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FreshBooks Raises $43 Million

FreshBooks Raises $43 Million

FreshBooks, which markets cloud accounting software, has raised $43 million in Series B Funding. The company expects to invest the funds to support North American growth and to support development...

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BNA Debuts Pass-Through Entity Tool

BNA Debuts Pass-Through Entity Tool

Bloomberg BNA has launched a Pass-Through Entity Navigator, which provides state-by-state analysis and practical guidance for each type of pass-through entity and pass-through entity owner. Available to subscribers of Bloomberg...

People and Moves

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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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...

Implementing a Strategic Plan

As we look at tax season in the rearview mirror, it's time to think about strategic planning for our firms. Most CPAs are very effective and accomplished in the planning...

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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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Florida Preparers Guilty of ID Theft

Florida Preparers Guilty of ID Theft

Two Broward County, Fla., tax preparers have pleaded guilty to using stolen identities to file tax returns. Luczor Fertilien, 39, and David Joseph, 37, who owned two tax preparation businesses...

N.C. Preparer Indicted for Fraud

N.C. Preparer Indicted for Fraud

A North Carolina man, who allegedly did not identify himself as a paid prepared on client tax returns, has been indicted on several charges. Hassie Demond Nowlin of Greensboro, N.C...

Advocate: Collectors Hit the Poor

Advocate: Collectors Hit the Poor

Private collection agencies hired by the Internal Revenue Service to collect delinquent taxes are disproportionately chasing bills owed by low-income taxpayers, according to the mid-year report to Congress by the...

IRS Reopens PTIN System

The Internal Revenue Service has reopened its Preparer Tax Identification Number system. The agency closed the PTIN operation after a United States District Court decided on June 1 that the...

Phishing eMail Targets Tax Pros

Phishing eMail Targets Tax Pros

Tax preparers are receiving phishing emails purporting to originate from a tax software education provider in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service said recently the latest communication seeks a...

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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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FreshBooks Raises $43 Million

FreshBooks Raises $43 Million

FreshBooks, which markets cloud accounting software, has raised $43 million in Series B Funding. The company expects to invest the funds to support North American growth and to support development...

Intuit Opens Firm of the Future Selection

Intuit Opens Firm of the Future Selectio…

Intuit has begun accepting nominations for its 2017 Firm of the Future selection. The software company will award four global finalists $5,000 each. A grand prize winner will be named...

Cherry Bekaert Takes on NetSuite

Cherry Bekaert Takes on NetSuite

Multi-office accounting firms continue to move into the cloud accounting space. The latest is Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert which has established an ERP consulting practice for the web-based application. That...

BNA Debuts Pass-Through Entity Tool

BNA Debuts Pass-Through Entity Tool

Bloomberg BNA has launched a Pass-Through Entity Navigator, which provides state-by-state analysis and practical guidance for each type of pass-through entity and pass-through entity owner. Available to subscribers of Bloomberg...

Thomson Labs to Focus on New Tech

Thomson Labs to Focus on New Tech

Thomson Reuters has established a laboratory facility to assist startups in developing products based on emerging technologies. Called Thomson Reuters Labs–The Incubator, the Switzerland-based site will host early-stage entrepreneurs and...

Learning Center

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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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