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Top Accounting Blogs

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In the spirit of appreciation, accountingEDU.org wants to recognize those dedicated professionals that take the time to support the profession by offering their personal and professional insights through blog entries. We appreciate the dedication it takes to share your perspective, and value the wisdom that comes from your experience.

Congratulations to the Winners of AccountingEdu Top Blogs of 2012!


boybarcpaBoyum & Barenscheer is a growing CPA firm in Minneapolis that works with individuals, privately held businesses and non-profit organizations to help provide Tax, Financial Statement, Consulting, and Accounting services. The B&B blog was launched in March 2012 and features only original content that is led by the Ravenous Tax Tiger, Chris Wittich. The blog strives to explain tax topics that allow clients to stay up to date and informed about their individual and business tax returns. The B&B blog also features posts by audit and emerging business staff that cover a variety of financial statement, consulting, and accounting topics to help our clients understand and plan for their financial situations.



The 401(k) CPA is written by Michael P. Lawrance, he leads the employee benefit plan audit team at Salmon Sims Thomas Accountants and Consultants. The 401(k) CPA focuses on healthcare, employee and benefits plans.



Matthew Patrick is the author behind The "ADD" Accountant where he blogs on accounting and related musings. Matthew owns Patrick Accounting specializing in small business, the firm has received prestigious accolades for their services.



The best accounting advice comes from closely held business leaders. Jim Redpath writes at the CPA With A View, during his CPA exam he scored the third highest score in the nation in 1980, as his experience evolved over the years he continues to publish current and up to date advice.



Thomas Selling is the co-founder and beneficial owner of Grove Technologies, LLC. At the Accounting Onion he writes about auditing, accounting concepts and conceptual frameworks. Thomas offers specialized in-house training that covers currency translation and pressing issues that affect accountants, financial managers, and analysts.



This blog is written by, Nicholas J. Pennewell, a well-versed accountant in the studies of accounting, and finance. He boasts two degrees, one in accounting from Florida Southern College, and an additional degree in Finance from the Florida State University. His CPA firm in Brandon provides expert accounting services and tax work for non-profit organizations, businesses of all sizes, and individuals at reasonable rates. The firm also audits not-for-profits when requested. Nicholas says, "I strive to sweat the details so that my clients don't have to."



Francine McKenna has more than twenty years experience as a consultant and has served professionally at two Big 4 firms, (both in the US and abroad). Francine McKenna's blog aims to address unprecedented changes in the accounting profession, and professional services in general including (but not limited to) the current approach to safeguarding shareholder interests, as well as the other stakeholders of the modern publicly traded global enterprise. Francine McKenna also enjoys freelance writing has had her articles published in the Financial Times, Accountancy Age, Accountancy Magazine, the FEI Blog, and various financial, media, and technology blogs. She also blogs at Forbes.com and is occasionally reposted at the The Huffington Post.

Ms. McKenna has more than twenty-five years of experience in a range of industries in the consulting and professional services environment. She is fluent in Spanish, as well as her native English, and provides services in either language. Her firm, McKenna Partners LLC specializes in advising other professional services firms.



This blog focuses on "NEWS, VIEWS, and PRACTICAL TIPS."

Jeff Moore is owner and principal consultant of JE Moore, CPA, PC, a forensic and managerial accounting and consultancy practice located in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a certified public accountant (certified in financial forensics), a certified fraud examiner, and a certified insolvency and restructuring advisor. Jeff graduated cum laude from Georgia State University in 1977, earning a BBA degree in accounting.

For over twenty years, he has specialized in the delivery of CFO and controllership services. Jeff's firm has since expanded into several niche-practice areas including; corporate recovery and restructuring services, internal control and antifraud services, forensic accounting and litigation support, and financial staffing and recruiting. Today, Jeff primarily practices as a forensic accounting expert, serving lawyers and their clients, and performing internal investigations for organizations of all types.

Jeff established and also maintains another niche-oriented blog called, "Forensic Accounting Today."


jemooreMcGuire Williams Inc. has been "Creat(ing) Accounting Solutions" for over 25 years. Mcguire Williams wants to be your accounting department without moving in to your office! They provide exceptional accounting and tax preparation for each and every client they serve. McGuire Williams Inc. believes that accounting is the cog that keeps a business rolling and provides owners with the information they need to move forward and make decisions. Let McGuire Williams understand the unique needs of your business.


