The Roots of ‘Radical’ CPAs

Young businessman thinking, software icons in thought cloudHow the ‘new firm’ was born.

By Jody Padar
The Radical CPA

I started to use this newfangled payroll software that worked through the Internet. Back then they didn’t call it the cloud. It was just payroll software that used an Internet browser. It solved my business problems of preparing paychecks, paying taxes and filing tax returns for my customers. The technology was PayCycle, a cloud-based payroll software.

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PayCycle (which has since been acquired by Intuit) fundamentally changed my firm and my life. All of a sudden payroll became one of the most profitable areas of our firm. It also became a catalyst to selling and packaging our other core services.

It was the beginning of something bigger.