The State of Business with the Ohio Society of CPAs
We’re at the final episode in our series on workforce development and are using this as an opportunity to highlight some of the key points our guests have made these past two months. We’ve talked about the pipeline and the importance of early accounting exposure for high school and college students, how public and private industry approach continual learning for their staff, the skills that will be most in demand for professionals ...
In this episode, you'll hear from Barb Benton, vice president of government relations, and Tiffany Crosby, chief learning officer, who discuss the impact advocacy and legislative efforts have on workforce development. We cover OSCPA’s government relations efforts, sitting for the CPA exam and the critical role members play in using their voice.
We spoke with Jason Weigand, senior director for North America Tax for Proctor & Gamble, about what workforce development is like from a corporate perspective, the areas workers need to consistently upskill to stay competitive, the value in lifelong learning as an accountant and much more.
We spoke with John Jones, CEO & President of Hope Toledo. Hope Toledo is a 501(c) 3 organization that helps children obtain high-quality early childhood education through Pre-K and post-secondary training in college or trade schools. We talked with John about how DEI impacts workforce development for the profession, specifically around exposing diverse students to accounting and supporting them in their educational journey.
We spoke with Tracie Miller, program chair of MS and BS accounting at Franklin University and Sara Martin, employee experience manager at BMF, on the role universities and internships play in upskilling and reskilling accounting talent.
In this episode you’ll notice some common themes emerge among an accounting student, a recent grad and high school educators. We’ll hear about the value of having connections to accounting early in life, whether that’s through school or personal life. We’ll hear about the benefits of talking to others about the opportunities that come from this profession and what upskilling and development look like for young students. Thank you t...
In the second episode of our workforce development series, we're digging into how firms are handling the staffing shortage. We’re looking at how firms are finding new staff, working to keep retention high and reskill and upskill their employees. We spoke to Steve Black of Brixey & Meyer and Alyson Fieldman of Rockit Results for their perspective.
Next week: Hear the student perspective on what it's like to study accounting d...
The first episode in this series focused on workforce development and the accounting profession, we're speaking with Scott Wiley, OSCPA President & CEO, Tiffany Crosby, CPA, chief learning officer at OSCPA and Craig Marshall, CPA, assurance partner at EY and Board of Directors chair, to look at how workforce development has evolved over the years and how it impacts the profession now.
In the last episode of the State of Business podcast for 2022 we’re covering some of the top episodes in its history. Some of the most popular episodes from the podcast have covered a wide range of topics, a testament to the diverse and multi-layered accounting profession.
The State of Business will look different in 2023, as we’re moving to produce seasons of episodes that will focus on diving deep into one topic area. Look for ...
In this episode we spoke with James Rumph, enterprise anti-fraud leader at Columbus-based insurance and financial services company Nationwide, on the fraud trends to watch for, the danger of opportunistic fraud and what CPAs can do to help detect it.
Hear more from James at the Fraud & Forensic Conference on December 20: https://my.ohiocpa.com/topclass/searchCatalog.do?latest=true&keywords=fraud+forensic+conference
While it’s encouraging if your business is doing well, it’s crucial to consider future challenges and growth opportunities to ensure longevity. We spoke with several business experts in this week’s podcast episode on business management tips to help your business grow and evolve to meet the rapid pace of change.
“What accountants should know about ESG”
In this episode, we speak with Brandon Fredericks, CPA, principal at Apple Growth Partners. Earlier this year Brandon wrote a blog post titled “Your business and the metaverse” and he shared with me the perspective accounting professionals should take on the metaverse, how they can learn more about it now, ways the metaverse applies to business and more.
In this episode, we speak with Amy Vetter, CPA, CEO of the B3 Method Institute about the opportunity of advisory services. We discussed the benefits, the misconceptions and the future of advisory services for accounting firms. You can hear more from Amy on this topic in a six-week course starting October 28 and at a Client Advisory Services workshop on November 30.
October 28 – December 14: The Client Advisory Services Practice Roa...
We spoke with Lee Frederikson, partner at Hinge, a professional services firm about how accounting professionals need to try new approaches to retaining clients in this evolving business environment, what that means for technology and communication and how that might change in the future.
In this episode we spoke with Lisa Bodell, CEO of FutureThink and keynote speaker at the Fall Accounting Shows. She will present “Why Simplicity Wins,” a session covering how organizations can rid themselves of unnecessary complexity and focus on simplifying their work.
We discuss why organizations should simplify, mistakes to avoid, metrics to use to measure success and much more.
Register for the Fall Accounting Shows to hear ...
In this week’s episode we spoke with Eileen Smith, founder of SpokeSmith, about the value of public speaking. We discussed how it’s an essential skill for CPAs, how to overcome a fear of public speaking, the best ways to prepare and more.
Accounting Shows: ohiocpa.com/greatestshow
Public Speaking Course: https://my.ohiocpa.com/topclass/topclass.do?expand-OfferingDetails-viaTC=1-offeringId=14234968
In this episode we're speaking with John Jones, president & CEO of Hope Toledo. Hope Toledo is a 501(c) 3 organization that helps children obtain high-quality early childhood education through Pre-K and post-secondary training in college or trade schools.
In 2020 Society President & CEO Scott Wiley, CAE, announced a three-part commitment to end racism and help create a business environment that offers equal opportunity to all. The ...
As the business environment rapidly evolves, so does the accounting profession. In this episode, we’re highlighting some of the areas that are growing in popularity and will become topics accountants need to contend with in the near future. We spoke to three experts and you can hear their episode in full here:
"What accountants should know about ESG"
In this episode we're speaking with Reginald Lee, PhD, a business analytics professor at Xavier University and a co-founder of Business Dynamics & Research Ltd. We talked about the trap many businesses fall into when they are looking at cash savings and efficiency, the sales pitch that promises “you’ll save 50 millon dollars if you do this!” Reginald explained how that’s not always the case, and how it’s so crucial for CPAs to look...
In this episode we're speaking with Mary Adams, founder of Smarter Companies, a consultancy that focuses on how to use a holistic view to increase performance and value. We discuss environmental, social and governance factors, commonly referred to as ESG, and how they impact businesses, accounting professionals and the role ESG will play in the future. If you’re not familiar with ESG now, Mary can shed some light on why it’s time t...
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