Blake Oliver

Manager in the Outsourced Finance & Accounting, Armanino LLP
Blake Oliver
Blake Oliver is an entrepreneur, accountant, and writer who specializes in cloud accounting technology for small businesses.

In 2016 and 2017, Blake was named a “40 Under 40” in the accounting profession by CPA Practice Advisor. He works as a Manager in the Outsourced Finance & Accounting department of Armanino LLP, the largest accounting and consulting firm based in California and a top 25 firm nationwide. In his spare time, Blake curates Cloud Accounting Weekly, a free newsletter covering apps, automation, and resources for accountants to grow their firms.

It all started in 2008 when Blake was an unemployed music major. Always good with computers and numbers, he picked up bookkeeping as a way to pay the bills. Surprisingly, it turned out that Blake was significantly more in demand as a bookkeeper than a cellist — and he even enjoyed it! Thus, a day job became a career.

In 2012, Blake founded Cloudsourced Accounting, an online bookkeeping service with a mission to disrupt the business models of traditional CPA firms and freelance bookkeepers. The firm was an early adopter of cloud accounting apps such as Bill.com and Xero, which enabled staff and clients to collaborate 100% remotely. Within three years, Cloudsourced Accounting was a team of twelve serving approximately 200 customers spread across the United States. HPC, a virtual CPA firm, acquired Cloudsourced Accounting in 2015, and Blake joined the HPC team as Director of Technology and Marketing. After taking time off to finish up his CPA exams, Blake joined Armanino in 2017.

Blake holds a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University and an Accounting Certificate from UCLA.