Being able to crunch the numbers, and quickly determine a business’s financial health, is what makes a good accountant. To be great, and take your career to the next level, you’ll need to keep abreast of changing laws, as well as accounting industry news and trends.
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Accounting websites, blogs and podcasts every professional accountant should follow
With professional bodies and industry players rushing in to explain complex policy changes and dissect new technology on their websites and blogs, staying up to date has never been easier. But, with so many voices, searching for the most well informed accounting websites and blogs can be time consuming. So we’ve done the legwork for you.
Here are our top accounting websites, blogs and podcasts for accounting professionals.
1. The government taxation website of your country
Subscribe to your country's government taxation site to stay up to date with changes. There are often ‘small business newsrooms’ which showcase all the latest tax changes, rates, compliance…etc. Content is often easily digestible and short, with helpful news articles and videos on topics useful to small business owners and accountants – without the technical jargon.
Use the links below to navigate to your country’s government taxation website:
An advisory service for accountants and small business owners, Intuit’s QuickBooks Resource Center is the go-to for tax and accounting developments affecting accountants and small businesses. You’ll find free guides, accounting and business tools and templates, and advice for startup and budding businesses. QuickBooks Resource Center provides advice on topics including:
- Business advice for accountants
- Accounting and bookkeeping
- Starting a business
- Running a business
- Growing a business
QuickBooks provides helpful resources to equip accounting professionals with strategic insights, like the future of accounting, leveraging automation in accounting with accounting software, and marketing strategies. Our accounting blog has everything you need to grow your accounting knowledge and practice.
3. Karbon Magazine
A nifty online magazine from the makers of accounting workflow management software Karbon, this educational site brings together strategic insights for accounting professionals. The one to follow for big-picture counsel, expect to find tips and tricks for adopting new technology, automating processes, and maximizing efficiency.
Sign up to the Panalatix resource portal – the accounting and business improvement consultancy’s blog – for tips, strategies, and the latest news and updates in the accounting profession. You’ll get access to articles, webinars, videos, and case studies, discussing business improvement, client advisory services, value pricing, marketing, sales, efficiency, and more.
Regulatory changes and innovative trends and technology are inevitable in the accounting profession. Keeping up to date with industry news and changes will help you to better serve your clients, identify opportunities for growth, and remain competitive.
6. Accounting thought leadership blogs
Accounting professionals’ thought leadership blogs are great websites to gain valuable insights into the accounting industry. Many accounting thought leaders produce blogs with resources such as ebooks and offer newsletters to keep peers up to date with industry trends and changes. Here are some of our favorite accounting thought leadership blogs.
High Pines is run by Chun How Cheah and provides insight into digital transformation and compliance. Read High Pines article on driving practice growth with QuickBooks Online.
Rae & Associates’ Lauren Duplooy writes helpful content for accountants and small businesses to navigate the complexities of accounting. Read Rea & Associates blog on how to set up your SME for success with QuickBooks.
7. YouTube thought leadership forums
YouTube is a great place to find accounting experts discussing industry trend updates for accountants. Find QuickBooks panel discussions and forums with the accounting profession’s thought leaders from all over the world on the QuickBooks YouTube channel.
QuickBooks invited accounting thought leaders Tamryn Dicks, Nadine Augustine, Amanda Newton, Lauren DuPlooy, and Franscious Myburgh to provide an accounting industry update.
8. Accounting podcasts
Accounting podcasts are a great way to listen to accounting industry updates on the go. Whether you’re driving, or on your daily commute to work, listening to an accounting podcast is a fantastic way of upskilling yourself if you’re busy and stretched for time. Intuit Accountants have a podcast called AccounTrends with episodes on trending accounting topics and information to keep you up to date with the evolving nature of the industry.
Our favorite episodes under 30 minutes to listen to on the go include:
- Part 1. Technology, Trends, and Tools to Utilize
- Part 2. Technology, Trends, and Tools to Utilize
Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.