10 Blogs Every Accountant Should Be Reading

As professional accountants, it’s important to be kept up breast on the latest news and information about what’s new in the industry. Getting a different view and reading about thought-provoking insights on topics ranging from auditing, fraud, tax accounting and regulations will keep you on your toes and help you make informed decisions in the workplace.

Here’s a list of 10 must-read blogs by experts, associations, former college professors, and members of professional networks that are geared specifically to provide accountants and auditors fresh insights and updated news and regulations on all matters accounting-related.

1. Accounting Coach

If you need straightforward, no-nonsense guide on all your accounting questions, the Accounting Coach is an excellent resource. It houses info that dates back to 2003, and has a wide readership of over 80,000 newsletter subscribers and 14,000 Facebook fans.

2. Accountant By Day

Kellen, the woman behind this popular blog, writes musings about accounting, personal finance, and everyday life of an auditor and tax accountant. Her blog used to be called AccountingElf.com, where she wrote about her experiences as an accounting student.

3. Accounting Principals

An overview of all accounting career-related topics, including helpful tips on how accountants can leverage social media to boost their careers, job reports, updated news, among others.

4. The Accounting Onion

The tagline succinctly sums what the blog is all about: “peeling away financial reporting issues one layer at a time”. Tom Selling holds a PhD and CPA license and is a former Accounting professor with a solid academic background and author of numerous books. He finds blogging the perfect platform to educate and inform.

5. Bloomberg BNA Accounting Blog

Comprehensive coverage of topics ranging from accounting, taxes, business and auditing.

6. AccountingWEB blogs

If you don’t have time to sift through the internet for accounting blogs, this is a great selection of useful blogs and websites that focus on accounting-related topics, all compiled in one page.

7. Accounting Tomorrow

This blog covers news and articles about the accounting profession and is a useful resource for current and aspiring CPAs of all levels. There’s something to be offered for various accountants here, regardless of experience or lack thereof.

8. Grumpy Old Accountants

Dr. Katanach of Villanova University is currently the only “grumpy accountant” blogging on this site that was set up in April 2011. Voted as the top 30 business blogs of 2012 and a top accounting blog, the content provides insightful analysis into financial reporting issue, auditing and contemporary accounting topics from premier publications.

9. The Barefoot Accountant

William Brighenti writes an “irreverent, tongue-in-cheek, straight-up blog” filled with useful insights on everything you need to know about accounting. Brighenti has been a public accountant since 1979, and has also taught in numerous colleges, universities, and forums about the same topic.

10. Big 4

Who are the “Big 4”? That’d be Accenture, Andersen, Bearing Point, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, arguably the biggest and most influential auditing firms in the world. The Big Four Firms Network is a social network for alumni and professionals from those companies. If you want to have a first-hand glimpse at the opinions and analysis about recent news, key developments and regulations that span a worldwide network, read this blog.

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