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QuickBooks Online: Big Growth Ahead

QuickBooks Online: Big Growth Ahead

Intuit expects to add about 1 million new subscribers for QuickBooks Online for the year ending July 30. The company projects the level will hit 3,275,000 to 3,375,000 subscribers in...

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Checkpoint Business Combinations Released

Checkpoint Business Combinations Release…

Thomson Reuters has added discussion of business combinations to Checkpoint Catalyst: U.S. GAAP. The content incorporates analysis of Topic 805, Business Combinations of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification, the authoritative...

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Wolters Kluwer's Provost Takes CEO Job

Wolters Kluwer's Provost Takes CEO Job

J. Heffy Provost, EVO of Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting, North America, has left that company to take a position of CEO of AgData. Based in Charlotte, N.C., AgData provides...

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CLA to Use Financial Planning Software

CLA to Use Financial Planning Software

CliftonLarsonAllen will use MoneyGuidePro, a financial planning software package, for providing services to existing and new clients. The application from PIEtech will be used in three CLA business lines wealth...

Report: Using the Cloud to Protect Your Data

Report: Using the Cloud to Protect Your …

Report: Using the Cloud to Protect Your Data The handwriting is in the cloud. And given some real barriers to adoption of cloud-based software, the move remains a question of when...

Minimum Wage Hike Could Hurt N.J. Small …

The following article was written by the New Jersey Society of CPAs. It reflects the views of that society and does not necessarily represent the views of the Progressive Accountant...

SAP: Software Ensures Hiring Diversity

SAP: Software Ensures Hiring Diversity

SAP's recent Sapphire conference was filled with the giant software maker's product announcements. It also highlighted the company's very broad role in social activism, and in particular, a commitment to a...

Get the Most Out of Planning Retreats

After tax season, many CPA firms turn their attention to scheduling annual planning retreats. If you're not one of them then I encourage you to become one; planning retreats are...

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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...

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Former Block CEO's Pay Up 22.6%

Former Block CEO's Pay Up 22.6%

In his last year on the job, William Cobb, the recently retired CEO of H&R Block saw a 22.6-percent rise in compensation. Cobb, who left on July 31, was given...

"Software Update" Email Targets Tax Pros

"Software Update" Email Target…

A phishing email scam is targeting tax professionals by purporting to be from tax software companies. Messages in the latest the phishing attack contain subject line of "Software Support Update...

Louisiana Preparer Defied Court Ban

Louisiana Preparer Defied Court Ban

A Louisiana preparer has pleaded guilty to four counts of preparing fraudulent tax returns. Shawanda Nevers, 49, pleaded guilty to filing bogus returns between 2011 and 2016 even though a...

Wolters Kluwer: Cloud Products Growing

Wolters Kluwer: Cloud Products Growing

Wolters Kluwer says its CCH Axcess line is seeing accelerating growth. The company made the statement this week as it released financial results for the half ended June 30. CEO...

IRS to Pilot Appeals Web Conferencing

IRS to Pilot Appeals Web Conferencing

The Internal Revenue Service Office of Appeals expects to begin testing a web-based virtual conference option next week. The web option is designed for taxpayers and their representatives who are...

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IRS Starts Email Security Campaign

IRS Starts Email Security Campaign

The Internal Revenue Service has launched an education campaign, which alerts tax professionals to the dangers of email scams. The agency receives three to five data theft reports weekly from...

Sage Promotes AI Ethics Code

Sage Promotes AI Ethics Code

Sage has developed an ethics code for developing software that utilizes artificial intelligence. At its Summit conference in Canada, Sage outlined "The Ethics of Code: Developing AI for Business with...

Misconceptions about Nonprofits and Tech…

A nonprofit has an auditor coming in tomorrow. The staff is nervous and has spent days pulling files, canceled checks and more paper documents for the on-site visit. They have...

Top Firm Technology-Not the Latest

Top Firm Technology-Not the Latest

It's fairly easy to say accounting firms are usually not at the forefront of technology adoption. So social media and the cloud versions of business applications are not used by...

Internet of Things Coming on Fast

Internet of Things Coming on Fast

At the Sapphire conference of software giant SAP in May, there was a demonstration of a sensor-equipped power tool being used to drill a hole in a thin panel of...

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QuickBooks Online: Big Growth Ahead

QuickBooks Online: Big Growth Ahead

Intuit expects to add about 1 million new subscribers for QuickBooks Online for the year ending July 30. The company projects the level will hit 3,275,000 to 3,375,000 subscribers in...

KMPG to Pay $6M over Energy Audit

KMPG to Pay $6M over Energy Audit

KPMG has agreed to pay more than $6 million in disgorgement, interest and civil money penalties for its role in the audit of a now bankrupt energy business. The Securities...

SmartVault Parent Goes Public

SmartVault Parent Goes Public

The former document management business of Australian Reckon has gone public as GetBusy. The new company, which owns SmartVault and Virtual Cabinet, went public this month on London's Alternative Investment...

ADP Says Accountant Tool Booms

ADP Says Accountant Tool Booms

ADP says that 8,000 accounting firms have adopted its Accountant Connect dashboard. Announced in February, Accountant Connect is designed to provide accountants with a single view of payroll reports and...

ADP Rejects Takeover Attempt

ADP Rejects Takeover Attempt

ADP has rejected a bid by Pershing Square Capital Management to take control of the payroll services company board. ADP says that Pershing, led by activist investor William Ackman, approached...

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QuickBooks Online and Google Link Up

QuickBooks Online and Google Link Up

Intuit and Google are collaborating on applications that integrate the G Suite—formerly called Google Apps for Work—with QuickBooks Online. The first releases for QBO include Google Calendar and Single Sign...

Easy Checklist Provides Small Firms with Workflow and Client Management Solutions

Easy Checklist Provides Small Firms with…

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

Global Force International Helps Account…

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

APS Pension and Financial Services Helps…

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...

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