The market for accounting solutions designed for small businesses has never been better! From traditional desktop applications to newer Cloud-based solutions, small businesses have affordable options available today that were unthinkable for many just a few years ago. In this seminar, you will learn about these options and receive the benefit of an unbiased comparison of many of today’s leading solutions, helping you to make an informed decision about the future direction of your accounting platform.
Solutions from companies such as Intuit, Sage, Xero, and Wave will be reviewed and compared to help you decide whether you should remain with your current platform or perhaps switch to a different one. Additionally, various third-party add-ins will be covered to help you make informed decisions about issues such as automated data entry, sales tax processing, reporting, and business intelligence. In sum, if you are the least bit curious about the accounting options available for smaller businesses, this is the most critical session in which you will participate this year
General understanding of accounting practices in use in small businesses
Business professionals and advisors seeking to identify an accounting solution that is the “right fit” for a small business organization
• Create a list of needed features and functions for a small business accounting application
• Identify solutions that represent a potential “good fit” for an organization
• Estimate the investment required to implement a specific solution
• List examples of third-party add-ins to provide necessary additional functionality
Brian Tankersley is a consultant based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Brian is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses on auditing and technology for K2 Enterprises, and is a senior faculty member with Becker Professional Review. Brian writes and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com) and frequently posts articles to the K2 blog on AccountingWeb.com. Tankersley’s areas of practice include accounting systems, taxation, IT consulting, and general business consulting. Prior to forming his own firm Brian practiced in public accounting with both international and local firms, as well as industry. His public accounting experience includes accounting system implementations, tax returns, financial analysis, inventory costing, and audits of public and private companies. Brian’s industry experience includes retail, financial services, wholesale, and manufacturing. His information technology experience includes technology strategy, technology management, systems implementation, technical training and documentation. Brian is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Technology Professional, and has bachelors degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. He is a certified public accountant (Tennessee), and a certified information technology professional (CITP). In 2007 and 2008, Brian was selected as a “40 Under 40” honoree for his leadership in the profession by the CPA Technology Advisor. He holds numerous vendor consultant certifications in applications such as QuickBooks, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, and Microsoft Office Accounting. Brian has served on numerous board of directors and in leadership roles for both his church and in professional organizations. Brian is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and an associate with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has also served as an officer and director for numerous area community and professional organizations. Brian, his wife Janette, and their six year old son make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.
Non-Member Price $195.00
Member Price $170.00