Dustin Wheeler

Dustin Wheeler
Dustin is a technology-driven CPA in Orem, Utah.

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Can accounting be fun?

The stereotype is well-established.  Accountants are often portrayed in the media with glasses, a pocket calculator, and the personality of a rock.  Prior to studying accounting, people warned me of it being the most boring profession there is.  While I admit that doing accounting will never be on par with a trip to Disneyland, I’ve learned that accounting can be fun because of the people and the technology.

I work with people more than numbers.  My days are full of meetings …

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Cool feature alert - attach receipts in FreshBooks

A couple months ago, FreshBooks added an awesome feature to its online billing and accounting software: attaching expense receipts to invoices.  I am a big fan of the integrated document management, which makes digital documents always available for quick and easy retrieval.  Plus, receipts can be attached in several file formats from whatever device is convenient.  Check out this video from FreshBooks showing users taking pictures of receipts with smartphones and tablets.

Since it looks so easy in the video, I …

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Google me, autocomplete me

Out of curiosity, I occasionally enter my name in Google to see how I am doing in my goal to dominate the first page of Google search results.  Today, I decided to take a different approach and see how Google autocompletes searches for my name. According to Google, its algorithm predicts queries based on other users’ search activities. These searches provide some insight into what phrases people have used to search for me and other lucky guys out there that share …

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Integrating Chrometa and FreshBooks - easy timekeeping, easy invoicing

Like peanut butter and jelly, I’m adding Chrometa and FreshBooks to my list of things that go together.  Both perform time and billing functions, but have unique strengths in each area:

Chrometa, which I reviewed for the CPA Practice Advisor, runs in the background and automatically tracks the amount of time a computer user spends on active program windows.
FreshBooks has an easy user interface for online invoicing and accounts receivable management (including tracking when customers have viewed and paid invoices).

Setting up …

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