendors that link to its software.

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Amy Vetter, XeroXero has launched a revamped program to certify accountants and bookkeepers for gaining knowledge in the  use of its cloud-based, small business software. The new Xero Certification program, available at the end of September, is described as providing personalized certification.

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Six areas of competency have been added to the professional learning and development website of the American Institute of CPAs and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The website is designed to provide personalized approach to lifelong learning and career development.

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Doug SleeterSageworks has released a three-part series of podcasts on iTunes. Called, Next-Level Accountants: Your guide to growing a firm of trusted advisors," the free podcasts feature interviews with industry experts Ronald J. Baker, Doug Sleeter, Randall Bolten, Kelly Phillips Erb, Jody Padar and Charles H. Green.

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Blair Crump, Sage Sage, which has been moving away from country-by-country organization, has named Blair Crump as president. It is the first time the United Kingdom-based software company has had a resident for the company's world-wide operations and is part of a massive replacement among the top 100 executives and managers that has occurred in the last two years.

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Sageworks Produces Podcasts

Sageworks Produces Podcasts

Sageworks has released a three-part series of podcasts on iTunes. Called, Next-Level Accountants: Your guide to growing a firm of trusted advisors," the free podcasts feature interviews with industry experts...

People and Moves

LBMC Names New Leaders

LBMC Names New Leaders

Accounting firm LBMC has named four individuals as leaders in its LBMC PC arm. The four were named in four major practice areas. It also chose leaders in LBMC Information...

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Sage Picks American Accountant Head

Sage Picks American Accountant Head

Sage is moving Nancy Harris from her role in running its Canadian operations to managing its Sage's North American partner and accountant business. Harris who has been EVP in Canada...

Uncovering Client Opportunities in the S…

Summer: busy season is behind you and the October 15 deadline is still a few months away. What's the best way to take advantage of the comparative "lull" you may...

Four Questions on Succession Planning

Take a minute to envision your retirement. What comes to mind? Hours on the golf course? Travelling with your family? Following a lifelong passion? Now stop and think about where...

Study: Workflow a Major Issue

Study: Workflow a Major Issue

Workflow remains a major issue for accounting firms, according to the findings of the third annual Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey. The recently released results of the study found...

Want Change? Lead It!

Before you consider adopting the cloud or any of the "New Firm" mindset, you have to ask yourself if you are willing to be the change. Once you decide, first...

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REVIEW: Website Building Software

Web design and editing have always been a problematic software category. When the World Wide Web debuted in 1990, it was largely a text-only system of document sharing using the...

REVIEW: Budget Software 2016

Change has finally come to the category of planning and budgeting software, resulting in a round of improved capabilities, tighter integration with other software, and another potential revenue stream for...

REVIEW: Workflow Software 2015

The software category of workflow management is exploding, with new versions, streamlined capabilities and new features. But there is an old adage that when you are up to your hips...

REVIEW: Small Business Accounting Softwa…

Driven by the growth of cloud computing and an understanding of how little most small businesses want to delve into the minutiae of accounting, the market for small business accounting...

REVIEW: Online Payroll Systems 2015

Despite the profits it can generate and the benefits it may offer in client relationship management, these are difficult times for payroll vendors and their accounting partners. Competition continues to...

Tax

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Intuit Foregoes ProTax Price Increases

Intuit Foregoes ProTax Price Increases

Intuit has decided to avoid regular price increases for its professional tax products. As the software company increasingly links the professional tax and accounting software side of its operations, it...

ProConnect Tax Form Imports Planned

ProConnect Tax Form Imports Planned

Intuit is setting out its plan for importing 10 tax forms into its cloud-based ProConnect Tax Online (formerly Intuit Tax Online). The company has made import available for the 1099-INT...

IRS: Phishers Mimic Software Vendors

IRS: Phishers Mimic Software Vendors

The Internal Revenue Service has warned tax professionals of a phishing scam in which emails emulate contacts from tax software providers. Those who click on a bogus link download a...

QB Online Tops 1.5M Subscribers

QB Online Tops 1.5M Subscribers

Intuit has topped 1.5 million subscribers for its QuickBooks Online application. That number is up 25,000 from the figure reported for April 30 when Intuit's third quarter ended. The company...

Preparer Jailed for Civil Contempt

Preparer Jailed for Civil Contempt

A Tennessee preparer has been jailed after spending money on gambling, a Lexus and home furnishings instead of paying $25,000 in fees to the United States. Kevin Williams of Memphis...

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Oracle Buying NetSuite

Oracle Buying NetSuite

Oracle is paying about $9.3 billion to buy NetSuite, the company that pioneered cloud-based accounting. In a deal expected to close this year, Oracle will pay $109 per share in...

NJCPA: Your All-in-One Guide to Running …

Make your firm—whether big or small—last for the long haul by learning from our experts. From how to retain and train your staff to leverage compliance resources to gaining an...

Report: The Automated Tax Office

Report: The Automated Tax Office

Report: The Automated Tax Office Technology increasingly provides tools that can cut time from the tax preparation process. However, hav­ing tools available does not mean they are always welcome...

Doc.It Adds Autofiling

Doc.It has added an autofiling feature that enables firms to file documents from tax, time and billing, and other software programs to a designated Doc.It User Inbox, a folder in...

What to Do When You've Been Hacked

Imagine this. Your firm starts receiving calls and emails from clients saying they've been the victim of tax refund identity theft. Sure, you've seen a few of these cases and...

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Xero Hands Out Partner Awards

Xero Hands Out Partner Awards

Kahuna Accounting was named Accounting Partner of Year for 2016 and Beyond Balanced Books was selected by Bookkeeping Partner of the Year by Xero this week. The cloud software held...

Xero Offers Revamped Certification

Xero Offers Revamped Certification

Xero has launched a revamped program to certify accountants and bookkeepers for gaining knowledge in the  use of its cloud-based, small business software. The new Xero Certification program, available at...

AIPCA, CIMA Add Competencies

AIPCA, CIMA Add Competencies

Six areas of competency have been added to the professional learning and development website of the American Institute of CPAs and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The website is designed...

Sageworks Produces Podcasts

Sageworks Produces Podcasts

Sageworks has released a three-part series of podcasts on iTunes. Called, Next-Level Accountants: Your guide to growing a firm of trusted advisors," the free podcasts feature interviews with industry experts...

Sage Picks First Global President

Sage Picks First Global President

Sage, which has been moving away from country-by-country organization, has named Blair Crump as president. It is the first time the United Kingdom-based software company has had a resident for...

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Easy Checklist Provides Small Firms with Workflow and Client Management Solutions

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Bob Scott, executive editor of the Progressive Accountant, sits down with Michael Havey of Easy Checklist ABC to discuss the company’s new task management tool designed to assist accountants, bookkeepers...

Global Force International Helps Accountants Merge, Acquire or Sell Businesses

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Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant speaks with Max Krotman, executive vice president of Global Force International. With a focus on business integration, Global Force International matches firms...

KBKG Identifies Specialized Tax Credits and Incentives for Clients.

KBKG Identifies Specialized Tax Credits …

Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant, speaks with Gian Pazzia, principal of KBKG about the way the company collaborates with CPA firms to deliver the most effective tax...

APS Pension and Financial Services Helps Companies Navigate the Growing Complexities of 401K Plans

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Stephen Abramson, president of APS Pension and Financial Service sits down with Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant to discuss how the company is helping small to midsize...

Office Tools Simplifies Administration Through Integration and Automation

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Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant sits down with Michael Giardina, CEO of Office Tools , formerly Office Tools Professional, to discuss how the company’s software streamlines a...

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