The Accounting Best Practices Podcast

The Accounting Best Practices Podcast

Podcast Name:

The Accounting Best Practices Podcast

Podcast Website:

accountingtools.com/podcasts

How do they describe themselves:

…essential information on a broad range of business subjects, including accounting technology, controls, closing the books, financing, payroll

On the Apple Podcasts page, they describe themselves as: 

“Discussions about accounting management, best practices, controls, throughput accounting, and GAAP for the accountant, controller, or CFO.”

Where can you listen:

They have all 284 episodes playable from their website, and in addition you can subscribe on:

  • iTunes Apple Podcasts
  • Android Google Podcasts

Country they are from:

America

People behind the podcast:

Name: Steve Bragg
Website: thefamilybragg.com
Linkedin Profile: We can’t find Steve on Linkedin, but there are hundreds of people with the same name!
About: (From the Accounting Tools website)

Steven Bragg, CPA, is the founder of AccountingTools, Inc. He is the author of more than 100 business books and courses, including the best sellers Cost Accounting Fundamentals, The CFO Guidebook, Closing the Books, Payroll Management, and The GAAP Guidebook. Steve has been interviewed by Business Week, CFO magazine, Fox News, and Inc. He has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies, and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance degree from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.

Away from work, Steve has been a two-time president of the Colorado Mountain Club and has climbed five of the seven continental high points, the 100 highest peaks in Colorado, the 100 highest peaks in New England, and all 50 of the state high points of the United States. He has also solo mountain biked the 483-mile Colorado Trail – both ways. He is an expert alpine skier, trail running author of Run the Rockies and a PADI-certified Master Diver.

Number of Episodes: (on the 26th February 2020)

284

Examples of what this podcast is about:

The podcast name says it all – Best Practices for Accounting. That includes a wide range of business topics dealing with Accounting issues that CPAs and Accountants face.

The last 3 podcasts: (on the 26th February 2020)

  • Economic Nexus: The joys of nationwide sales taxes
  • Form 1099 Compliance. Best practices to consider
  • Key Performance Indicators. Why they should not be reported by accounting

Accounting Software Focus for this podcast:

This podcast looks really agnostic accounting software wise. Having said that, as its an American focussed podcast, both the topic and the Accounting Software will be related to the American market, which for the mid market is Quickbooks Online (QBO), Quickbooks Desktop (QBD), Xero, Freshbooks, and a tons of smaller players like Accounting Suite. 

General Reviews:

On the Apple Podcast review page they have 24 reviews, and ALL are 5 star reviews except for 2 of them which are 4 star reviews.

Comments include:

  • Best Accounting Podcast
  • The Best Accounting Podcast Bar None
  • Great Acctg podcast

The Accounting Best Practices Podcast has been downloaded 4.3 Million Times.

What do we like about this podcast?

There’s a lot we like about this podcast.

  1. It’s serious – accounting is important to get right. And there are complex challenges and problems. We’ve heard, as an example, of the difficulty with cross border sales tax issues, especially for ecommerce companies. And one of the latest topics they covered is on nationwide sales tax.
  2. At 7 to 10 minutes per podcast, they are quick to listen to, and don’t include lots of fluff. So the point on each podcast is made quickly and won’t waste your time.
  3. The podcast presenter has written numerous business books dealing with accounting and other financial topics, and thus has a birds eye view of the industry.