Mark McAndrew

Mark McAndrew

Mark is XCM’s Vice President of Consulting Services and responsible for workflow advisory consulting and productivity enablement software deployments. His consultative approach has helped optimize productivity with dozens of Top 300 public accounting firms and Fortune 1000 corporations.

Recent posts by Mark McAndrew

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2021 Tax Filing Season in Data as of 04/01

By Mark McAndrew on 4/13/21 10:15 AM

Welcome back to the third installment of the 2021 tax filing season in data! And with this update, we bring welcome news – the 04/01 update shows a significant jump in the 2021 filing pace, despite the IRS and Treasury extending the federal filing and payment date to 05/17/2021.

Topics: Tax Public Accounting Tax Season in Data
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2021 Tax Filing Season in Data as of 03/15

By Mark McAndrew on 3/25/21 9:00 AM

Welcome back to the Tax Season in Data, where we take a look at the 2021 tax season filing pace for 1040, 1065, 1120-C, and 1120-S returns compared to the same period last year.

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2021 Tax Filing Season in Data as of 03/01

By Mark McAndrew on 3/11/21 9:00 AM

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How Are You Using the Data You Already Have?

By Mark McAndrew on 12/14/20 9:00 AM

In turbulent times, data-driven decision-making becomes increasingly important, both within the firm and externally with clients. Clients are increasingly asking firms to provide guidance and projections driven by data, even if they don't use those words. They may ask the firm to advise where they can find this data themselves or for the firm to recommend technologies and tools can they can use to facilitate daily decision-making.

Topics: Technology Analytics
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2019 Tax Season in Data: 10/15/2020

By Mark McAndrew on 10/22/20 9:00 AM

Welcome to the ninth installment of the tax season in data, for the period ending 10/15/2020. Congratulations, tax filers, the last deadline of the year has passed!

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2019 Tax Season in Data: 09/01/2020

By Mark McAndrew on 9/10/20 9:00 AM

Welcome to the eighth installment of the tax season in data, for the period ending 09/01/2020. Though the filing deadline has come and gone, we’re still seeing demand for national – and comparable firm size – data from both Analytics as a Service customers and our readers. So, welcome to the post-season update!

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2019 Tax Season in Data: 07/15/2020

By Mark McAndrew on 7/30/20 9:00 AM

“Measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals.” – Booker T. Washington

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2019 Tax Season in Data: 06/30/2020

By Mark McAndrew on 7/9/20 9:00 AM

“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

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2019 Tax Season in Data: 06/15/2020

By Mark McAndrew on 6/22/20 9:00 AM

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Being the fan of cliché’s and motivation quotes that I am, I’ve provided you a few throughout this blog series. In that spirit, here is a turn of phrase we’ve all used at some point, I’m sure, and coincidentally one that inspired Ben Franklin to come up with the quote I offered in my last blog. “There is no time like the present; a thousand unforeseen circumstances may interrupt you at a future time.”

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2019 Tax Season in Data: 05/20/2020

By Mark McAndrew on 5/25/20 9:00 AM

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"Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today."

Benjamin Franklin is responsible for that piece of advice, and it's as accurate now as it was when he first said it in the eighteenth century. Rarely is postponi

Topics: Technology Industry Tax Public Accounting COVID-19 Analytics Tax Season in Data Tax Season 2019