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Will Intuit Go Red in the 2024 Election?

Blake and David get brutally honest about why pricey accounting conferences are a no-go and how the industry sidelines neurodivergent professionals. You'll also get a ...

From Compliance to Consulting: A CPA's Journey into M&A and Business Valuation

Anthony Venette, Director of Business Valuation and Advisory Services at DeJoy & Co., joins Blake to discuss his unconventional career path and the world of business v...

What's the Journal Entry for a Hush Money Payment?

Blake and David delve into the accounting and bookkeeping aspects of Donald Trump's recent guilty verdict in New York. They discuss the charges related to falsifying b...

Rethinking Accounting Education in the Age of AI

Dr. Mfon Akpan, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Methodist University joins Blake and David for a conversation on the impact of AI on accounting education, the cha...

The Startups Seeking to Dethrone QuickBooks

Blake and David dig into reports from the Illinois CPA Society and National Pipeline Advisory Group highlighting issues like long work hours, the 150-hour rule, and lo...

Trump Accountants Take the Stand Before the Stormy Daniels

This week, Blake and David are puzzled by the results of a survey that shows 40% of tax professionals believe generative AI will allow them to charge clients higher ra...

Exploring Non-Traditional Accounting Careers in Government

Cody Turley, CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner, joins Blake and David to discuss his SEC career path, describing what it's like to investigate securities law violations...

SEC Charges Trump's Audit Firm with Massive Fraud

The SEC charged Trump's audit firm with a massive fraud – 1,500 fake filings over 2.5 years! Plus, hundreds of small US banks are at risk due to commercial real estate...

Finally! A Tax Bill That Adds Up

Blake and David examine the latest tax legislation traveling through Congress, including a new bill requiring the IRS to provide detailed explanations for math errors ...

Maximizing Your Accounting Firm's Value with Brannon Poe

Blake Oliver sits down with Brannon Poe of Poe Group Advisors to discuss the differences between traditional and subscription-based virtual accounting firms. Brannon s...

Google Blames Accounting Layoffs on AI

Blake and David take a dive into Google's decision to offshore accounting jobs to Mexico and India, which Google’s CFO claims is necessary to free up resources to inve...

Remote Accountants Get Paid Less

Blake and David delve into the effects of remote work on accountant salaries and the mental health challenges faced by auditors at Big Four firms. They inspect a recen...

Delivering Nuclear Value in Accounting

Joe Woodard joins Blake and David to examine how accountants and bookkeepers can increase the value of their services in the eyes of their clients. Joe introduces the ...

Get Rich Doing Bad Audits

Blake and David dive into the concerning trend of small CPA firms conducting shoddy audits of large companies and SPACs, raking in big fees while facing minimal conseq...

Pizza Parties Boost Morale

Blake and David dig through the latest accounting news, including the effectiveness of pizza parties in boosting accounting firm morale, the record number of baby boom...

Modern Pricing Models Drive Higher Valuations for Accounting Firms

Blake and David meet with M&A advisor Charles Bedard about valuations for accounting firms looking to sell. Bedard explains that subscription-based "modern" firms comm...

A Sizable Portion of Accountants See No Use Case for AI

Blake and David look at the potential impact of AI on the accounting profession and discuss how AI tools like ChatGPT can boost productivity by automating tasks, impro...

Do Audit Opinions Matter? A Discussion with Professor Ed Ketz

Professor Ed Ketz of Penn State joins the show to discuss audits' current state and future. We delve into the relevance of audits and explore the value of unqualified ...

Banks Will Fail & Listener Mail

Blake and David start with a discussion on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony regarding the failure of small and mid-sized banks due to exposure to the...

Earmark Media Presents: Corporate Transparency Act Ruled Unconstitutional (Federal Tax Updates)

Here's a preview of Blake's recent appearance on Federal Tax Updates, where he joined host Roger Harris to unpack some of the biggest tax stories making headlines, fro...

The Race to Automate Audits

Blake and David meet up with AJ Yawn, partner at Armanino LLP, about Armanino's new tool, Audit Ally, which streamlines and automates SOC 2 audits. They discuss the gr...

IRS Agents Working From Home Can Watch H&R Block Reality TV Show

We're celebrating surpassing 10,000 YouTube subscribers! Thank you! Blake and David look into H&R Block's new reality show about teaching people life skills like doing...

SPAC Attack: Why Withum Got Slapped with a $2M PCAOB Fine

Blake and David meet with Chris Vanover, President of CPAClub, about the recent $2 million PCAOB fine against Withum for poor audit quality on many 2021 SPAC audits. T...

Weighing The Risks and Rewards Of Surge Pricing Tax Returns

Fast food chain Wendy's considers demand pricing – should your firm, too? We discuss the potential for surge pricing tax returns to smooth workload and raise revenue. ...

Trust Me, I'm an AI: Aaron Harris on the Future of Accounting

Aaron Harris joins Blake and David to discuss Sage's new AI offering, Sage Copilot, which brings generative intelligence into Sage Intacct to eliminate routine account...

Lyft's Big Financial Typo

Blake and David discuss the Lyft financial typo that sent its stock price soaring. They also examine how AI-powered help desks and customer service are improving effic...

Why Accountants Quit Public Accounting Firms

Blake and David meet with Geoffrey Brown of the Illinois CPA Society to examine some key findings from ICPAS's recent retention report, including top reasons for turno...

The Biggest Check You Can Write to The IRS

Blake and David break down the IRS's $99 million paper-check limit, how states use tax credits to attract movie productions (sometimes unsuccessfully) and give their t...

From Carpet Cleaner to CPA: An Accounting Student's Journey

Blake and David talk with Chayton Farlee, an accounting student at the University of the Pacific, about his journey into accounting and his thoughts on the profession....

Beware of E-Filing Your Tax Return

Blake and David discuss a wealth of timely topics, including the risks of filing taxes electronically versus by mail, the impact of the 150-hour rule on diversity in t...

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