Liz Mason And High Rock Don't Fear Bench Accounting

Liz Mason, CPA and CEO of High Rock joins the show! We're talking Arizona, today, specifically around the Maricopa County election audits, and we'll hear about some of Liz's insights into her own firms, and her work with Xero. We'll also talk about the PCAOB house-cleaning efforts. In app news, we've got a lot to talk about with the new, and not-so-popular QuickBooks pricing changes for ProAdvisors, and customers. We're taking a look at Bench's recent raise, and what it means for other providers. We've got a few surveys from Xero, Sage, and others, along with a listener voicemail, and a review! All this and more, right here, right now!

Show Notes

1:12 – Meet our guest, Liz Mason, CEO and Founder of High Rock Accounting
 
2:46 – Is the Maricopa County election audit truly an audit? Here's what professional auditors have to say … 
 
6:08 – Liz gives us the scoop on her excited, and busy world! 
 
8:17 – Gensler Ousts PCAOB Chair; Other Board Members to Follow
 
Duhnke removed as PCAOB chair as transition to new board begins - Journal of Accountancy
https://www.journalofaccountancy.com/news/2021/jun/new-pcaob-transition-duhnke-removed-as-chair.html
 
10:00 – Intuit Answers Questions About ProAdvisor Pricing
 
10:05 – Upcoming changes: Accountant discounts and QuickBooks Online pricing - Firm of the Future
https://www.firmofthefuture.com/content/papp-faqs/
 
10:52 – QuickBooks Online Price Changes - insightfulaccountant.com
https://www.intuitiveaccountant.com/accounting-tech/general-ledger/quickbooks-online-price-changes/
 
19:35 – Bench Raises $60 Million USD Series C and Expands Beyond Accounting with Launch of Bench Banking
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210603005032/en/Bench-Raises-60-Million-USD-Series-C-and-Expands-Beyond-Accounting-with-Launch-of-Bench-Banking
 
21:43 – Shopify adds to list of strategic deals with investment in Vancouver’s Bench Accounting
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-shopify-invests-in-vancouvers-bench-accounting/
 
29:26 – Clio Legal Software
 
30:18 – The Job Ahead: Small businesses and the global economic recovery
 
33:05 – Nearly half of firms say COVID-19 spurred innovation, growth: Study
 
42:50 – Liz zeroes in on Rebel Rock, the cannabis-focused spinoff of High Rock
 
46:30 – Sage 2021 Close the Books Survey reveals businesses can shorten close process times by 36 percent by switching from spreadsheets to cloud financial management
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/06/02/2240469/0/en/Sage-2021-Close-the-Books-Survey-reveals-businesses-can-shorten-close-process-times-by-36-percent-by-switching-from-spreadsheets-to-cloud-financial-management.html
 
48:19 – Thanks to Joe in Los Angeles for calling in!  
 
Latest product news – June 2021
 
55:01 – David discusses the Greenback app integrations
 
56:03 – We got a review!  Thank you, App Ninha! 

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