About iShade

iShade is the accounting profession online.

iShade is a one-of-a-kind online community conceived and built exclusively for the accounting industry. The iShade user community includes CPAs, EAs and other accounting professionals from around the globe, related associations and societies, vendors, university accounting students and professors, consultants, and thought-leaders to the profession.

Through the iShade web portal, you can:

  • Connect and network in a collaborative environment
  • Utilize the turn-key firm intranet
  • Access iShade faculty
  • Aggregate content and information in a single place

Connect and Network in a Collaborative Environment

Opportunities abound to build a professional and social network of your peers. iShade provides all users with an appropriate, business-oriented medium in which to build and manage your online identity as a professional CPA or Chartered Accountant. You can also create or join custom user groups. Groups can be formed around any topic, interest or demographic and offer users a common, convenient forum to pool resources and promote communication and open discussion among members. Through the 2020 Gateway, you'll have access to 2020 International, an association of over 2,000 firms that have identified themselves as willing to help other practitioners with a need in their respective locations with technical expertise and global reach for your most demanding clients. As an iShade member, you'll be able to read reviews from your colleagues , as well as submit your own ratings and reviews.

Utilize the Turn-Key Firm Intranet

Connect directly to your entire staff (from 2 to 2000) through a sophisticated private firm intranet that allows staff to post internal discussions, announcements, resources and updates to your firm’s calendar. Creating additional efficiencies, online practice aids are also available within your firm’s intranet environment.

Access iShade Faculty, and the Resource Library

The iShade faculty is exclusively comprised of some of the brightest, most-respected and sought-after figures in the profession. Our expert practitioners and consultants have established a pedigree within the accounting industry and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with others. You can readily access these thought-leaders through webinars, online chats and Special Interest Groups. Users also have unlimited access to the Resource Library which consists of a growing collection of valuable materials including a multitude of practical, ready-to-use tools and resources direct from the desks of iShade Faculty members. All tools and resources in the iShade Library are categorized in the areas of Practice Management, Practice Development, People Development or Technical to make it easy to find exactly what you need fast.

Aggregate Content and Information in a Single Place

iShade is all about efficiency. Using the iShade Dashboard alert system, updates from your subscriptions will be pushed directly to your Dashboard eliminating the need to constantly hunt down and check blogs and news feeds for current articles of interest.