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Go Beyond Disruption

Release Date: 03/05/2021

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Go Beyond Disruption

"As a professional who also listens to podcasts, are there any accounting-related topics that you were listening to 3 years ago that you're still interested in now?" Every weekend this anniversary month, we'll be asking you just one question - a different one every week - and inviting you to record your answer in your own voice and send it to us. The first question is above. Please use the widget below to record and send us your message. Happy recording! If this didn't work, try leaving your response on our dedicated . Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links...

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"You can compare what you're facing against what OTHER firms are facing." AICPA & CIMA have just launched their 'Top Issues' surveys, one for the and focused on UK CIMA Members in Practice (MIPS). Brad Barbour, Manager for Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) outlines how finance professionals can contribute, why that's important, and how sharing their opinions will end up helping small firms everywhere. Talking Points. These are some of the topics we discussed in this episode. New understandings of what previous research has told us about the issues facing small CPA...

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...YOU could be in the top 25% of podcasts...  Our guest is CPA-turned-podcaster David Spray. He's a Texas-based serial entrepreneur who recently started a pair of businesses with podcasting at their heart. He talks about why having a podcast is almost like having a superpower, about the 50 ways podcasting can benefit a finance professional, and about why he launched a podcasting-for-CPAs service. Talking Points. These are some of the topics we discussed in this episode. Why having a podcast is like having a superpower. Relative to blogs, websites and videos, podcasts are the...

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 1 in 5 people in the workplace have been experiencing overwhelm during the pandemic, including people who normally rate their RESILIENCE as 'very high'. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (UK) and Mental Health Awareness Month (USA), returning guest Katie Demain of iOpener Institute explores how the pandemic has transformed our individual, organisational and leadership approaches to mental health and wellbeing.  We discuss the theme of this year's campaign - Nature - and the importance of connection as a powerful counterbalance to uncertainty. Talking Points. These are...

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 "Would you go to an interview with a brown paper bag on your head?" Sean Purcell is an award-winning trainer of finance staff. The Founding Partner of UK-based WiseUpNow shares tips to build better finance business partnerships, both internally and externally. He outlines ways to improve engagement, build trust, better understand colleagues and create opportunity in a post-lockdown environment. And he has something to say about webcams... Talking Points. These are some of the topics we discussed in this episode. What we USED to think about better business partnering before the...

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"Unlocking the true value of analysing the data; THAT'S where we're best positioned." Emily Chee (KPMG) and Maria Pollieri (Oracle, now retired) join our guest host Jim Gilbert (Jim Gilbert CPA) in this month's special 'Tech Advisory' edition of our podcast. They discuss CPA-relevant technologies in action, how to embrace innovation, and the 'win-win' opportunities offered to finance professionals by data analytics and associated new technologies. Power up your Data Analytics skills with our on May 19th, 2021. Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free...

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In the next five years the GIG pool is forecast to take on as much as 20% of the workload at most financial institutions. The rising prominence of the so-called 'gig' economy - and the increasing relevance of independent finance professionals (IFPs) - offers a fertile topic for this conversation. In the first of several podcasts about the 'gig' economy, we'll explore how the AICPA & CIMA will be supporting this growing sector with new resources and tools Talking Points.  What do we mean by "gig" economy? What does it imply for accountants and finance professionals? Who is...

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The disruption is the moment a client knocks on the door... (Your) answer CAN'T be "I don't know what to do!" Concluding this 3-part blockchain special, CPA.com's Senior Director (Strategy and Innovation) Kacee Johnson talks to returning guest Ron Quaranta, Chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA). They explore some of the most recent developments in blockchain and look ahead at what’s to come. Blockchain is one of the many emerging technology trends that have the potential to disrupt the accounting and finance role. This 3-part mini-series explores some of the latest...

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"Globally, cryptocurrency transactions is a new booming area and a lot of countries are shifting their attention ... to capture that revenue" " CPA.com's Senior Director (Strategy and Innovation) Kacee Johnson talks to Amy Miller, Senior Manager for Tax Policy and Advocacy at AICPA & CIMA. They explore the most recent advancements in regulatory changes as it relates to cryptocurrency, and how new tax provisions impact accounting firms. Blockchain is one of the many emerging technology trends that have the potential to disrupt the accounting and finance role. This 3-part mini-series...

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"Bitcoin is the 'Kleenex' of cryptocurrency - the one that people hear about on the news - but it's just a gateway." Blockchain is one of the many emerging technology trends that have the potential to disrupt the accounting and finance role. We explore some of the latest advancements in this three-part series with leading subject matter experts.  Part 1 outlines the complexities and best practices of crypto asset management. In the run-up to our annual Blockchain Symposium, CPA.com's Senior Director (Strategy and Innovation) Kacee Johnson talks to Lukka CEO Robert Materazzi. ...

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"The key to a business's future is CREATIVITY, not coding".

How does a business move beyond spreadsheets while still using data more effectively? What cloud-integrated, process-automation tools can be built without needing any knowledge of code? This week's perspectives come from the city of Surat in India, from where we're joined by Rachit Khator, Founder of Stackby.com. Stackby is a collaborative database platform that helps non-technical people create and customize their own software. 

Talking Points. 

  • What an API actually is.
  • Ways a business could “unbundle” from spreadsheets.
  • Why the key to a business's future is creativity, not coding.
  • Some useful, common spreadsheet skills that will help leave spreadsheets behind.

Our Guest. Based in Surat, India, Rachit Khator holds dual Master’s degrees and spent 4 years working in Venture Capital and Product Management for a large Fortune 500 in the USA. He's worked with over 15+ technology startups and, after years of dealing with multiple spreadsheets and applications, returned to India in 2018 to build Stackby. 

Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free and paid-for resources to implement in your own team or organisation.

  • Explore this topic on future.aicpa.org.
  • Get templates on the Stackby website, join their new 'Maker' community which launches shortly, or invite people in the finance and accounting profession to start converting their own process-templates into future-ready templates. Sign up for free at www.stackby.com and use it for free forever. 

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About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.

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