steeplemediaACS is a self-proclaimed blog filled with stories of anguish, joy, and notes on accounting. The blog also has some great photos, and timeless exam tips. This blog was first created to share notes while studying for the Canadian Chartered Accountant exams. Now the blog has evolved after passing the UFE the first time, and obtaining a CA designation in 2008. The positive feedback about the blog has inspired this blogger to keep writing. Along the way our blogger has gained the CISA designation and now continues to record observations on his life as a young Canadian certified accountant in Toronto.


markbaileycoThe purpose of this blog is to provide an up to date forum for the exchange of questions, ideas, experience and solutions to problems and challenges faced by the financial executives of public and privately held companies in the world economy. Just as the successful navigator of a ship uses the experiences and knowledge documented in his charts to avoid hazards, a successful CFO/Controller will utilize every available resource to do the same. The single most effective resource we have in navigating our way through these undefined challenges – gray matters – is the experience and collective minds – the gray matter – of our peers. Mark Bailey's blog is connects these minds. His firm is based out of Reno Nevada.


accountingcoachAccountingCoach.com is blog geared toward helping people without an accounting background. These bloggers have spent thousands of hours writing clear and concise accounting information so both business people and students of all ages can easily understand basic accounting concepts. Accounting topics include clear explanations of concepts, quizzes, F.A.Q., puzzles, dictionary of terms, etc. After working as an accountant, consultant, and university accounting instructor for more than 25 years, Harold Averkamp formed AccountingCoach.com in 2003. His goal was to share his knowledge and passion for accounting with people throughout the world at no cost. Mr. Averkamp continues to expand AccountingCoach.com with new topics, special download options, Q&A, and other features.


taxabletalkFrom Russ Fox, E.A., of Clayton Financial and Tax of Irvine, CA. All of the items below are for information only and are not meant as tax advice. Please consult your own tax advisor to see how each item impacts your own situation.


rothcpaGordon Roth, Joe Kristan, Wayne Floerchinger, Tim Breitbach, and Steve Weiss started Roth & Company, P.C. in 1990. Over the years, the firm has grown to include nine shareholders and over 20 staff. Roth & Company, P.C. is proud to serve businesses with an active accounting/auditing practice, personal/business tax planning, bank compliance consulting, and microcomputer consulting. Roth & Company emphasizes the use of experienced professionals to enhance consistent long-term professional relationships with clients. Roth & Company, P.C. is located in Iowa, and is committed to providing quality cost-effective services through efficiency, expertise and continuity.


joelmungarBusiness owners and managers need help understanding accounting, auditing, financial reporting, SEC reporting requirements, how to deal with their accountants and more. This blog vows to "tell it like it is" and is written by the founding Principal of Silberstein Ungar, PLLC, a Certified Public Accounting firm in Bingham Farms (Detroit), MI. Silberstein Ungar, PLLC is a Top 20 auditor of SEC reporting companies, and specializes in SEC audits, PCAOB audits, franchisors, restaurant groups and more.


energizedaccountingHere you'll find life through the eyes of accountant Bill. This blog addresses a wide variety of subjects including computer observations, technical issues and management theory. The writer is seasoned with over 25 years of accounting experience and salted with a little of his own personal humor. Bill has a varied background in accounting management and accounting system implementation, with a focus on the charitable sectors. He presides in Ontario Canada.


paulsteynbergThis blog is an accountant's views on Financial Systems and the Microsoft BI that compliments them. Paul Steynberg started as an accountant after completing a degree and articles of clerkship with Deloittes in 1990. A passion for IT has allowed him to work in his beloved arena of Financial Systems and Business Intelligence. He has since moved to the UK and since April 2009 has been employed within the London and Lloyds Insurance Sector. He enjoys squash, photography, waterskiing and the gym.


thetechgapThe Tech Gap was the first blog specifically created for the tax and accounting profession and for vendors seeking to serve their community. Mr. LaFollette is director of product strategy at CPA2Biz, the technology subsidiary of the AICPA. He is responsible for the company's overall product strategy and leads development. Mr. LaFollette completed his professional training at Augustana College (SD) and is a CPA, a CITP, and a member of the AICPA Information Technology Division. He is a graduate and former staff lecturer at the AICPA's National Tax Institute. He is a national speaker for CPA societies, industry groups, and computer user groups and has published hundreds of articles on financial services and computer systems management. He has hosted over 100 webcasts and successfully launched the profession's first series of regularly scheduled recurring podcasts.


skepticaltexascpaSkeptical Texas CPA is a certified public accountant located in Texas. This blogger has an MBA from the University of Chicago. The self-proclaimed purpose of the blog is to share knowledge and help other CPA's avoid pitfalls. Skeptical Texas CPA claims to "have seen a lot and made many mistakes." This blogger Hopes to share what he has learned, and more importantly, wants you to learn something from the mistakes already made.



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