October 13, 2021
"A CPA's perspective on failing CPA exam sections, networking tips and more"
In this episode we're speaking with Courtney Arrington, a CPA in Virginia who writes the blog "The Accounting Struggle," that provides guidance for students and professionals with CPA exam study tips, networking advice and more. We discussed what the process was like for her to grow her blog following, the value in being open about your failures in the profession, advice for young professionals and much more. Here’s what she had to say.
October 6, 2021
"The opportunities and challenges of the construction and real estate industries"
In this episode I’m speaking with Doug Houser, CPA, principal, director of construction & real estate services at Rea & Associates about the construction and real estate industries. We discuss how the industries have fared during the pandemic, what hurdles they still are dealing with, what CPAs who serve these industries should know and much more.
September 29, 2021
"How subscription model pricing can help you beat your competitors"
In this episode we're speaking with Ron Baker, CPA, founder of the VeraSage Insititute and Soul of Enterprise talk show about the subscription pricing model for firms. We discussed the profession’s reaction to the subscription model, misconceptions, how to get started and much more.
You can hear more from Ron at our upcoming Virtual Accounting Shows in October and November, register here: https://ohiocpa.com/cpe/major-conferences/accounting-shows
September 22, 2021
"How to manage a difficult employee"
In this episode we're speaking with Eileen Connor, director of human resources at Bober Markey Fedorovich, about how to manage a difficult employee. We discuss what being a difficult employee means, how to have a discussion about behavior, the impacts difficult employees have on the organization and others and much more.
September 15, 2021
In this episode we're speaking with Greg Gomach, senior client executive at DMC Technology Group and part of Ohio CPA proud organization William Vaughan Company. We talk about the threat of ransomware, how to handle it internally and what to tell your clients, steps to take if you discovered you’ve been hacked with ransomware and much more.
September 8, 2021
"Manufacturers find ways to pivot, adapt to pandemic challenges"
In this episode we're speaking with Jason Tuma, CPA, partner at Sikich LLP on how the manufacturing industry is handling the pandemic. While Jason said many of his clients have figured out the best way to safely work during COVID, they’re still encountering roadblocks. We discussed the Sikich Industry Pulse survey on Manufacturing and Distribution, how the manufacturing industry is handling vaccines, some of the biggest pain points for the industry and much more.
September 1, 2021
In this episode we're speaking with Shayna Chapman, CPA, founder and chief strategist at Shaynaco, which offers tax management, advisory services and accounting technology and consulting. We discussed the impact of technology when working with rural clients. The pandemic forced almost everyone to begin using virtual technology to run their businesses, but what about those who have almost no internet connection and no desire to move any of their business dealings virtual?
We talked about how to best interact with rural clients when it comes to technology, unique issues rural clients face that others don’t, how CPAs can be successful when serving a rural population and much more.
August 25, 2021
"OSCPA Executive Board Chair shares insights on profession and leadership"
In this episode we're speaking with Lori Kaiser, the CEO of Kaiser Consulting and the Chair of the Ohio Society of CPAs Executive Board. Lori has been a member of OSCPA for more than thirty years, and we discussed how she first became involved in the board, what she’s learned through serving on boards over the years, her goals for OSCPA during her time as board chair and more.
August 18, 2021
"DE&I in focus: Retaining diverse leaders"
The accounting profession must work persistently on its culture and continue developing its pipeline to address a lack of diversity in its leadership. That was the conclusion of a study of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the U.S. accounting profession conducted by The Institute of Management Accountants – with help from The Ohio Society of CPAs.
On this episode, Loreal Jiles, lead researcher on the study and IMA Director of Research, leads a conversation with Scott Wiley, president and CEO of The Ohio Society of CPAs; and Margaret Finley, OSCPA's diversity, equity and inclusion strategist.
They discuss the challenges that are preventing diverse accounting employees from advancing, how professional organizations can help and more.
Learn more on this topic in the upcoming September/October issue of CPA Voice.