Take your accounting knowledge to the next level with blogs! An excellent resource for students seeking accounting degrees, blogs are packed with the latest news and colorful commentary on topics like auditing, fraud, taxes and tax accounting, public accounting, federal regulations and so much more.
We’ve hand-picked 20 authoritative and engaging accounting blogs for your reading – and learning – pleasure.
Top Accounting Blogs
Harold Averkamp formed the Accounting Coach blog in 2003, which provides answers to all types of accounting questions. With more than 80,000 newsletter subscribers and 14,000 Facebook fans, this blog is an excellent resource for accounting students.
2. Tick Marks
This blog’s author Dan Meyer is faculty at Austin Peay State University. Tick Marks examines government news related to taxes and delivers insightful commentary on accounting, taxes and auditing.
On this blog, George Weinbaum, a CPA in Texas with an MBA from the University of Chicago Municipal, covers an array of accounting topics. With a skeptical eye, Weinbaum analyzes financial crimes, government deception, municipal bonds and potential disasters.
Nicholas Pennewell, CPA, writes this accounting blog. An excellent resource for students, Pennewell’s posts include updates on business tax laws, Section 179, the HIRE Act and drywall tax relief.
Trish McIntire, owner of McIntire Tax Center, offers her perspective on tax preparation and U.S. taxes on this blog. Highlights include taxpayer education and updates on the IRS and U.S. Treasury, tax exemptions and refund anticipation loans.
6. Taxable Talk
Russ Fox, E.A., of Clayton Financial and Tax of Irvine, writes this blog. Taxable Talk takes a close look at California’s state budget, all types of taxes, tax legislation, the IRS’s PTIN system and tax evasion.
TaxMama is Eva Rosenberg, full-time practice owner and blogger. On this lively blog, Rosenberg answers questions about taxes in podcast format, provides commentary on taxation news and throws in a little tax humor for good measure.
Brian Tankersley writes this blog and is a CPA and consultant based in Knoxville, Tennessee. This blog delves into the technological side of accounting, with reviews and information on accounting-related software and devices.
9. The Tech Gap
Gregory LaFollette, CPA and consultant, gives the rundown on the latest accounting technology on this blog. From social media sites and unique gadgets to time-saving software, this blog is full of high-tech accounting solutions.
Tom Selling, PhD, CPA, created this blog to “peel away financial issues one layer at a time.” Here, Selling examines the financials of big companies in the news, new developments with the “big four” accounting firms, financial instruments and the SEC.
11. Gary Weiss Blog
This blog’s creator is Gary Weiss, journalist and the author of two books that probe the underside of Wall Street. With a special focus on a large online retailer, Weiss scrutinizes corporate crime, the SEC and fraud.
12. The Fraud Files
Tracy Coenen is a forensic accountant, fraud examiner and author of two books and this blog. At The Fraud Files, Coenen covers the latest news on fraud, multi-level marketing, Ponzi schemes, regulations and auditing. She also offers tips on financial investigation.
Gary P. Opper is a CPA and co-founder of forensic accounting and fraud auditing CPA firm Levie-Opper, LLC. In this blog, Opper teaches you everything you’d want to know about Ponzi schemes and mortgage fraud, including information on how these crimes happen and how to avoid them.
Liz Gold, blog editor, offers something for CPAs of all ages and experience levels at this blog on WebCPA. From tips on boosting your sales with marketing and passing the CPA exam to increasing productivity, this blog is an essential resource for accounting professionals.
15. Control Freak
This newly redesigned and renamed blog is written by industry thought leaders and employees of Approva, a provider of continuous controls monitoring software. This blog focuses on the details of government fraud, risk, whistle-blowing and much more.
This blog was founded by Michelle Golden, president of Golden Practices Inc. Golden includes a virtually comprehensive accounting blog list on this site, plus multiple posts on starting and maintaining a business blog.
Kay Bell, a journalist and corporate communicator with a passion for taxes founded this blog to make “taxes less taxing.” Bell provides practical daily, weekly and monthly tax tips full of valuable information for both taxpayers and accounting professionals alike.
18. Tax Prof Blog
Paul L. Caron is a professor of law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and author of this blog. Caron offers a slew of tax resources, including comprehensive tax news, tax paper downloads, information on education and more.
James Edward Maule is a law professor at Villanova University School of Law and has taught federal income tax for 20 years. In this blog, Maule offers commentary on an array of tax topics, including tax legislation, taxing the wealthy and education.
20. Tax Rascal
Byrne Hobart, a self described “finance fanatic,” writes this tax blog. Byrne takes a critical look at current events and federal and state tax laws, including the hotly-debated soft drink and smoking taxes.