Cloud Accounting: Three Thought Leaders Weigh In
Cloud9 CEO Robert Chandler and Fannit CEO Keith Eneix, hosts of CloudTalk Radio, interviewed some of the thought leaders in the accounting industry at the AICPA conference last month held in Las Vegas. Some changes happening in the accounting industry are impacting businesses all over and it is worth getting it straight from the horse’s mouth.
Here are some key takeaways –
Scott Zarret, CEO of CPA Academy, discussed how access to continuing education for accounting firms and CPAs though MOOCs (massively open online courses) has changed the types of materials you can earn CPE credits on. A lot of accountants now can more easily and cost efficiently stay educated about a variety of topicslike how to become their client’s financial advisors in addition to being compliance based bookkeepers and tax accountants.
Doug Sleeter, CEO of The Sleeter Group, is always an interesting interview. His concepts on ‘Chunkification’ and ‘Digital Plumbing’ as it relates to the accounting industry are holding true.
Chunkification, as CloudTalk Radio understands it, is the phenomenon that a company’s back office is made up of several ‘chunks’ or applications with connected data sets. For example, a single business may have Bill.Com to handle their invoice processing, QuickBooks for accounting, SmartVault for document management and all of it is hosted on Cloud9 Real Time so there is no need for a server in the office anywhere.
Digital Plumbing refers to all the pipes that (need to) connect all the back office apps required by businesses to operate today. An accountant’s role is as much about making sure these digital pipes are all connected, but making sure all the apps related to accounting are set up and configured properly.
Peter Cullen, CPA, CEO of Core Performance Consulting, is a certified public accountant discuss how businesses are able to streamline their companies with a new type of accountant. These progressive accountants/advisors help businesses not only organize their finances but they bring new streamlined online tools through the cloud that allows them to better organize their communication and financials.
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