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Top 25 Accounting Blogs
Being an accountant is no easy task. After all, it’s not just about the numbers and preparing financial reports. Being an accountant also means complying with the current tax regulations, keeping up with the latest accounting software, managing inventory and payroll, and so much more.
The financial services industry is constantly evolving, which is why it is critical for accountants to keep on learning and refining their skills.
Nowadays, one of the best ways to learn is through blogs because they are focused on a specific topic and are updated frequently. With everything available in a click of a button, however, it can be a little overwhelming. The internet is littered with poorly written, low value and abandoned blog sites which can make it difficult to research or find the resources you need.
We have listed the top 25 accounting blogs that will help accounting students like you learn and guide your path to success as an accountant and businessperson, aid you in avoiding scams and fraud, and entertain and challenge you in your spare time.
Here Are the Top 25 Accounting Blogs You Should Read
AccountantsDaily is an Australian online publication focused on providing the latest news for Australian accountants. Aside from their informative articles and blogs, they are also known for hosting the annual Australian Accounting Awards, annually as well as the Accountants Daily Strategy Day. If you are interested, you can also listen to their podcast for inspiration and industry updates.
If you are looking for a blog that covers a wide variety of accounting-related topics, Accounting Today will surely become a quick favourite. This blog is updated regularly with the latest news on audit and accounting, financial planning, tax regulations, and so much more. They also have a rich library of resources such as financial reports, webinars, and white papers that can help you be a better accountant.
The Consolid8 Blog
The Consolid8 blog has a wide variety of blogs suitable for Australian businesses, accounting students and seasoned accountants. Produced by the Consolid8 team, you can find quick and easy tips, interesting reads, as well as industry-related news that you can read on the go.
AccountingWEB is a US-based community for tax and accounting professionals. If you are interested in pursuing an accounting career, this will be an exciting blog for you, as they discuss a wide variety of topics. If you want to learn more, aside from their blogs and articles, they also have a handful of downloadable content that you may find useful. Seasoned accountants can even write and post their own blog here.
Journal of Accountancy
The journal of accountancy is the official publication of one of America’s leading accounting organisations. They cover a wide variety of timely topics such as accounting, tax, financial reporting, business, professional development, among many others. The articles and features on this blog will surely get you thinking.
This is no shallow ‘taxes are bad’ blog. “Ataxingmatter”, from law professor Linda Beale, delves deep into taxation matters with rich and thought-provoking posts. Who should be taxed, and why, are common threads, often examining current examples of tax avoidance or loopholes that need to be addressed. This blog might just challenge you to reconsider your opinions on tax…
Bill & Tom are the well-written accountants & bloggers behind CPA Success. Their posts cover many facets of accounting practice, challenging common accounting & business practices, examining multi-generational issues in the workplace, and exploring new technologies.
The Fraud Files Blog
Forensic accountant and fraud investigator Tracy Coenen uses her own experience and expertise to examine recent accounting scams and scandals. Building on often fascinating source materials (reality is stranger than fiction) her personal commentary helps to unravel and explain current events in the fraud world and provide handy advice to avoid pitfalls yourself.
This blog aims to make accounting fun and interesting for everyone, especially students. The Accounting Coach blog is part of the larger Accounting Coach site, created by CPA Harold Avercamp. The blog regularly asks a single question and follows it with a detailed question. It’s perfect for testing your accounting knowledge and skills. “What are the limitations of the balance sheet?” Visit to find out.
The Accounting Onion
The Accounting Onion attempts to demystify the world of accounting by extracting key issues hidden in industry jargon. Blogger Tom Selling may ‘only’ be a retired CPA & PhD qualified tech company co-founder (!), but he is still hard at work writing about accounting, taking on the Big Four, and championing lost causes.
Solutions for CPA Firm Leaders
Filled with advice, experiences and life lessons for accountants and accounting leaders, Solutions for CPA Firm Leaders is a good and interesting blog. The site is updated almost daily too, so there’ll always be something new there for you to read.
Business leadership, inspired ideas, personal development, social networking, HR, organisational development and more – it’s all here at Convergence Coaching. These once-weekly updates from a variety of authors contain lessons for any professional.
The Etax Blog
Full of quick, easy tips for Australians to maximise their tax returns, “The Etax Blog” is produced by the team at Etax Accountants. Aimed more at the customer than the trained accountant, accounting students will still find genuine benefit here as Etax explores the various tax incentives and refunds available to individuals under Australian tax laws.
Written from a New York perspective, international accountants can learn valuable accounting and business lessons from Summing It Up. Steps to surviving an audit, cyber threats to online business or picking the right start-up company can be applied anywhere in the world.
Appletree Business Services
Appletree Business Services delivers lessons for current and future small business owners. If you don’t know the whats-whys-and-hows, then check out this blog. If you do think you know them, then you definitely need to check out this blog!
Boring Is Optional
The Boring is Optional accounting blog brings humour to a profession often criticised for being too dry. Full of jokes, stories, videos, quotes, and anecdotes, it is a reminder that accounting doesn’t have to be boring… Don’t forget to try and win the next INABA (I Am Not A Boring Accountant) award!
Re: The Auditors
Francie McKenna draws on more than 25 years of experience in consulting and professional services when she writes for her newspaper styled blog. Populated with news and stories of scandals, fraud, backstabbing and ignominy, this blog flies in the face of anyone who stereotypes business or accounting as staid.
The Forensic Accounting Blog
Computer forensics, forensic accounting, fraud prevention and fraud investigation are dragged into the spotlight in this insightful blog from CPAs at Bond Beebe Accountants. Topics like protecting your organisation from check and card fraud are perfect for business owners, while the less-lucky-in-love might appreciate their divorce checklist.
CPA In Erie, CO
CPA Michelle Edwards is the brain behind “CPA in Erie”, a series of helpful blogs with business tips and practical lessons on how to extract the most from your QuickBooks accounting software.
Alain Lewis Accountants Blog
Keep up to date with changes to Australian tax laws and benefits with Alain Lewis Accountants’ accounting blog. They examine changes to Medicare, superannuation and highlight what Australians can and cannot claim on tax each financial year.
Treasury cafe posts are epic! There is only one a month, but it’s well worth the wait. They’re designed for the more advanced accounting student (or practising accountant!), with in-depth examinations of accounting topics. Learn everything you need to know about ROI, regression, cash flows and more, right here.
Marketing Ideas for CPAs
As the title suggests, Marketing Ideas for CPAs focuses on marketing tips for accountants. Learn more about how social media, writing, branding, PR, website and general marketing concepts can help you develop your business and succeed in the competitive world of accounting.
This blog equally applies to dentists and accountants! The Dental Accountants firm fills a market niche: accounting specialists for dentists and dental practices. This blog has genuinely useful business tips, and information that you can use in your own life and is a must-read for accountants who plan to specialise in accounting for a particular industry, dentistry or otherwise.
Social media, technology, higher education, and cool stuff are all fair game to Professor David Albrecht in his blog, “The Summa”. Always informed and interesting, his blogs are full of personal observations drawn from his extensive experience in academia.
Inspire Accounting Blog
We couldn’t make a list without including ourselves! We aim to bring you essential news and information about accounting & bookkeeping from a vocational training perspective. Careers, changes to courses and anything else we find along the way!
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Think You Can Do Better?
All of these blogs offer something of value to the world. Do you have a strong or unique opinion that needs to be heard? Perhaps it’s time to start your own accounting blog and add your unique voice to the mix.
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