Free Site Registration

App of the Week: Accounting Balls


Have you ever had to explain to a client exactly how a balance sheet works? And seen the glazed look of incomprehension steal across their faces?

Accounting Balls

Let's face it -- you're never going to turn most of your business clients into accountants (and that's probably just as well, because then they might think they could do without you). But you can raise their accounting consciousness, so to speak, and the Accounting Balls app may be a good place to start.

Designed for students in an introductory accounting course, the app offers a "game-ified" approach to learning about debits and credits and the whole balance sheet equation. The free entry-level version should be enough to teach even the most accounting-impaired client about debits and credits, increases and decreases for just assets, liabilies and equity.

The only downside is that it's only available for iOS devices -- iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches.

Missed any of the previous Apps of the Week? View them here:


Be the first to comment on this post using the section below.

Add Your Comments...

Already Registered?

If you have already registered to Accounting Today, please use the form below to login. When completed you will immeditely be directed to post a comment.



Accounting Technology


The Virtual Firm

November 7, 2013

Jennifer Katrulya, CEO of the Business Management Resource Group, discusses how to run an accounting practice from an iPad or other mobile device in a virtual environment, in an interview with managing editor Tamika Cody at Accounting Today's Growth & Profitability Summit in Orlando.

Social Media Tips for Professional Services Firms

October 9, 2013

Social media strategist Adrian Dayton and BeachFleischman PC chief marketing officer Eric Majchrzak discuss how accounting firms and other professional services firms can use LinkedIn, Google+ and other social networks to market their offerings to potential clients, and use search engine optimization to showcase their content, in an interview with Accounting Today senior editor Danielle Lee.

Top 10 Tech Trends for 2014

March 3, 2014

As companies gain more affordable access to new technology and platforms, they also seek to make smarter investments. As we begin 2014, James Cashin, partner at McGladrey, has identified ten common strategies in how companies are capitalizing on their IT investments to best implement process improvements and increase performance.