CPA.com CEO Talks about Shared Purpose in Supporting Greater Diversification of Services
NEW YORK (Jan. 22, 2016) – Accounting technology leaders gave a progress report on how innovation is transforming services throughout the profession and boosting business productivity for CPA firms at the 7th Annual AICPA/CPA.com Executive Roundtable, an invitation-only event for technology executives, entrepreneurs and key influencers.
The roundtable, held Jan. 21-22 at AICPA headquarters, was established as a showcase for new technology and a forum for collaboration, networking and the free exchange of ideas between vendors and thought leaders. The agenda included rapid-fire product reviews from more than three dozen companies and professional updates from leaders in the profession, including American Institute of CPAs President and CEO Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, and CPA.com President and CEO Erik Asgeirsson. The roundtable also featured panel sessions from members of the media, as well as leaders of major and emerging firms.
“We have a shared purpose in promoting technology and change management,” Asgeirsson said. “This event has fostered an invaluable dialogue about the role innovation can play in advancing the profession, and it’s inspiring to see how much energy there is in this room and how much progress we’ve made since last year.”
Asgeirsson updated attendees on CPA.com’s activities, including Rivio, an online financial information clearinghouse developed in partnership with Confirmation.com that’s designed to speed lending decisions for private companies and minimize the risk of fraud for banks and investors. He also talked about other areas that client advisory services are expanding into, such as sales and local use tax compliance.
Attendees included executives from Bill.com, Biz2Credit, Confirmation.com, Expensify, Gusto, Intacct, Intuit, Paychex, Sage, Tallie, Thomson Reuters, Vertex SMB, Wolters Kluwer, Xero, XCM Solutions, and more.
CPA.com empowers CPAs and businesses for the digital age. The company offers a growing list of digital products and services that help firms succeed in practice management, client advisory services and professional development.
CPA.com is a subsidiary of the American Institute of CPAs, the world's largest member organization representing the accounting profession, and operates such leading websites as the AICPA Store, AICPA.org and IFRS.com.
The company has its headquarters in New York City and offices in Silicon Valley, Calif., Dexter, Mich., and Durham, N.C. For more information, visit CPA.com.