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The (Accounting) Song of the Summer: Introducing the FloQast ReMind Rap — The Banger You Never Knew You Needed

For some time now, the FloQast team has been keeping a secret.

That all changes this morning.

In homage to the fantastic work the FloQast Studios team is doing, we decided to spice things up a bit. For the first time in company history, and maybe the first time in accounting software history (I’ll need to fact-check that one. Don’t wait up for me), we’re dropping a rap and accompanying music video, because this one’s personal to me.

Now, I know what you might be thinking. No, you’re not seeing things. We — FloQast Studios, myself, and the fantastic Alec King — collaborated on a song and produced a music video, and we couldn’t be more excited about finally being able to share it. 

Now, you might be wondering why

When we first released FloQast ReMind, I was transported back to my days as a senior accountant, sending out information requests — and, usually, numerous follow-ups — every month and constantly being held back while that info was gathered. I hated doing it, and that’s precisely why I was so excited to release a product designed to automate that process.

If you’re not familiar with FloQast ReMind, it’s a handy request management solution designed to automate the time-consuming tasks for requesting information (as well as the inevitable chain of follow-up requests we all know and hate) in order to remove bottlenecks. Corporate Communications Manager John Siegel, who made a cameo in the video as “Kevin,” did a good job of illustrating what ReMind does for those on the receiving end of ReMind messages.

All of this contributed to our decision to do something a little different this time around. As a big rap fan — seriously, it got me through many a long night working in audit, and when I went to industry —  I wrote out a first draft (in Excel. What can I say? I’m an accountant), and started working with FloQast Studios’s Josh Sims on an actual song. The final step was to bring in rapper Alec King to polish it up, and we were ready to go. 

Personally, I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. FloQast Studios — Josh in particular — did a great job with the song, and actually producing the video itself was a blast. I want to shout out Alec King for being a blast to work with, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank FloQast legend James Richman and the aforementioned “Kevin” (sorry, John) for their help in this process. 

Check out the ReMind rap when you get a chance, and stand by for some exciting news to come!

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Michael Whitmire

As CEO and Co-Founder, Mike leads FloQast’s corporate vision, strategy and execution. Prior to founding FloQast, he managed the accounting team at Cornerstone OnDemand, a SaaS company in Los Angeles. He began his career at Ernst & Young in Los Angeles where he performed public company audits, opening balance sheet audits, cash to GAAP restatements, compilation reviews, international reporting, merger and acquisition audits and SOX compliance testing. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Syracuse University.