Finding the Right Software for Your Firm with Randy Johnston

On Episode 60 of The Unique CPA, Randy speaks with Randy Johnston, Executive Vice President at K2 Enterprises and a leading technology consultant. Randy discusses how to find the optimal software package for client accounting services and shares his thoughts on the radical technology transition he foresees the industry undergoing over the next five years.

Important Links

K2 Enterprises

Network Management Group, Inc.

Randy Johnston’s Personal Website



About the Guest

Randy Johnston is an entrepreneur, teacher, leading technology consultant, and speaker who aims to help as many people as possible use technology in the way that benefits them the most. He is the Executive Vice President and co-owner of K2 Enterprises, which supports the application of technology to accounting and reaches about 100,000 CPAs in the US and Canada annually. Randy is also the CEO and co-founder of the Network Management Group, Inc., which offers 24/7 support to CPA firms in the US, and he sits on the board of RxGenomix. He has consulted for a wide range of technology companies, including Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Intuit, CCH, and Thomson.

Additionally, he has authored a number of books and writes a monthly column on technology for CPA Practice AdvisorRandy has been named a Top 20 Thought Leader in Accounting from 2011 through 2021. Accounting Today has placed him on its Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting lists from 2004 through 2021, where he currently sits at number 10. Randy was inducted into the CPA Practice Advisor’s Accounting Hall of Fame in 2011.

Meet the Host

Randy Crabtree, CPA

Randy Crabtree

Randy Crabtree, co-founder and partner of Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals, is a widely followed author, lecturer and podcast host for the accounting profession.

Since 2019, he has hosted the “The Unique CPA,” podcast, which ranks among the world’s 5% most popular programs (Source: Listen Score). You can find articles from Randy in Accounting Today’s Voices column, the AICPA Tax Adviser (Tax-saving opportunities for the housing and construction industries) and he is a regular presenter at conferences and virtual training events hosted by CPAmerica, Prime Global, Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), Allinial Global and several state CPA societies. Crabtree also provides continuing professional education to top 100 CPA firms across the country.

Schaumburg, Illinois-based Tri-Merit is a niche professional services firm that specializes in helping CPAs and their clients benefit from R&D tax credits, cost segregation, the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction (179D), the energy efficient home credit (45L) and the employee retention credit (ERC).

Prior to joining Tri-Merit, Crabtree was managing partner of a CPA firm in the greater Chicago area. He has more than 30 years of public accounting and tax consulting experience in a wide variety of industries, and has worked closely with top executives to help them optimize their tax planning strategies.