The State of Business with the Ohio Society of CPAs
Protection from cyber hackers takes commitment

Protection from cyber hackers takes commitment

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. 

Manufacturers find ways to pivot, adapt to pandemic challenges

Manufacturers find ways to pivot, adapt to pandemic challenges

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. 

How one CPA navigates rural clients and technology

How one CPA navigates rural clients and technology

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. 

OSCPA Executive Board Chair shares insights on profession and leadership

OSCPA Executive Board Chair shares insights on profession and leadership

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. 

DE&I in focus: Retaining diverse leaders

DE&I in focus: Retaining diverse leaders

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. 

The future of the CPA Exam

The future of the CPA Exam

August 11, 2021

"The future of the CPA Exam"

We're speaking with Daniel Dustin, CPA, Vice President, State Board Relations at NASBA and Julia Woislaw, Senior Manager, of CPA Evolution at AICPA about CPA Evolution. It’s a joint effort of NASBA and AICPA to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the changing skills and competencies accounting requires today and will require in the future.

We discussed where the initiative is at today, how this impacts accounting students as well as current CPAs, the impact this will have on the profession and much more. 

The value in embracing cryptocurrency for accountants

The value in embracing cryptocurrency for accountants

August 4, 2021

In this week's episode we're talking with Sean Stein Smith, CPA, assistant professor at Lehman College and serves on the advisory board of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance about cryptocurrency in the financial space. We discuss how financial institutions are reacting to Bitcoin and crypto, what non-fungible tokens (NFT) are, and the cryptocurrency will impact the accounting profession in the future. 

To hear more from Sean, register for the Financial Institutions Virtual Conference on Aug. 25: https://my.ohiocpa.com/topclass/topclass.do?expand-OfferingDetails-viaTC-Offeringid=10582980 

The career advice from some of our most popular episodes

The career advice from some of our most popular episodes

July 28, 2021

In this week's episode we're highlighting career advice from popular podcast episodes. Hear from  Kim Radison, founder of KKR Consult, on negotiating your next promotion, Celia King of Arrants McSwain on growing your leadership skills andAdrian Mayse, CPA, a tenured Associate Professor and Department Chair of Accounting at Howard University on writing a a picture book that allows children of diverse backgrounds to see themselves on the pages and learn about the accounting profession. 

To hear these episodes in their entirety, go to the links below:

Strategies for negotiating your next promotion

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/strategies-for-negotiating-your-next-promotion/id1377649472?i=1000521465763

CPA writes children's book on growing up to be an accountant

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cpa-writes-childrens-book-on-growing-up-to-be-an-accountant/id1377649472?i=1000513462193

How working with horses can reveal leadership abilities

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-working-with-horses-can-reveal-leadership-abilities/id1377649472?i=1000516148560

 

A CPA’s perspective on taking career risks

A CPA’s perspective on taking career risks

July 21, 2021

We're speaking with Jacob Schroeder, CPA, cofounder of Hydda Living and founder of Ascend Consulting, LLC about the role risk plays in our personal and professional lives. We discussed what it’s like to evaluate risk as a CPA, his perspective on risk as an entrepreneur and how to implement a system to determine whether a risk is worth it. 

What to expect working with farming and agriculture clients

What to expect working with farming and agriculture clients

July 14, 2021

In this episode we spoke with Paul Neiffer, CPA, a principal with CliftonLarsonAllen in Washington. He specializes in income taxation, accounting services, and succession planning for farmers and agribusiness processors and he’s a regular speaker at national conferences and contributor at agweb.com, a site that delivers business information on American agriculture. He also has a podcast called The Farm CPA. 

We discussed Neiffer's passion for agriculture, how farming has evolved over recent years, common misperceptions about farming, what's on the mind of farmers for the rest of 2021 and more. 

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