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Journal of Accountancy Podcast

The Journal of Accountancy podcast discusses the key issues facing the accounting profession.

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Mistakes people make when applying for a job (Part 3)

In the third part of a three-episode series, independent recruiter Beth Berk, CPA, offers her final recommendations on what job candidates can do to secure that new position.


23 Jan 2017

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The outlook of finance decision-makers for 2020

How long can cautious optimism last for an upward U.S. economy aptly described as “long in the tooth”? This episode delves into the thinking of CPA decision-makers.


6 Jan 2020

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How tax reform is impacting tax practitioners

Jeffrey Porter, CPA, discusses how practitioners are dealing with the changes so far.


12 Jun 2018

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What CPAs need to know about their tax software

Every year, The Tax Adviser conducts a tax software survey that readers have come to rely on to help them choose what software to use and keep up with changes in the industry. In this episode, The Tax Adviser Editor-In-Chief Alistair Nevius explains what we can learn from this year’s survey.


22 Aug 2017

Rank #4

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The 5 traits of a great manager

As Gallup’s decades of research have shown, managers are key to an organization’s success. In this podcast, Nate Dvorak, a workplace researcher and client adviser at Gallup, reveals what Gallup’s studies say about the qualities needed for effective management and how employers can choose the right people to promote to manager.


1 Apr 2019

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Revenue recognition tips for not-for-profits

Not-for-profits have their own specific concerns related to the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new revenue recognition standard. Find out in this episode how the new standard applies to not-for-profits.


17 Jun 2019

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The tech trends we’ll see in 2020 and beyond

2020 is not far away, and that means major changes related to technology are coming at us fast. The tech-focused founder of a consulting firm provides a preview.


6 Nov 2019

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How AI, blockchain, and automation will reinvent accounting

Three of the profession’s top technology experts discuss the radical changes emerging technologies will bring to accounting — and accountants — over the next 1–5 years.


27 Feb 2018

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5 steps to a successful sale

With mergers-and-acquisitions activity on the upswing and Baby Boomers retiring in large numbers, many owners are now looking to exit their businesses. Fentress Seagroves, deals partner for the U.S. with PwC, outlines the steps business owners can take to ensure a successful transition and discusses the many ways CPAs can support them during this process.


25 Nov 2019

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How CPAs can become thought leaders

According to Brandon Allfrey, CPA, CGMA, partner with Squire and Company, thought leadership can be a career-booster for just about everyone.


5 Jun 2018

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Is state legislation endangering the CPA license?

The regulatory environment around the country is causing concern among CPAs — who are keeping a close watch on state legislation that might affect CPA licensure.


27 Jun 2018

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Tips to ease the stress of Form 990 preparation

IRS Form 990 is a complex, comprehensive form that can be a big challenge for a not-for-profit organization to prepare. Brian Yacker, CPA, managing director of YH Advisors, describes best practices for a stress-free and compliant preparation of Form 990.


25 Mar 2019

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A new staffing model for accounting firms

What will accounting firms and accounting departments look like after lower-level, repetitive tasks are automated and unprecedented amounts of data can be mined for business insights? That topic takes center stage in the second part of our annual accounting technology roundtable podcast.


6 Mar 2018

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A closer look at threats to CPA licensure

Legislation in states around the country could put CPA licensure in danger. This episode examines what practitioners need to know to help ensure the profession is protected.


22 Jul 2019

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Emerging global fraud trends

Fraud and forensics expert Roger Darvall-Stevens explores emerging global fraud trends and what finance professionals and accountants can do to protect themselves and their firms.


31 Oct 2019

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How to keep fear from short-circuiting your career

Lindsay Stevenson, CPA, CGMA, has a message for those of us who doubt ourselves or let a fear of failure take hold in this special-edition podcast recorded at AICPA ENGAGE 2019 in Las Vegas.


12 Jun 2019

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Networking secrets that will help advance your career

Todd Cohen, a regular speaker at the AICPA’s CFO Conference, explains why we should network regularly, as opposed to networking only when we need to.


30 Mar 2018

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What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

What’s the latest on a new licensure model proposed by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the AICPA? This podcast episode gets you caught up.


16 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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Bad relationship with your boss? How to fix it

Having a poor relationship with your manager can be detrimental to both your work and your quality of life. Maureen Hoersten, COO of staffing and recruiting group LaSalle Network, recommends ways to uncover the root cause of a bad working relationship and strategies for repairing it.


12 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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Serious presentation tips from a stand-up comic

John Garrett -- a stand-up comedian, widely traveled speaker, and former practicing CPA -- shares insights on how to deliver a memorable presentation at your next conference.


7 Oct 2019

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