The Accounting Best Practices Podcast

The Accounting Best Practices podcast covers essential information on a broad range of business subjects, including accounting technology, controls, closing the books, financing, payroll, and much more. Most episodes are just 7 to 10 minutes long and are jam-packed with information. The podcast has been downloaded more than 5 million times. You can listen to individual episodes on this page, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Google Play.

You can access the Podcast Index page to view the episodes sorted by topic category.


 Episode  Episode Title Category Date Released
323  The Cost of Goods Sold Accounting Standards May 2022
322  Open Book Management Accounting Best Practices Apr. 2022
321  Accounts Receivable Financing Financing Mar. 2022
320  Consulting After the Pandemic Commentary Mar. 2022
319  Bank Feeds Accounting Technology Feb. 2022
318  New Controller Tasks Jobs Jan. 2022
317  Accounting for Crypto Mining Accounting Standards Dec. 2021
316  The Paperless Accounting Office Accounting Best Practices Dec. 2021
315  The Financial Reporting Manager Jobs Nov. 2021
314  The Payables Address Accounting Best Practices Oct. 2021
313  The Negative Impact of Policies Commentary Oct. 2021
312  Making Accounting Decisions Commentary Sep. 2021
311  How to Check for Accounting Mistakes Accounting Best Practices Aug. 2021
310  Performance Targets for Accountants Jobs Aug. 2021
309  Public Utility Accounting Industry Issues Jul. 2021
308  Accounting for Non-Fungible Tokens Accounting Standards Jun. 2021
307  Accounting for Cryptocurrencies Accounting Standards Jun. 2021
306  The Payables Clerk Jobs May 2021
305  The Billing Clerk Jobs Apr. 2021
304  The Collections Clerk Jobs Apr. 2021
303  Nonprofit Accounting, Part 2 Industry Issues Mar. 2021
302  Nonprofit Accounting, Part 1 Industry Issues Feb. 2021
301  The Solvency Budget Budgeting Jan. 2021
 Episode  Episode Title Category Date Released
300  What to do the Rest of the Time Commentary Jan. 2021
299  The Audit Risk Model Auditing Dec. 2020
298  How to Create a Sales Forecast Budgeting Nov. 2020
297  Accounting for Art Galleries Industry Issues Nov. 2020
296  Types of Business Entities Taxation Oct. 2020
295  Divestitures Mergers and Acquisitions Sep. 2020
294  Health Care Accounting Industry Issues Sep. 2020
293  Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation Accounting Standards Aug. 2020
292  How to Interact with the Auditors Auditing Jul. 2020
291  Budget Stress Testing Budgeting Jul. 2020
290  Accounting for Commercial Fishing Operations Industry Issues Jun. 2020
289  Economic Indicators Budgeting May 2020
288  Environmental Accounting Accounting Standards Apr. 2020
287  Pandemics and Business Planning Budgeting Apr. 2020
286  Accounting for Investments Accounting Standards Mar. 2020
285  The Nonprofit CFO Jobs Feb. 2020
284  Economic Nexus Commentary Jan. 2020
283  Form 1099 Compliance Accounting Best Practices Jan. 2020
282  Key Performance Indicators Metrics Dec. 2019
281  A Real Case of Fraud Fraud Dec. 2019
280  Strategic Planning Commentary Nov. 2019
279  Law Firm Accounting Industry Issues Oct. 2019
278  Fiduciary Accounting Industry Issues Oct. 2019
277  Governmental Accounting: Part 4 Industry Issues Sep. 2019
276  Governmental Accounting: Part 3 Industry Issues Aug. 2019
275  Governmental Accounting: Part 2 Industry Issues Aug. 2019
274  Governmental Accounting: Part 1 Industry Issues Jul. 2019
273  Customer Service and the Accounting Department Commentary Jun. 2019
272  Review Engagements Auditing Jun. 2019
271  Getting Your Career Back on Track Jobs May 2019
270  Accounting for Software as a Service Accounting Standards May 2019
269  Accounting for Breweries Industry Issues Apr. 2019
268  Suggested Readings Commentary Apr. 2019
267  Activity-Based Management Accounting Best Practices Mar. 2019
266  Activity-Based Costing Accounting Best Practices Mar. 2019
265  Accounting for Franchises Industry Issues Feb. 2019
