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Go Beyond Disruption

Release Date: 03/19/2020

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Go Beyond Disruption

"Actionable insights on a topic impacting firms and, really, ANY growing organisation". (#111) A bumper episode for any certified professional accountant who wants to innovate and grow their practice. Steven A. Menges (AICPA & CIMA, CPA.com California) presents this special compilation of interviews from CPA.com's "Modernising Your Practice" audio and content series. There's plenty of global relevance in this in-depth, new collection of best practices from the US accounting profession. Hear and share the individual interviews at . Segment 1 (starts at 02:15). Rebecca Toffolon, from...

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"We're all HUMAN... doing our best to ensure there's continuity in our various businesses and in our lives." (#110). When we first posted our ' video, it was shared online alongside dozens of personal video messages from CIMA members and students across the UK and around the world. And as the pandemic continues to impact us all, more of them are being added. This week, Megan Beamish (AICPA & CIMA, UK) introduces three of them: from Manchester, Edinburgh, and Greater London. RESOURCES. Watch our new video and all . Latest CIMA news always here at . AICPA coronavirus resource...

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"For those waiting to get recognised or be promoted, now is NOT the time to be humble or shy." (#109). Covid-19 has changed almost everything. Global unemployment rates are at record highs and professionals need to remain relevant whether seeking progression internally, or looking for a new opportunity outside their current organisation. is a Washington-based recruiter in the finance and accounting sectors. is EVP of Engagement and Learning Innovation at AICPA &  CIMA.  Together, they bring two complementary perspectives on one issue: career progression in troubles times....

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"Covid-19 has really highlighted the need to ensure that supply chains are lean, agile and built around COLLABORATIVE relationships." (#108). Like almost all businesses, the retail sector has been hard hit by the pandemic lockdown. While the coronavirus disruption isn’t permanent, it’s nevertheless a critical test of an organisation’s resilience which could help make it stronger in the long term. Resilience and flexibility are now more important than ever, so how do business leaders improve this? Our guests are accounting academics and and they share some useful findings from their...

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"The playing field has changed for EVER" (#107). Our guests this week are and a trio of US-based accounting professionals whose expertise blends finance, technology and people. We explore how companies can work remotely more effectively, collaborate better, and develop new ways of working together, apart, that will stand them in good stead long after the current pandemic crisis is behind them. We also hear about the work of the AICPA & CIMA Technology Task Force.  TALKING POINTS. Why’s collaboration suddenly more important than ever?  How to move from preparation to...

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"Unprecedented times REQUIRE unprecedented activity." (#106). As the coronavirus continues to spread, scenario-planning and strategic modelling can help you marshal your organisation’s resources around an action plan so you can react with speed and agility. Introduced by Colette Sharbaugh from the AICPA &  CIMA office in Washington, Ash Noah (AICPA) and Marc Seewald (Oracle) share best practices in scenario-planning. They outline how companies can move from emergency and crisis management today, to planning and modelling for a variety of continuity and recovery scenarios. This is...

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"Information technology is one thing but TEAMWORK is also very important." (#105). The final recording from our recent trio of live webcast Q&As about managing the impact of the coronavirus, each featuring a panel of accounting and finance experts from a different part of the world. Originally live-streamed on March 30th, this is a regional perspective from East Asia, with panellists (Hong Kong) and (Shanghai). TALKING POINTS. What are some of the things that HAVEN’T needed to change? What made that possible? What unexpected impacts have we seen? What do we learn from what went...

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"Be open, be agile but also be very FLEXIBLE in terms of how quickly you can react to fast-changing circumstances." (#104). The second of three audio recordings from our recent series of live webcast Q&As about the coronavirus, each featuring a panel of accounting and finance experts from a different part of the world. In this recording from March 23rd, you'll hear a UK and EU regional perspective from three panellists: from the Republic of Ireland, from the UK, and from Poland.  TALKING POINTS. What are some of the things that HAVEN’T needed to change? What made that...

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"Choose things you've never done before and hopefully, WHEN we come out at the other end, we'll be better off for it." (#103). This is the first of three special episodes discussing the impact on businesses of coronavirus. It's the audio recording from one of our recent series of live webcast Q&As, each one with a panel of accounting and finance experts from a different part of the world. In this recording from March 27th, you'll hear a US regional perspective from four panellists: (New York), (Maryland), (Louisiana) and (California).  TALKING POINTS. What are some of the...

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"This is a known risk. What has been UNKNOWN...is the quantification!". (#102). Ashok Noah, CPA, CGMA, FCMA is Managing Director of CGMA Learning, Education and Development at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Christina Kite is Vice President, Global Business Strategy & Analytics at Oracle. This is a recording of a recent AICPA webcast interview in which Ash and Chris discussed the critical issues that business leaders face during the coronavirus crisis. They took questions and shared practical suggestions to help business leaders manage these unique...

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(#101).We've put our pre-recorded interviews on hold for a while to concentrate on what's happening around us right now. We're talking about the coronavirus, sharing the AICPA & CIMA's official guidance, and introducing our new online resource centres offering support to our professional community across the world. We also look at our calendar of coronavirus-related webcasts coming up between now and the end of March 2020.

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  • The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants' guidance for members.
  • How we are supporting and enabling our professional community with new online learning resources and virtual events?
  • Where YOU can watch or listen to new webinars, podcasts and livestreams which put their finger directly on the pulse of remote service delivery, business impact and professional and personal resilience.
  • The impact on AICPA & CIMA events worldwide.

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