Our name is the Maryland Association of CPAs, but you know what? The events that impact our profession aren’t confined to Maryland. The people who are transforming our profession aren’t all Maryland residents. To help our members grow in a changing and complex world, we need to attend events from coast to coast. We need to build relationships with smart people everywhere.
And so we do. We’ve made a conscious effort to connect with the people who are doing groundbreaking work and changing our profession. They’re building the CPA profession of the future, and we firmly believe our members need to know who they are.
Today, those people include the folks at Xero.
They’ve been pushing the edge of the accounting envelope for a while now. I attended Xero’s first U.S.-based conference two years ago in San Francisco, where mind-numbing ideas like these were bouncing off the walls:
Xero is clearly speaking our language. That’s why I’m going back to Xerocon … and this time, I’m not going alone. The MACPA and the Business Learning Institute have a couple of key spots on the 2015 Xerocon agenda.
Mostly, though, we’ll be collecting stories about the future of the profession and sharing them with you. That’s what we do. And why? Because the important stuff doesn’t happen in Maryland alone. It’s happening everywhere.
Keep an eye on Xero, folks. They’re not focused on accounting. They’re focused on the future of accounting.
The difference is huge.