264  How to Get Financing from a Bank Financing Jan. 2019
263  Accounting Career Advice Jobs Dec. 2018
262  Purchase Order Clearing Accounting Best Practices Dec. 2018
261  Accounting for Mining Industry Issues Nov. 2018
260  Money Laundering Fraud Oct. 2018
259  Screening and Interviewing Techniques Commentary Oct. 2018
258  Property Management Accounting Industry Issues Sep. 2018
257  How to Present Cost Control Information Financial Analysis Aug. 2018
256  How to Derive a Product Cost Financial Analysis Aug. 2018
255  Accounting for Vineyards and Wineries Industry Issues Jul. 2018
254  Merger Integration for the Accounting Department Mergers and Acquisitions Jun. 2018
253  Switching from Accounting to Solo Consulting Jobs May 2018
252  The Compilation Engagement Auditing May 2018
251  Accounting for Oil and Gas Industry Issues Apr. 2018
250  The Burn Rate Metrics Mar. 2018
249  Accounting for Films Industry Issues Mar. 2018
248  Revenue Management Commentary Feb. 2018
247  Fraud Schemes: Payables Fraud Jan. 2018
246  Switching from Private to Public Accounting Jobs Jan. 2018
245  Fraud Schemes: Inventory Fraud Dec. 2017
244  The Numismatic Industry Industry Issues Nov. 2017
243  The Hotel Industry Industry Issues Nov. 2017
242  Crowdfunding Financing Oct. 2017
241  The Consulting Division of an Audit Firm Jobs Sep. 2017
240  Careers that Combine Accounting and IT Jobs Sep. 2017
239  Fraud Schemes: Cash Fraud Aug. 2017
238  The Audit Partner Jobs Jul. 2017
237  Artificial Intelligence Accounting Technology Jun. 2017
236  Accounting Automation Accounting Technology Jun. 2017
235  Job Hopping Jobs May 2017
234  How to Find the Right Metrics Metrics Apr. 2017
233  The Casino and Gaming Industry Industry Issues Mar. 2017
232  Accounting Ethics Commentary Mar. 2017
231  Dealing with a Subpoena Commentary Feb. 2017
230  Sales and Use Tax Audits Accounting Best Practices Jan. 2017
229  Sales and Use Taxes Accounting Best Practices Jan. 2017
228  The Best Practices Trap Accounting Best Practices Dec. 2016
227  Cleaning Up Messy Books Commentary Dec. 2016
226  The Learning Process Commentary Nov. 2016
225  The Reserve for Obsolete Inventory Inventory Nov. 2016
224  Construction Industry Accounting Industry Issues Oct. 2016
223  New Controller Stories Commentary Oct. 2016
222  Data Presentation Metrics Sep. 2016
221  How to be a Great New Employee Jobs Aug. 2016
220  How Many Bank Accounts to Use Accounting Best Practices Aug. 2016
219  The Tax and Audit Career Tracks Jobs Jul. 2016
218  Shared Service Centers Accounting Best Practices Jul. 2016
217  How to Detect Fraudulent Financial Statements Fraud Jun. 2016
216  How to Create Fraudulent Financial Statements Fraud May 2016
215  Financial Statement Fraud Fraud May 2016
214  Discounted Cash Flows Financial Analysis Apr. 2016
213  The New Lease Accounting Standard Accounting Standards Mar. 2016
212  The Future of Auditing Auditing Mar. 2016
211  Working Capital Management Financing Feb. 2016
210  Recovering Lifting Fees and Credit Card Fees Accounting Best Practices Feb. 2016
209  Process Development for a Fast-Growing Company Accounting Best Practices Jan. 2016
208  Employee Onboarding Jobs Jan. 2016
207  Recruiting for Accountants Jobs Dec. 2015
206  The CPA Certification for an Older Person Jobs Nov. 2015
205  Synthetic FOB Destination Revenue Recognition Accounting Standards Oct. 2015
204  How to Handle Auditors Auditing Oct. 2015
203  Presenting the Financial Statements Closing the Books Sep. 2015
202  High-Paying Accounting Jobs Jobs Sep. 2015
201  Shipment Cutoff Best Practices Accounting Best Practices Aug. 2015
 Episode  Episode Title Category Date Released
200  The Revised Lower of Cost or Market Rule Accounting Standards Aug. 2015
199  The Year-End Book Closing the Books Jul. 2015
198  Predecessor and Successor Financial Statements Closing the Books Jun. 2015
197  How to Prevent Over-Acruals Accounting Best Practices Jun. 2015
196  Fixed Asset Counting Accounting Best Practices May 2015
195  Continuing Education Commentary May 2015
