Why You Should (Not) Work 12-Hour Days

It's almost back-to-school time, so it's a good time to talk about how AICPA is trying to produce more accounting students by pitching high school guidance counselors on accounting careers. For the college kids, we'll talk about elite (non-accounting) masters degrees that cost six figures, and also, why it's a really bad reason for grads to work 12-hour days, 7 days per week. We'll also examine the sad state of accounting standards. In app news, Bill.com acquires Invoice2Go, Visa acquires CurrencyCloud, finance chiefs are still trying to replace Excel, and much more!

Show Notes

11: 51 – AICPA is now targeting high school counselors to build up the accounting profession
 
13:22 – ‘Financially Hobbled for Life’: The Elite Master’s Degrees That Don’t Pay Off
 
17:47 – Graduates should expect to work 12-hour days and 6 days a week to really master their jobs, says JPMorgan exec
 
23:17 – AICPA Town Hall Series – July 22, 2021
 
25:38 – The Sad State of Accounting Standards
 
34:15 – Video Gaming the System
 
37:30 – The SBA's PPP Loan Forgiveness Portal Is Coming
 
38: 51 – Bill.com to acquire Invoice2go in $625M deal
 
43:44 – Square launches checking and savings accounts for small businesses
 
44:16 – FloQast scores $110M in latest funding round
 
45:15 – Finance Chiefs Are Still Trying to Replace Excel With New Tools
 
48:52 – Visa acquires Currencycloud, which makes APIs for remittances and currency transfers, in a $963M deal
 
49:50 – Anduin earmarks $14M seed round for intelligent practice management
 
50:38 – What’s new in QuickBooks Online: July 2021



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