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Cloud Accounting Weekly is now Own Your Close, a newsletter for management accountants, controllers,
 
May 15 · Issue #85 · View online
Own Your Close
Cloud Accounting Weekly is now Own Your Close, a newsletter for management accountants, controllers, and providers of outsourced accounting services. For more accounting technology updates, tune in to the Cloud Accounting Podcast.

There’s plenty of talk about the difficulty of hiring and retaining good CPAs, but it appears this trend isn’t limited to the accounting profession. CFO.com reported recently on a looming global talent shortage, which according to economic modeling, will reach about 85 million people by 2030. 
Interestingly, among 20 countries included in the study, the only one expected to have a talent surplus is India, which could put India “on track to becoming the world’s most powerful business center.” 
In other news, I’ve now got a co-host on the Cloud Accounting Podcast! Take a listen to the first episode with David Leary. We’re aiming to record short episodes with the latest news every Friday, so be sure to subscribe on iTunes or Google Play.
As always, here’s my personally curated collection of the best links I clicked on this past week.
Future of the Profession
Think There's a Talent Shortage Now? Just Wait
Podcasts
Cloud Accounting Podcast — Ancient IRS Computer Systems, How to Get Hacked as a CPA, & News from SuiteWorld 2018 Cloud Accounting Podcast — Ancient IRS Computer Systems, How to Get Hacked as a CPA, & News from SuiteWorld 2018
Sage Advice Podcast — Elizabeth Pittelkow Kittner
Security
The Best Antivirus Is Not Traditional Antivirus
Excel
Microsoft Adds Support for JavaScript Functions in Excel Microsoft Adds Support for JavaScript Functions in Excel
Microsoft Enabling Javascript in Excel Has Security Pros Anxious
Excel Tips & Tricks For Accountants: Data Fill
Hardware
The Best USB Headset for Your Computer The Best USB Headset for Your Computer
App Updates
FloQast — Perm Docs
Hubdoc — Auto-File 2.0
Square — Point of Sale for Restaurants
Square has released its Point of Sale for restaurants
QuickBooks — New PayPal Integration
Xero — Outlook Payment Integration
Industry News
​Xero delivers first positive annual EBITDA but suffers NZ$28m loss ​Xero delivers first positive annual EBITDA but suffers NZ$28m loss
Avalara files for IPO
Automation
Google Duplex: A.I. Assistant Calls Local Businesses To Make Appointments
Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the Phone
Home-building robot can lay 1,000 bricks an hour Home-building robot can lay 1,000 bricks an hour
Artificial Intelligence
Intelligent Machines Will Teach Us—Not Replace Us Intelligent Machines Will Teach Us—Not Replace Us
FinTech
Amid Blockchain Hype, Few Deployments, Limited Interest, Survey Finds
From the FloQast Blog
How San Jose Water Co. Keeps The Financial Close Flowing
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