194  The CFO Career Path Jobs Apr. 2015
193  Spreadsheet Errors Accounting Best Practices Mar. 2015
192  Cycle Counting Inventory Mar. 2015
191  The Elimination of Extraordinary Items Accounting Standards Feb. 2015
190  The Intern Experience Jobs Jan. 2015
189  Accounting for Acquired Intangible Assets Accounting Standards Jan. 2015
188  Advising Management Commentary Nov. 2014
187  Cash Forecasting Accuracy Accounting Best Practices Nov. 2014
186  Inventory Variances Inventory Oct. 2014
185  Going Concern Disclosures Accounting Standards Oct. 2014
184  Internships Jobs Sep. 2014
183  Materiality Accounting Standards Aug. 2014
182  Accounting Updates Accounting Standards Aug. 2014
181  Accounting in a Startup Company Commentary Jul. 2014
180  Training and Motivation Commentary Jul. 2014
179  The New Revenue Recognition Standard Accounting Standards Jun. 2014
178  Segregation of Duties Controls May 2014
177  Freight In and Freight Out Inventory May 2014
176  Expectations for a Staff Accountant Commentary Apr. 2014
175  Goodwill Amortization Accounting Standards Mar. 2014
174  Figuring out Undocumented Processes Controls Mar. 2014
173  Bragg's Laws of Accounting Commentary Feb. 2014
172  Accruals and Deferrals Accounting Best Practices Jan. 2014
171  Collection Controls Controls Dec. 2013
170  Treasury Controls Controls Dec. 2013
169  Controls for Petty Cash Controls Nov. 2013
168  Accounts Reconciliation Accounting Best Practices Nov. 2013
167  Changing Careers into Accounting Jobs Oct. 2013
166  Whose Accounting System to Use in an Acquisition Mergers and Acquisitions Oct. 2013
165  How to Set Up an Accounting Department Commentary Sep. 2013
164  Wage Surveys, Specialty Certifications, and the MBA Degree Jobs Aug. 2013
163  The Chart of Accounts Accounting Best Practices Aug. 2013
162  The CMA and CPA Certifications Commentary Jul. 2013
161  When to Write a Procedure Commentary Jun. 2013
160  The Soft Close Closing the Books Jun. 2013
159  The Liquidation Basis of Accounting Accounting Standards May 2013
158  Intercompany Accounting Accounting Standards May 2013
157  The Senior Accountant Jobs Apr. 2013
156  Changes in CPE Commentary Mar. 2013
155  Reporting of Other Comprehensive Income Reclassifications Accounting Standards Feb. 2013
154  Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 4 Financial Analysis Feb. 2013
153  Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 3 Financial Analysis Jan. 2013
152  Changes to Other Comprehensive Income Accounting Standards Dec. 2012
151  Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 2 Financial Analysis Dec. 2012
150  Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 1 Financial Analysis Nov. 2012
149  Volunteering Overseas as an Accountant Commentary Nov. 2012
148  Best Practices for Accounting Reports Accounting Best Practices Oct. 2012
147  Net Present Value Analysis Budgeting Sep. 2012
146  Intangible Asset Impairment Testing Accounting Standards Aug. 2012
145  Capital Budgeting with Minimal Cash Budgeting Jul. 2012
144  Evaluating Capital Budgeting Proposals Budgeting Jul. 2012
143  Supply Chain Financing Financing Jun. 2012
142  The Dividing Line Between Treasury and Accounting Commentary May 2012
141  The Value Proposition Investor Relations Apr. 2012
140  The Cost Accountant Position Jobs Apr. 2012
139  A Lean System for Fixed Assets Accounting Best Practices Mar. 2012
138  A Lean System for Payables Accounting Best Practices Mar. 2012
137  A Lean System for Cash Receipts Accounting Best Practices Feb. 2012
136  Goodwill Impairment Testing Accounting Standards Feb. 2012
135  How to Fine Tune Your Control System Controls Jan. 2012
134  Adding Value to Internal Audits Auditing Dec. 2011
133  Accounting for Marketing Expenses Accounting Standards Dec. 2011
132  Consolidation Software Accounting Technology Nov. 2011
131  Operating without a Budget Budgeting Nov. 2011
130  The Problems with Budgeting Budgeting Oct. 2011
129  Streamlining Payroll, Part 4 Payroll Sep. 2011
