43. Evolving with Client Expectations & The Growth of Client Accounting Services | with Hitendra Patil
Release Date: 02/18/2019
Summer’s over, October’s here, and things are changing. But that’s the state of our world today, isn’t it? And not just when it comes to the weather. Change is the new normal, and that can be an uncomfortable thing, especially for CPAs. But for those who are ready to embrace it — to adapt a more nimble and flexible mindset — there are a lot of opportunities just waiting to be taken advantage of. The question is, then, how do we do that? How do we start embracing flexibility and fluidity as competitive advantages? How do we start thinking about transforming...info_outline 70. The Culture Key: Bet on Talent | with Dee Ann Turner
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Today’s episode is all about Color Accounting — and if you’re not familiar with Color Accounting yet, you need to be! So, we invited Peter Frampton, co-founder of Color Accounting, onto the show to teach us all about what Color Accounting is and why it’s so important to the future of our profession. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit blionline.org/blog. Resources: ColorAccounting.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/peterframpton How Color Accounting works: https://youtu.be/QeoCoatHGsY Color Accounting’s books on accounting and finance:...info_outline 68. Blunt Talk About 'Cannabiz' Issues | with Emily Burns
Today we’re going to talk about something you probably didn’t expect from this show: Cannabis. But legalization for both medical and recreational cannabis products is growing at the state level. At this point, it seems like a hard trend. So it’s high time we talked about this stuff (pun intended) if we want to future-proof this profession. To help us come to a joint understanding, if you will, about how we can best serve our clients in this area, we are joined by Emily Burns, who provides customized legal and consulting solutions specifically for the rapidly evolving...info_outline 67. Why you need a cloud strategy | with Blake Oliver
We’ve been talking about the cloud for so long now that it’s easy to assume that everyone already has it figured out – but that’s the wrong assumption to make with our profession. There are exceptions, of course. There are some accounting and finance pros out there who take pride in getting ahead of new technologies early. But a sizeable part of the profession hasn’t made that leap yet. So Blake Oliver, co-host of the Cloud Accounting Podcast, joins us to assess where we’re at in the profession when it comes to cloud adoption, as well as what’s next from here....info_outline 66. Doing Digital Vs. Being Digital | with Matt Loeb
How do you transform your organization into a truly digital organization? It’s not as simple as it sounds. You can’t just about employ some digital technologies and think that you’ve made it. Doing digital and being digital are not the same things. Not even close. So, we’re joined by Matt Loeb, principal of Optimal Performance Seekers and acting CEO of SECURE, who is simply one of the deepest thinkers about what it means to be digital in an increasingly digital world. Quite frankly, too many people get this stuff wrong, and Matt is here to point us in the right...info_outline 65. How Maryland saved Washington ... and the country | with Chris Formant
To know where you’re going, you have to have an understanding of – and an appreciation for – where you’ve been. Publisher and activist Marcus Garvey said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” And Michael Crichton, the bestselling author of Jurassic Park and Westworld, said, “If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” Why are our two favorite quotes about history also about trees? Who knows. But these quotes...info_outline 64. Regulation: A Hard Trend with a Big Impact | with Russ Golden
We spend a lot of time on this show talking about future trends and technologies — things like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and automation – and, more importantly, what those things mean for the future of our profession. But there are many other hard trends — a.k.a. future facts, a.k.a. things that we know are going to happen – that will have a huge impact on what we do. The topics aren’t always as sexy, sure, but they’re equally impactful, and if we want to get serious about becoming future-ready, we need to be talking about these things, too. So, that...info_outline 63. How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World | with Neil Irwin
Our guest today is Neil Irwin, who is the senior economic correspondent at the New York Times and the best-selling author of The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire, about the global financial crisis and its aftermath. And Irwin recently wrote a new book titled How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World: The Definitive Guide to Adapting and Succeeding in High-Performance Careers. It’s a fascinating and important book, given the changing and complex world we live in. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit blionline.org/blog. Resources: ...info_outline 62. People Problems | with Paul McDonald
Today, we’re talking about the elephant in the room, or what Tom Hood would call the dead moose in the room. That thing that’s stinking up the joint but that nobody wants to do anything about – or, more to the point, nobody knows what to do about it. That dead moose is talent. How do you find it? How do you keep it? How do you set your organization apart from all the others out there so people want to work for you? It’s a HUGE problem, and here’s why in three short words: One point five. That’s the unemployment rate for accountants and auditors....info_outline
Are we evolving to meet our clients’ evolving expectations?
More and more of our clients don’t want to deal with accounting, finance, or payroll. They want to focus on what they do well and leave all of that other stuff to someone else – and that someone else could be you, if you’re set up to provide it.
That’s where this week’s guest comes in. Hitendra Patil is the Director of Customer Success at AccountantsWorld, the author of Accountaneur: The Entrepreneurial Accountant, and one of the 100 most influential people in accounting, according to Accounting Today. So, he’s kind of a rock star in the accounting and finance world, and he’s got his finger on the pulse of what’s driving public accounting into the future.
To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit blionline.org/blog.
- Learn more at AccountantsWorld.com
- Read: Accountaneur: The Entrepreneurial Accountant
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hitendrapatil/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/HitendraRPatil
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