Jody Padar

VP Strategy at Botkeeper, and the Radical CPA

5 min read

Making Radical Bookkeeping Easy

A few months before COVID-19 hit and turned our professional and personal lives upside down, I joined Botkeeper as VP of Strategy. For ages, I’ve been preaching the need to go digital, to get on the cloud, and to find ways to automate workload so we...

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Scaling Like a Pro: A Guide for CPA Firms

Accounting firms typically grow in one of two ways. Either they grow organically and hire more staff as the need for client work grows, or they grow through mergers and acquisitions and physically become larger firms. There is a third option to growth...

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Automated Technology Helps CPA Firms Gain Competitive Advantage

"Data is the new oil.” What does that even mean?!

By way of a quick history lesson, oil was the means of rapid industrialization and development in 19th century United States. Eventually, it would become the primary fuel source and helped propel the...

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Bots Need Data: Training Makes Them Smarter & More Accurate

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...

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PPP and ADP Are Making Payroll Sexy…Finally

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.

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CPA Firm Leadership: How to Address Layoffs

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...

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Is Your CPA Firm’s Culture Intact?

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...

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CPA Love

3 min read

An Introduction to Mental Health: Have You Ugly Cried Yet?

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...

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When the Rules No Longer Apply, Be Like a Startup

The world in the time of Corona is upside-down! The first thing to acknowledge is that in the next six to ten months, new legislation, new social and professional norms, and new practices in every sector will become solidified to create a new normal....

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CPA Love

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Avoiding Virtual Pitfalls: The Art of the Pivot

Gretchen Pisano’s pointer for nailing the pivot and common missteps: Every new day is an opportunity to communicate and support your clients.

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CPA Love

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7 Ways Accountants Can Help Their Clients Survive

“What we're seeing now is unprecedented, unplanned for, uncalled for, and there was just no way to ever anticipate or prepare for it. Things are different… We have to adapt and we have to do that immediately and on the fly. We can't think about what it...

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