128  Streamlining Payroll, Part 3 Payroll Sep. 2011
127  Streamlining Payroll, Part 2 Payroll Aug. 2011
126  Streamlining Payroll, Part 1 Payroll Jul. 2011
125  Refinancing Debt Financing Jun. 2011
124  Lender Relations Financing May 2011
123  The Controller Position Jobs May 2011
122  Fixed Asset Disposals Accounting Best Practices Apr. 2011
121  April 1st Podcast Commentary Apr. 2011
120  Obtaining Shareholder Votes Investor Relations Mar. 2011
119  Accounting Allocation the Easy Way Accounting Best Practices Feb. 2011
118  Building Customer Relationships Accounting Best Practices Jan. 2011
117  Cost Variability Financial Analysis Jan. 2011
116  Disclosing Pro Forma Information for Business Combinations Accounting Standards Dec. 2010
115  Reporting of Pension Loans Accounting Standards Dec. 2010
114  Free Accounting Software Accounting Technology Nov. 2010
113  Employee Management Systems Accounting Best Practices Oct. 2010
112  The Transition from Auditing to Industry Jobs Oct. 2010
111  Variance Analysis and Horizontal Analysis Financial Analysis Sep. 2010
110  The National Investor Relations Institute Investor Relations Aug. 2010
109  GAAP vs. IFRS for Fixed Assets Accounting Standards Aug. 2010
108  XBRL Tagging Accounting Technology Jul. 2010
107  The Milestone Method Accounting Standards Jul. 2010
106  GAAP vs. IFRS for Inventory Accounting Accounting Standards Jun. 2010
105  Revenue Recognition for Multiple Deliverable Arrangements Accounting Standards Jun. 2010
104  Conversation with the PCAOB's Joseph St. Denis Commentary May 2010
103  Cost Reduction Analysis Financial Analysis May 2010
102  The Fund Raising Road Show Financing Apr. 2010
101  Accounting Troubles at Lehman Brothers Commentary Apr. 2010
 Episode  Episode Title Category Date Released
100  A Look Back at the Podcast Commentary Mar. 2010
99  The Non-Deal Road Show Investor Relations Feb. 2010
98  Dealing with Investment Bankers Financing Jan. 2010
97  Recording Revenue at Gross or Net Accounting Standards Jan. 2010
96  Recording Reimbursed Expenses as Revenue Accounting Standards Dec. 2009
95  Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans Investor Relations Nov. 2009
94  Rule 144 Investor Relations Oct. 2009
93  Registration Statements Financing Oct. 2009
92  The Product Cancellation Decision Financial Analysis Sep. 2009
91  FASB Statement 165, Subsequent Events Accounting Standards Aug. 2009
90  Regulation A Stock Sales Financing Aug. 2009
89  Regulation D Stock Sales Financing Jul. 2009
88  Types of Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Jun. 2009
87  The CFO Position Jobs Jun. 2009
86  Credit Best Practices Accounting Best Practices May 2009
85  The Acquisition Term Sheet Mergers and Acquisitions May 2009
84  Taking a Company Private Investor Relations Apr. 2009
83  Accounting from Home Accounting Best Practices Mar. 2009
82  Accounts Payable Matching Accounting Best Practices Mar. 2009
81  Accounts Payable Best Practices Accounting Best Practices Feb. 2009
80  Acquisition Due Diligence Mergers and Acquisitions Jan. 2009
79  Analyst Relations Investor Relations Jan. 2009
78  Controls for Financial Statements Controls Dec. 2008
77  Fast Close for a Public Company Closing the Books Nov. 2008
76  Budgeting Controls Controls Nov. 2008
75  Acquisition Valuation Mergers and Acquisitions Oct. 2008
74  Short Sellers Investor Relations Sep. 2008
73  Billing Best Practices Accounting Best Practices Aug. 2008
72  Office Work Flow Accounting Best Practices Aug. 2008
71  Budget Model Improvements Budgeting Jul. 2008
70  Breakeven Analysis and the Margin of Safety Financial Analysis Jun. 2008
69  Listing on a Stock Exchange Investor Relations Jun. 2008
68  Tax Technology Accounting Best Practices May 2008
67  Value Stream Mapping Accounting Best Practices May 2008
66  Obsolete Inventory Inventory Apr. 2008
65  Responsibility Accounting Accounting Best Practices Apr. 2008
64  SFAS 141R, Business Combinations Accounting Standards Mar. 2008
