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Dec 8, 2022

The CPA’s guide to technology (and tech gifts)

There are few, if any, people in the accounting space who know more about technology than Inspector Gadget.

No, not the cartoon character with the go-go arms from the 1980s. The man wearing the trench coat in this case is David Cieslak, CPA.CITP, CGMA, executive vice president and chief cloud officer for RKL eSolutions and a popular speaker whose Inspector Gadget keynote session has been a highlight of accounting conferences for many years.

If you want to be clued in to what’s going on with technology, both in accounting and with consumer products, Cieslak is the man to talk to. So that’s what we do in the latest episode of the Small Firm Philosophy podcast, produced in partnership with the Journal of Accountancy podcast

Topics covered in the conversation include:

  • The three steps accounting firms can take to make the most of their technology spending.
  • Why CPAs should not wait too long to update their laptops and desktops
  • What true cloud is and what to look for in cloud-based applications
  • What tech products could be great holiday gifts for CPAs to give or receive.

SFP episode referenced


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This episode is brought to you by the AICPA’s Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS), the home of small firms. To learn more about PCPS, email and schedule a free webtour.

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