The State of Business with the Ohio Society of CPAs

The State of Business with the Ohio Society of CPAs

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June 24, 2020 20 min

In this episode we spoke with Congressman Warren Davidson, who represents Ohio’s 8th Congressional District, on what cryptocurrencies could mean for Ohio and the United States as we consider the long-term impact of digital currency. We discussed how he became interested in cryptocurrency in the first place, the value in educating legislators on the topics, how we can harness it in the US and more. 

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In this episode we spoke with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, LLC, a consulting, coaching and training firm empowering leaders and organizations to avoid business disasters. He’s the author of Never go with your gut: How pioneering leaders make the best decisions and avoid business disasters and his new book came out in April, titled The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias an...

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In this episode we spoke with Dr. Timothy Hinkel, assistant professor of accounting at the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University about Ashland's plans to bring students and faculty back to campus this fall and ensure feelings of safety. Hinkel offers a unique perspective as he was abroad during the coronavirus outbreak in early March, and returned from a school trip with some of the first confirmed cases...

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In this episode we spoke to Helen Sharkey about her experience of being pressured to cross ethical lines at work and how it resulted in an SEC investigation with her ultimately ending up in a federal prison. We discussed what those ethical pressures escalate, what the SEC investigation was like, how it felt going to prison and the steps she took to piece her life back together afterward. 

 

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In this episode we spoke with Ray Lampner, CPA and tax partner at Sikich LLP, about the Paycheck Protection Program, also know as the PPP. We spoke with Ray about the intricacies of the program, recent guidance, what applying for the PPP means in the long term and much more. 

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This episode features three Ohio businesses that are manufacturing items to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Watershed Distillery started making hand sanitizer and less vodka, gun and bourbon, Jergens Inc. started making more of a specific screwdriver and less of their other products, and the owner of Etsy shop, Grizzlee3D, ceased using his 3D printer for costumes and props and started using it for face shields. Learn about what they’...

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We spoke with Christopher Axene, CPA, principal at Rea & Associates and a member of OSCPA’s Federal Tax Committee about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act. We discussed certain provisions of the CARES Act such as the qualified improvement property fix, NOL carry backs and an acceleration of the ability to claim AMT credit refunds for C-Corps. 

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This week we spoke with Kristen Schmitt, CEO and Founder of Thrive to Lead, a consulting and coaching practice, about how your leadership can grow throughout your career by knowing your core values. Chances are your values will stay the same, but they'll be applied in different ways as you navigate your working life. These values influence how you interact with coworkers, take on leadership roles, deal with discomfort and much ...

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In this episode we spoke with Kristen Rampe, CPA and owner of Rampe Consulting about how teams can come together during this unprecedented time. You and your team might feel isolated and more stressed because of social distancing and the fallout from coronavirus, but you can use this time to grow and support each other. We talked about the mental health of a team, giving each other grace, how team leaders should adjust to this peri...

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In this episode we spoke with Lydia Mihalik, the Ohio Director of the Development Services Agency and the newly appointed Director of the Office of Small Business Relief, to learn more about how this office will help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. We talked about the mission of the office, how accountants can help, advice the director has for small businesses during this time and much more.

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In this episode we spoke with Margaret Jordan, Director of Business Development for Sikich’s Northeast Ohio office, about how Sikich dealt with the evolving disruptions to work because of the coronavirus. We talked about the value of having technology in place ahead of tough situations, connecting with coworkers, what remote work looks like for Sikich and their clients and much more. 

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In this episode I spoke with Jessie Wright, CPA, a member of OSCPA’s executive board team, manager at Schroedel, Scullin & Bestic, LLC in Canfield and a professor in the Accounting and Finance Department at Youngstown State University.

 Jessie teaches financial accounting, managerial accounting and the auditing section of the CPA review course for the Masters program. We discussed what it’s been like to teach during the coronav...

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In this episode we spoke with Crystal Faulkner, CPA, the incoming Executive Board president of the Ohio Society of CPAs and the Cincinnati market leader for MCM CPAs & Advisors. Crystal told us about the eight steps businesses can take to survive the coronavirus recession, as Ohio is currently under a stay-at-home order and non-essential businesses everywhere have closed their doors while others are scrambling to deal with the ...

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In this episode we spoke with Greg Skoda, CPA, and senior partner of assurance and Dani Gisondo, CPA, office managing partner, assurance, of Skoda Minotti’s merger with Marcum LLP. We discussed the work that went into the merger from the beginning, what made the timing right, the biggest changes they anticipated and more. 

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In this episode we spoke to Tom Skoog, principal and IT Risk & Advisory Practice Leader at Blue & Co. about cybersecurity in the manufacturing industry. Tom discussed why some manufacturers believe it will never happen to them, how cybercriminals find their targets, how manufacturers can protect themselves and much more.

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In this episode LaFern Batie, leadership consultant at The Batie Group, discusses the importance of making diversity and inclusion a “leadership imperative” and not just something your business does on the side. She also talks about the sessions she will lead at the upcoming OSCPA Crossing Bridges Summit in August and how attendees will develop the skills they need to start weaving D+I into the fabric of their businesses.

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March 3, 2020 22 min

In this episode we spoke with Jamie Menges, CPA, and principal of PDS Planning, a fee only firm in Columbus. Menges is also a member of the OSCPA Executive Board and  discussed his OSCPA experience, the primary objective of fee only firms, where he sees the future of fee only firms going, basic principles for success and much more.

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In this episode we spoke with Richard Karwic, a consultant with more than 40 years of financial and managerial experience and more than 15 years of experience as CFO for businesses in a variety of industries. We talked about what CFOs struggle with, what it actually means to be tactical, how to increase efficiency in teams and much more. And later in the episode we’ll hear from Kyle Bickhart, CPA and chief operating officer at OSCP...

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In this episode we spoke with Marc Ehrenreich, talent manager at Marcum LLP on professional development and the dreaded "Where do you want to be five years from now?" question. Although it’s now become a cliché, whether you’re an entry-level employee or consider yourself a seasoned pro it’s a question that is still beneficial to think about when considering your career goals and ambitions. 

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In this episode State Rep. Jena Powell R-Arcanum talks about how she became interested in running for office, what CPAs can do to help state government and what bills are in play right now that may affect the accounting profession.

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