63  Investor Relations: Guidance Investor Relations Mar. 2008
62  Accounting Standards Codification Accounting Standards Feb. 2008
61  Business Valuation Financial Analysis Feb. 2008
60  Profit Recovery: Vendor Relationship Management Internal Auditing Jan. 2008
59  Lean Accounting Accounting Best Practices Jan. 2008
58  Investor Relations: Forward-Looking Statements Investor Relations Jan. 2008
57  Target Costing Accounting Best Practices Jan. 2008
56  Inventory Record Accuracy Inventory Jan. 2008
55  Targeted Collections Accounting Best Practices Dec. 2007
54  Payroll Cycles Payroll Dec. 2007
53  Best Practices Problem Avoidance Accounting Best Practices Nov. 2007
52  Profit Recovery: Internal Auditing Internal Auditing Nov. 2007
51  Accounting Technology: Data Analysis Software Accounting Technology Oct. 2007
50  Standards: Convergence Accounting Standards Oct. 2007
49  Standards: Fair Value Accounting Standards Sep. 2007
48  Profit Recovery: Overview Internal Auditing Sep. 2007
47  Throughput Accounting: Controls Constraint Analysis Sep. 2007
46  Throughput Accounting: Financial Analysis Constraint Analysis Aug. 2007
45  Throughput Accounting: Capital Budgeting Constraint Analysis Aug. 2007
44  Throughput Accounting: Bottleneck Management Constraint Analysis Jul. 2007
43  Throughput Accounting: Basics Constraint Analysis Jul. 2007
42  PDF Invoices Accounting Technology Jun. 2007
41  Remote Bank Deposits Accounting Technology Jun. 2007
40  Biometric Time Clocks Accounting Technology May 2007
39  Timekeeping by Telephone Accounting Technology May 2007
38  Automatic Cash Application Accounting Technology Apr. 2007
37  Forensic Accounting Investigations and Logistics Metrics Metrics Apr. 2007
36  The Universal Payment Identification Code and Sales Metrics Metrics Apr. 2007
35  Recovery Auditing and Accounting Metrics Metrics Mar. 2007
34  Fraud Deterrence Fraud Mar. 2007
33  Acquiring a Public Shell Company Financing Mar. 2007
32  Metrics (Return on Investment) and Accounting Run Charts Metrics Feb. 2007
31  Metrics (Operating Performance) Metrics Feb. 2007
30  Metrics (Asset Utilization) and New 2007 Accounting Standards Metrics Jan. 2007
29  Metrics (Cash Flow) and Excel Risk Mitigation Metrics Jan. 2007
28  Metrics (Liquidity) and a Review of Accounting in 2006 Metrics Dec. 2006
27  Metrics (Inventory) and the Risk Assessment Suite, Part 2 Metrics Dec. 2006
26  Metrics (Payroll) and the Risk Assessment Suite, Part 1 Metrics Dec. 2006
25  The Fast Close, Part 10: Billing improvements Closing the Books Nov. 2006
24  The Fast Close, Part 9: Payroll improvements Closing the Books Nov. 2006
23  The Fast Close, Part 8: Inventory Record Accuracy Closing the Books Nov. 2006
22  The Fast Close, Part 7: Payables improvements Closing the Books Oct. 2006
21  The Fast Close, Part 6: Journal entry improvements Closing the Books Oct. 2006
20  The Fast Close, Part 5: Streamline the financials Closing the Books Oct. 2006
19  The Fast Close, Part 4: Centralizing accounting Closing the Books Sep. 2006
18  The Fast Close, Part 3: More tasks to complete early Closing the Books Sep. 2006
17  The Fast Close, Part 2: Tasks to complete early Closing the Books Aug. 2006
16  The Fast Close, Part 1: General concepts Closing the Books Aug. 2006
15  Controls for Fixed Assets Controls Jul. 2006
14  Controls for Payroll Controls Jun. 2006
13  Controls for Accounts Payable Controls Jun. 2006
12  Controls for Collections and Cash Receipts Controls May 2006
11  Controls for Billing Controls May 2006
10  Controls for Shipping Controls Apr. 2006
9  Controls for Production Controls Apr. 2006
8  Controls for Inventory Controls Mar. 2006
7  Controls for Receiving Controls Mar. 2006
6  Controls for Expense Reports Controls Feb. 2006
5  Controls for Purchase Orders Controls Feb. 2006
4  Controls for Procurement Cards Controls Feb. 2006
3  Controls for the Credit Department Controls Jan. 2006
2  Controls for Order Entry: Automated systems Controls Jan. 2006
1  Controls for Order Entry: Manual systems Controls Jan. 2006