Sunday, 5 April 2015

50 Best Accounting Blogs of 2014

In’s overview of their hot jobs for 2014, Accounting roles (including Auditors) ranked number 6 of 8, with an expected growth rate of 17%.[1]. So it’s no surprise that there are several hundred blogs online covering accounting, taxes and topics in-between. As a handy resource, here are 50 of the best such blogs.

Recommended Online Accounting Degree Programs
  1. Associate’s in Accounting – Colorado Technical University
  2. Bachelor’s in Accounting – Kaplan University
  3. Master’s in Accounting – Walden University
Methodology for selection:
  • Primarily American market-related blogs.
  • Is actually a blog, not a Web site masquerading as a blog.
  • Is an accounting or accounting-related blog.
  • Recency: must have had a post in the past six months, at time of writing.
  • A combination of personal selection and scientific ranking.
  • No popup ads and does not require being a member of some organization to read.
  • Target readers are either accountants or those who can benefit from relevant advice.

General Accounting, Financial Reporting, Tax-related

Profit and Non-Profit Businesses
  • The Belfint Nonprofit Ledger: Topics on taxes and reporting for non-profit organizations.
  • Reed Tinsley’s Blog: Tips and advice from a CPA for the healthcare industry, with emphasis on physician practices.
  • Dental CPAs Blog: Tips and advice from a team of CPAs for the dental practitioners.
  • Homeschool CPA: A CPA and former homeschooling mom gives tips and advice to nonprofit homeschool organizations.
  • Farm CPA Today: Accounting, businesss and related advice for farmers.
  • Ministry CPA: Accounting and business advice for ministers and others running Christian ministries.
  • The Ministry Blog: A multi-author blog on accounting, reporting and business advice for churches and ministries.

Forensic Accounting, Fraud Finding
  • The Fraud Files: Coverage of fraud-related topics by a forensic accountant, fraud investigator and author Tracy Coenen.
  • White Collar Fraud: A fraud perspective — including accounting irregularities — from a former CPA and convicted felon.
  • It’s Taxing – Bond Beebe: Tips and advice on forensic accounting procedures for small businesses, including the use of social media and issues around electronic data collection.

Professor/ Student/ Teaching/ Studying
  • Fraudbytes: A blog on fraud and corporate governance by Aaron Zimbelman (PhD student, accounting) and Mark Zimbelman (accounting professor).
  • 21st Century Taxation: A tax reform blog by a professor who teaches about tax accounting, tax policy and related topics.
  • Joe Hoyle – Teaching Financial Accounting: Covers the teaching and learning aspects of accounting topics, by veteran financial accounting professor Joe Hoyle.
  • MAAW’s Blog: Tidbits about accounting, management and related topics by a professor emeritus.
  • NJSCPA Exam Cram Blog: Tips on preparing for the CPA exam by multiple bloggers from the NJSCPA (New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants).

Accounting Association Blogs
  • Betsy’s Pretty Good Blog: A blog for accountants by the president of the MNCPA (Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants).
  • AICPA Insights: A blog for accountants from the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs).
  • CPA Success: Career success tips and advice for CPAs, from the MACPA (Maryland Association of CPAs).
  • CPA Now: Tips and advice for CPAs from the PICPA (Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants).
  • ASCPA Blog: Tips and advice for CPAs from the ASCPA (Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants).
  • I Was Just Thinkin’: Tips and advice for CPAs from the INCPAS (Indiana CPA Society).
  • TSCPA Federal Tax Policy Blog: A blog from the TSCPA (Texas Society of CPAs), with a focus on tax legislation and regulation.
  • The Sharblog: Another TSCPA-related blog, from the CEO, with thoughts on accounting, the IRS and other topics.
  • National Society of Accountants: NSA Blog: Perspectives on accounting, tax prep, IRS and more, from the other NSA (National Society of Accountants).
  • NYSSCPA Blog: Views on accounting and related topics from the NYSSCPA (New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
  • CPA Cafe | Where Ideas Brew: Writings on accounting, taxes, IRS and other topics from the VSCPA (Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants).

  • Going Concern: A broad accounting-related blog who is Managing Editor is the writer of the Jr. Deputy Accountant blog. Also covers student topics and the CPA exame.
  • Jr. Deputy Accountant: An accounting blog interpreting what the Fed says, written by a Washington, D.C., resident whose disclaimer says “I’m not a junior nor a deputy nor an accountant”. Warning: NSFW language.
  • re: The Auditors: A broad accounting blog with an emphasis on the Big 4 accounting firms, written by writer/ speaker / consultant Francine McKenna.
  • re: Balance: A blog with indepth articles on the state of large accounting firms.
  • CPA Technology Blog: Covers the technology side of the accounting profession.
  • Accounting And Finance Blog | Accounting Principals: A broad look at accounting careers, including how to use social media, monthly job reports, and more.
  • Accountant Jokes and Fun: Who says accountants are not fun? Here’s a whole blog full of accounting and tax jokes.
  • Success Starts Here: A blog about the careers side of public accounting.
  • iPad CPA: Not frequently updated but has a focus on iPad apps for the accounting profession.
  • Accountant By Day: Musings on accounting, personal finance and every day life by an auditor and tax accountant who formerly blogged as Accounting Elf while still an accounting student.

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