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Cloud Computing for accountants: 6-part series

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The cloud. It’s more than a powerful system of networked computers. And more than a library of available software applications. It’s become a significant – and in some cases essential – resource for businesses, no matter their product, their size or their location.

Your business is collecting data daily. Cloud computing also is constantly growing and evolving, seemingly daily.

To help you sort through it all and have confidence as you make your decisions regarding accounting cloud services for your business, the JCCS Client Advisory team put together a six-part series of live webinars covering various key points about accounting cloud computing. The webinar series is being presented online on Zoom and available free to any business, not just JCCS clients.

Please join our firm’s business and financial strategy experts for one, two or all six in the series. Information on each is just below. You can register for any of the webinars here, at the links provided below. We hope you will join us.

After registering for each webinar you wish to join, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. Thanks!

And as always, if you have any trouble accessing our webinars or afterward have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact our professional team for a consultation.

Episode 1: Identifying Your Data – It’s more than just ones and zeros – Monday, October 5 at 2 p.m. (MDT)

Over the last several years we have seen a big shifts in the data industry – including specifically as it relates to accounting. The data your business is collecting and creating grows daily. There is data you want to keep, data you don’t need or want to keep, and most important there is data that when gathered, sorted, managed and visualized with high-quality automated tools can help you see what’s happening and to project what you want to happen. Properly managed, your data can efficiently help your firm make its best decisions.
Hosted by Brenda Peyton and Erin Vukelich
Guest speakers: Tony Vanorny and Drew Rieker

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Episode 2: The Tech stack: Ecosystem, not just for plants anymore – Tuesday, October 6 at 10 a.m. (MDT)

Having defined your data, you need to organize it and use it. In this hour we’ll discuss the how and why to defining your company’s tech stack, or cloud technology ecosystem, and how that overlays your data. Regular review of your technology and processes will help you identify that your system is working as you want it to – and if not, helps identify where a breakdown in information is occurring. A well-managed and fine-tuned working technology ecosystem will help ensure business owners and decision-makers can get the accurate information they need when they need it.
Hosted by Brenda Peyton and Erin Vukelich

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Episode 3: QuickBooks – Online and desktop battle it out! – Tuesday, October 20 at 10 a.m. (MDT)

When it comes to picking an accounting software, there are several issues that should be considered. We’ll discuss the differences in Intuit’s products as well as the benefits of each. As accountants, we often see businesses using their accounting software as a glorified check register. But these systems are so much more powerful than that, and we’ll review how to move forward to maximize their benefits for your business. In addition, tax expert and CPA Tracee Gallo will join us to provide a tax perspective concerning accounting software.
Hosted by Brenda Peyton and Erin Vukelich
Guest speakers: Alanna Wiebert and Tracee Gallo

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Episode 4: Payroll – More than a necessary evil – Tuesday, November 3 at 10 a.m. (MDT)

If we say “payroll taxes,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Most business owners think of the headache that can come along with payroll. In this session we will discuss how payroll can benefit your business, the different payroll software options available, and how / why using a cloud-based system can increase employee satisfaction and retention. Finally, we’ll discuss how payroll information can be tied to the business’s financial reports to give owners and decision-makers a clear view of how payroll is an integral part of the business.
Hosted by Brenda Peyton and Erin Vukelich
Guest speaker: Casey Nimocks

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Episode 5: Apps, So many choices! – Tuesday, November 17 at 10 a.m. (MST)

Software app stores can be incredibly intimidating. So many options are available … and it’s hard to know which reviews to trust. We’ll discuss the peripherals we prefer to use at JCCS and how we chose those apps. Many times, the application you choose will have a significant impact on how your business operates, so making sure each feature is appropriate and has an expected result is crucial. Alanna Weibert, a JCCS Client Advisor and CPA, will walk through how she evaluates applications and begins the implementation process.
Hosted by Brenda Peyton and Erin Vukelich
Guest speaker: Alanna Wiebert

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Episode 6: Wrap-Up – What does it all add up to? – Thursday, December 3 at 10 a.m. (MST)

After five episodes, we’ve covered the basics of accounting data as it relates to cloud computing. Now it’s time to talk about what this information can actually tell you. Some of our previous guest speakers will rejoin our hosts to discuss what all of this data can tell us – what it can tell you and your business.
Hosted by Brenda Peyton and Erin Vukelich
Guest speakers: Tony Vanorny and Drew Rieker

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We hope you will join us for these informative sessions!