Jody Padar

Jody Padar

VP Strategy at Botkeeper, and the Radical CPA

Recent posts by Jody Padar

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Bots Need Data: Training Makes Them Smarter & More Accurate

By Jody Padar on Oct 22, 2020 4:59:24 PM

Have you ever seen the movie How to Train Your Dragon? A young Viking boy, who has grown up fearing dragons, meets one in the wild. Over time, he develops an understanding of the creature and learns how to communicate with him, and eventually both overcome their fear of the other and work together to reset the course of their village’s future. Sounds a bit like scary technology reshaping our industry, doesn’t it?

Topics: accounting automation Botkeeper For Dummies Botkeeping℠
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Why Automation is a Game Changer for Accounting Firms

By Jody Padar on Oct 15, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Automation is reshaping the future of accounting.

There is no denying it. We know it. CPAs know it, even if they’re unsure about what it means or how to implement it. Technology is helping to spur innovation in an industry so often left behind. And while I get that this can be scary, we have no choice but to embrace the shift and find ways to make automation work for us.

Topics: interview accounting automation Botkeeper For Dummies
7 min read

CPA Firm Transformation and Change Management

By Jody Padar on Oct 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Botkeeper For Dummies accounting firm automation Accounting firm transformation
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Botkeeper for Dummies is a Roadmap for CPA Firm Transformation

By Jody Padar on Sep 24, 2020 9:43:00 AM

On September 16, we finally got to tell the world about Botkeeper For Dummies. From the beginning of this process, we knew that Botkeeper For Dummies was more than just a book. It’s an introduction into how CPA firms can transform themselves into the firm of the future. Knowing how tough this is to wrap our heads around, Botkeeper For Dummies really helps CPAs and accountants understand and visualize unknown, maybe scary technology.

Topics: accounting automation Botkeeper For Dummies Botkeeping℠ CPA firm transformation
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Botkeeper for Dummies: New Book Helps CPA Firms Transform and Scale

By Jody Padar on Sep 16, 2020 2:47:00 PM

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After two and a half years, four authors and countless revisions, Botkeeper for Dummies has finally been published! This book has been a true labor of love, and its premise is what attracted me to Botkeeper in the first place – providing every accountant with the tools and technology to transform their firms and take client service to a whole new level. This book takes the guesswork out of how to apply the concepts of ‘Botkeeping’ – bookkeeping with bots – and gives readers an easy-to-understand crash course in AI, machine learning and what they can do for accounting.

Topics: Botkeeper For Dummies Botkeeping℠ CPA firm transformation accounting firm automation
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PPP and ADP Are Making Payroll Sexy…Finally

By Jody Padar on Aug 3, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Recently I talked all things related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)—from loan application to forgiveness—with ADP's service specialist, Erron Stark, who delivers first-class services and solutions to the accounting community nationwide.

Topics: Accounting firm tips COVID-19 cpalove
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CPA Firm Leadership: How to Address Layoffs

By Jody Padar on Jul 30, 2020 10:00:00 AM

There's been a lot of energy put toward modeling our economy during the COVID-19 crisis on past events, whether it be the Great Recession or the Great Depression. Either way, those models cannot anticipate the trajectory of this virus, nor can they quell the anxiety of financial advisors. Here, Jordan Birnbaum, ADP’s inhouse behavioral economist, shares his thoughts on how to lead during a global health and financial crisis.

Topics: The Radical CPA Leadership Accounting firm tips COVID-19 cpalove
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Is Your CPA Firm’s Culture Intact?

By Jody Padar on Jul 28, 2020 2:06:07 PM

CPA firms are looking at the future of their businesses and coming to terms with new realities; working remotely, implementing rotating schedules, and an infinite number of hybrid options are looming large on the horizon. At stake in these new operating scenarios are management styles, firm culture, and employee assessments to name a few. To get to the bottom of what your firm’s objectives are and how to get your employees to strive for achievement, I talked to Jordan Birnbaum, ADP’s inhouse behavioral economist.

Topics: Accounting firm tips COVID-19 cpalove Accounting firm culture
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Life Post-COVID: Lasting Effects on the Accounting World

By Jody Padar on May 12, 2020 1:30:00 PM

CONTENT CREATED WITH LOVE FROM ADP
Have you been wondering how the accounting world will be impacted over the coming months and years by the pandemic?
 
To find out, I sat down with Dan Hood, editor-in-chief of Accounting Today. With more than 20 years of experience covering the accounting industry, Dan has covered many financial dips, and he shared the latest from Accounting Today’s Accounts Confidence Index (ACI) done in conjunction with ADP.
Topics: The Radical CPA accounting advice COVID-19 cpa cpalove
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COVID-19...The Great Disruptor

By Jody Padar on May 6, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Content Created with Love from ADP

The Financial advisory world is on the frontlines of the financial crisis, and the disparity between those firms that already took the leap to cloud-based tech and those that did not is huge! Tom Hood’s emphasis is not how to be ready for the day you're walking into, but how to be ready for the future, tech included. He’s going to layout simple ways to get you through COVID mania and how to make your firm #FutureReady. Jody Padar sat down with Tom Hood, executive director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs to discuss how.

Topics: coronavirus accounting advice COVID-19 cpa cpalove
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Let's Talk About Ethics, Baby

By Jody Padar on Apr 24, 2020 5:01:37 PM

Gretchen Pisano, pLink Leadership founder and executive guru, is back to help us navigate through the ethics of PPP Loans, CARES Act, and whatever comes next. Let’s jump right in!

Topics: coronavirus paycheck protection COVID-19 cpa cpalove
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An Introduction to Mental Health: Have You Ugly Cried Yet?

By Jody Padar on Apr 15, 2020 9:45:00 AM

April 15, 2020 was not met by the collective sighs of CPAs nationwide nor the acknowledgment of arduous work done well for the nation’s millions of taxpayers. This April 15th marked an indistinguishable day amongst many of social distancing, sheltering in place, and bearing witness to the sudden collapse of a robust economy.  

Topics: The Radical CPA coronavirus leadership tips work from home cpalove

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