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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

Life as a CPA (10): I smell politics! Government & Not-for-Profit Conference 2013

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 18 – My last visit to Washington DC was about 10 years ago back in college. I spent one of my spring breaks in D.C. visiting my friend at Howard University. I did all the touristy things like visiting the Reflecting Pool, Lincoln Statue, and Smithsonian Museum, but never realized … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (9): Donny gets interviewed!

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 17 – The conference is fun, exciting, and very tiring as well. Your day is filled with seminars, workshops, meetings, and other fun events. It is the last night at the conference, and there is a fun event planned at the one of the lounges at Bellagio. I don’t know … Continue reading

AICPA Council (1): Rebelling against the penguin suit

Note from Donny: For those of you following our Life of a CPA series, we’ll be taking a quick interlude from that series to bring you some immediate insights from the AICPA Governing Council Meeting occurring from Sunday, October 20, 2013 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013. ********** Today’s AICPA Governing Council Meeting (see twitter hashtag … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (6): Power of Networking

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 15 – It sounds funny to me that I am traveling from Honolulu to Vegas for business. I don’t know if there is any occasion that I will encounter this kind of situation in the rest of my life. This moment is priceless. The trip to Vegas was really fun. … Continue reading

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