CPA Leaders Most Optimistic Since Pandemic

Today, we're talking about how economic confidence is recovering to near pre-pandemic levels for finance leaders. We've got exciting news about accounting conferences, including Scaling New Heights, and AICPA ENGAGE being rescheduled. We'll dig into Deloitte's role in the California unemployment debacle, the huge increase in demand for payroll services, and explore the advantage accountants have over architects. In app news, Lightspeed acquires Vend, $$ raises by Karbon, Autobooks, and Zeni (another software company that wants to automate your bookkeeping work), and a brief exploration of QBO's latest feature add. We'll round out the discussion with an examination of a new accountant-targeted app, Bookgel, which focuses on client acquisition.

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3:58 - Economic confidence recovers to near pre-pandemic levels for finance leaders
 
6:56 - BREAKING NEWS: Scaling New Heights® Rescheduled to October - insightfulaccountant.comhttps://www.intuitiveaccountant.com/people-and-business/scaling-new-heights%C2%AE-rescheduled-to-october/
 
9:57 - Cost Of Deloitte’s EDD Phone Center Balloons to $55M, As Millions Of Calls Go Unanswered - capradio.org
 
16:02 - Accountants experience 60% increase in payroll services, says QuickBooks | Newshttps://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2021/03/10/accountants-experience-60-increase-in-payroll-services-says-quickbooks/
 
17:02 - Metric of the Month: Avoiding Payroll Bottlenecks
 
17:34 - What should I take? Architecture or accounting? | Forum | Archinecthttps://archinect.com/forum/thread/150254452/what-should-i-take-architecture-or-accounting
 
23:00 - Alaska, Maine, and Oklahoma weigh CPA firm mobility bills
 
24:08 - Lightspeed to acquire Vend to power global retail expansion | Lightspeed POShttps://www.lightspeedhq.com/news/lightspeed-to-acquire-vend/
 
27:11 - Winners in New Zealand
 

Lightspeed to acquire Vend for $350M to expand its global retail base
 
29:00 - Karbon raises $10M
 
30:00 - Accounting Services Platform Autobooks Raises $25 Million In Series Bhttps://pulse2.com/autobooks-raises-25-million-in-series-b/

32:00 - Zeni Raises $13.5M To Put A Real-Time Digital Bookkeeper Inside Every Startup – Crunchbase News
 
33:20 - Deloitte Partners With Nvidia For AI Solutions
 
34:40 - AI bookkeeping startup Zeni launches with $13.5M in fundinghttps://www.accountingtoday.com/news/ai-bookkeeping-startup-zeni-launches-with-13-5m-in-funding
 
37:53 - Intuit adds e-signature capabilities to QBO Advancedhttps://www.accountingtoday.com/news/intuit-adds-e-signature-capabilities-with-docusign
 
44:00 - Accountant-created Bookgel releases new client acquisition apphttps://www.accountingtoday.com/news/accountant-created-bookgel-releases-new-client-acquisition-app
 
54:35 – We got a review!  Thank you, Zankonator! 


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