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The Important Role Accountants Play in Keeping the American Dream Alive!

#AICPAENGAGE kicked off this morning with Maria Contreras-Sweet, former Administrator of the Small Business Administration, speaking on The Power of American Businesses and Entrepreneurs. She opened her keynote with an effusive thanks to all of us CPAs because we are the ones helping small business owners pursue their dreams and also advising and holding big … Continue reading

Getting Ready to Go Beyond and Transform Accounting

This year’s AICPA ENGAGE (#AICPAENGAGE) conference theme is “Go Beyond”, and this morning’s keynote looked at how the “accelerated pace of change and advances in technology are creating the need for us to go beyond convention … disrupting the ways in which we think, learn, communicate, [and] conduct business.” There’s a great video on AICPA … Continue reading

Fun with BKR in the Dominican Republic | Life as a CPA (Season 2)

I’ve always loved getting to explore new places. I think I inherited the gene from my grandmother who despite her humble upbringing in Wahiawa, Hawaii, spent a lot of time reading about different cultures and history, and traveled to see the world on a very modest budget. I am somewhat similar. I don’t believe in … Continue reading

Personal branding for CPAs | Life as a CPA (Season 2)

My conference season this year began with a visit to the Arkansas Society of CPAs‘s Emerging Leaders “Catfish and CPE” event. It was fun for me to share the story of how I went from “Donny Shimamoto” to “donnyitk”, as I taught over 40 emerging leaders in Little Rock, AR how to leverage the CPA … Continue reading

How Accountants Help Drive Value from Big Data

Day 2 of the AAA Accounting IS Big Data conference started off with a great panel of executives from companies focused on the data and analytics space: Jim Johnson, CFO, Adaptive Insights Jeremy Ivener, Vice President of SAP’s HANA Cloud Platform Roman Stanek, CEO, GoodData Adam Wilson, CEO, Trifacta A side note on diversity: it … Continue reading

Do We Leave Accounting Technology Laggards Behind?

2016 was my 5th year attending CPA Practice Advisor’s Thought Leader Symposium (check out the tweets at #CPAPA_TLS) and it continues to be one the most educational events for me as a change leader in the accounting profession.  The brain candy derived from being able to listen and contribute to discussions around the major challenges facing the accounting … Continue reading

Understanding the Domains of Accountant Professional Development

As I gained exposure to the variety of training available to accountants, I started to become confused and wasn’t sure how to differentiate between the multitude of events.  In-firm training, state society training, national conferences, vendor training, vendor conferences, industry conferences, and a variety of workshops and “academies”, the categories alone are overwhelming. Reflecting on … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (15): Reflections

I hope you enjoyed Ty’s story as much as I did. It was interesting to read a story that is essentially about me, and to see the same events through another person’s eyes. I laughed, I reminisced, and I asked: “Wait, is that really what happened?”, and then went “Oh yeah, I guess it did … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (14): Now what? Is CPA a Career Option?

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 22 – I remember that one of my accounting professors said “Becoming a CPA means joining a club”. I think what he meant to say was that by becoming CPA it will professionally separate you from others. Same thing with Lawyers and Medical Doctors, the CPA license will give you … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (11): Finally in Maryland, for IT Audit School

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 19 – After 2 days we have to say good-bye to the Government and Not-for-Profit Conference and the beautiful Washington DC, and now we are off to Towson, Maryland! Why Towson? It is because Donny is teaching at the AICPA’s IT Audit School and it’s held in Towson. Why is … Continue reading

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