Where do accountants go to find out news and information regarding the industry? The big business/finance websites are a given. Reuter’s, CNN Money, and WSJ (among others) should be on your watch list for the latest scandals and takeovers. But what about updates to tax law or financial reporting? We’ve rounded up eight sources you need to follow to stay up-to-date on the industry news you need to know about.
Accounting Today is a news site that covers everything from changes in the law, to regulations, to business advice. They do a great job of posting multiple times per day so there is always new information to read.
Harold Averkamp, CPA, MBA, is the sole author of all the instructional content on AccountingCoach.com and AccountingCoach PRO. In a nutshell, it’s a question and answer blog where Harold tackles all kinds of issues that real accountants face like the nuances of an income statement or nonprofit accounting.
Bloomberg’s Accounting Blog is just one of many that is targeted towards folks in the accounting field. Others like the Estate Tax Blog, Federal Tax Blog, International Tax Blog, and Payroll Blog can also be valuable resources.
Accounting highlights is a topic this blog covers well. You’ll see a rundown of all the updates from organizations like FASB and AICPA’s
Big 4 focuses on the Big4 accounting firms as well as industry news. If you’re looking to get into a Big4 firm or want tips on how they operate, this is the blog for you.
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Accounting and Auditing Blog by Compliance Week is written by Tammy Whitehouse, a veteran business writer who has been a regular contributor to Compliance Week since 2005. The blog focuses heavily on industry updates that affect the way you work with news stories sprinkled in.
The Accounting Onion is comprised of a few news related stories, but it’s more opinion-based if you’re comparing it to sites like Accounting Today. Tom Selling is the expert behind the Accounting Onion and strives to not only educate accountants, but also consult with companies on accounting issues they are facing.
Financial Reporting is a part of FinancialExecutives.org, and it offers “detailed insights on accounting and regulatory developments.” You’ll find industry updates as well as Q & A’s with respected industry experts and opinion pieces on leadership, strategy, technology, and policy.
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Accountex Report has a great blog dedicated to Quickbooks. With so many accountants and their clients relying on this software, a blog detailing updates, features, and tips can come in handy.
Bonus: Did you know you can set up a Google alert for “accounting?” Every time a news story hits the web with the word accounting, you’ll get a notification. You can tailor the notifications to daily or weekly so you’re not bombarded with emails.
There you have it. Follow these blogs for interesting and up-to-date information on your favorite software, accounting regulations, and general business advice.