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Remote Employees: Plan Ahead for the Inevitable

*We are introducing a new series on having remote employees.  See the bottom of this post for all aspects of this series.

Funny enough, when you look up the definition for the word remote, you get two definitions; both are what what you would expect, but given this topic of remote employees at accounting firms, I find it intriguing when thought about in conjunction.

re·mote /rəˈmōt/

  1. (of a place) situated far from the main centers of population; distant.
  2. (of a chance or possibility) unlikely to occur.

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Free Ransomware Webinar This Month

*This webinar is most beneficial for Xcentric Cloud users.

Are you concerned about ransomware and spear-phishing attacks on your firm? Attend this free webinar hosted by our trusted partner, Mimecast.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The impact of spear phishing: Just how serious a threat is it?
  • How could ransomware get into your organization?
  • Why is ransomware happening more now than ever before?
  • How can you best defend against an attack?

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2016 Cloud Conference Review

Last week, we had our 2nd annual Cloud Conference in Atlanta, GA. We had a good turnout with clients from all corners of the U.S.

This year’s agenda had more sessions than last year’s, and we hope our attendees found every minute to be useful. Our whole goal with this conference is to serve our clients (our Cloud users) by offering sessions to help their firms grow and adapt to changing technology as well as meet with our staff and each other.

We’re still trying to figure out how to best serve our clients through this event, but we hope to improve every year. We’re excited to start planning for 2017! (more…)

IT Partner Security Webinar Next Week

This is a reminder that the second installment of Xcentric’s IT Partner webinar series is happening next week. It’s not too late to sign up! Our Director of Consulting and a well-respected industry consultant, Roman Kepczyk, will thoroughly explain how firms are mitigating their risk and educating their people to be more savvy and safer users of technology.

This 3-part series focuses on helping IT Partners be better IT Partners to their firms. We have found in our years of serving accounting firms that often times the partner in charge of technology didn’t necessarily volunteer for the role and/or are distracted by their ‘day job.’ This series will better position people for success in their role and, in relatively short order, will catch them up to speed on the trending and important topics in the industry. (more…)

Last Chance to Register for the 2016 Cloud Conference

Registration to attend Xcentric’s 2016 Cloud Conference closes tomorrow, Wednesday, August 3rd at 8PM EST. You don’t want to miss out on this event full of eye-opening, interactive sessions (for both our clients and employees). Some agenda items include: peer discussion groups, tour of the Xcentric headquarters, and Recruit Like the Big 4 (guest speaker). Get a chance to talk to our staff face-to-face and discuss challenges and experiences with other Xcentric Cloud users.

The deadline to book a room in our discounted hotel block ended yesterday, but there’s still room at the hotel to book at their regular rate.

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New Dates: IT Partner Webinar Series

We have finalized the rescheduled dates for this webinar series. Thank you to everyone who has waited patiently.

This 3-part series focuses on helping IT Partners be better IT Partners to their firms. We have found in our years of serving accounting firms that often times the partner in charge of technology didn’t necessarily volunteer for the role and/or are distracted by their ‘day job.’ This series will better position people for success in their role and, in relatively short order, will catch them up to speed on the trending and important topics in the industry.

Registration is easy (and free)! When you sign up for one of these three webinars, you sign up for all of them. Click on any of the links below and fill out the form. So what are you waiting for? Register today! (more…)

AICPA Practitioners Symposium and TECH+ Conference Golden Nuggets

The AICPA’s Practitioners Symposium and TECH+ Conference was recently held (June 5-8, 2016) at the ARIA Resort in Las Vegas to educate CPAs on the latest accounting profession trends and the information technology impacting their firms. Each year, attendees can find “golden nuggets” of information, technology, and processes that were not previously known and they are provided fresh looks at trends not previously considered. Below are a handful of takeaways garnered at this year’s conference with the hope that some may strike a chord with you and make you think in a different way. (more…)

Register Before 2016 Cloud Conference Prices Increase

Make sure to grab a spot for this year’s Cloud Conference. This event is organized for Xcentric Cloud users. Join some of our team members, including our leadership team, and fellow users from CPA firms across the country.

Pricing for each attendee will increase on July 1, 2016, so register before to get a lower rate. Check out our Cloud Conference pages before purchasing tickets to view instructions on pricing for 2+ attendees from the same firm. Also, make sure you book your hotel room by August 1st to receive the discounted group rate. (more…)

Client-only Webinar: Partner With myPay Solutions to Avoid Increasing Payroll Risks

Join us on Thursday, July 14 at 2pm EST for a special guest webinar with myPay Solutions. This webinar is exclusively for Xcentric clients.

This 45-minute webinar will have presenters April Welliver (myPay Director of Sales) and Jim Paille (American Payroll Association (APA) President & Director of Compliance for myPay Solutions). They will explain how their payroll strategy enables you to free up resources and handle the latest payroll compliance complexities without the worry or risk. (more…)

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