21 episodes

Join your host, Laurence Whittam, on a groundbreaking podcast journey tailored for the modern accounting professional. ”Business Beyond Borders” delves deep into the world of accounting, offering a fresh perspective that transcends traditional boundaries. Each episode is a treasure trove of knowledge, focusing on trends, strategies, and the transformative power of staffing, outsourcing, and offshoring.

Why This Podcast?
- Explore Beyond Borders: Uncover the potential of global staffing solutions and how they can revolutionize your firm.
- Gain Key Insights: From the latest trends to timeless strategies, get the wisdom you need to excel.
- Conquer the CPA Game: Learn from the successes (and challenges) of industry leaders, and apply these lessons to your practice.

Dive Into:
- Trending Topics: Stay ahead with discussions on the most recent developments in the CPA world.
- Strategic Focus: Master staffing challenges with proven strategies for outsourcing and offshoring.
- Expert Chats: Hear from top professionals about best practices and innovative approaches.
- Practical Tips: Implement actionable advice to enhance your firm’s performance.

Business Beyond Borders: Impactful Insights for CPAs Laurence Whittam

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Join your host, Laurence Whittam, on a groundbreaking podcast journey tailored for the modern accounting professional. ”Business Beyond Borders” delves deep into the world of accounting, offering a fresh perspective that transcends traditional boundaries. Each episode is a treasure trove of knowledge, focusing on trends, strategies, and the transformative power of staffing, outsourcing, and offshoring.

Why This Podcast?
- Explore Beyond Borders: Uncover the potential of global staffing solutions and how they can revolutionize your firm.
- Gain Key Insights: From the latest trends to timeless strategies, get the wisdom you need to excel.
- Conquer the CPA Game: Learn from the successes (and challenges) of industry leaders, and apply these lessons to your practice.

Dive Into:
- Trending Topics: Stay ahead with discussions on the most recent developments in the CPA world.
- Strategic Focus: Master staffing challenges with proven strategies for outsourcing and offshoring.
- Expert Chats: Hear from top professionals about best practices and innovative approaches.
- Practical Tips: Implement actionable advice to enhance your firm’s performance.

    21 - Navigating Management, Work-Life Harmony, and the Changing Landscape of Accounting with Mike Manalac

    21 - Navigating Management, Work-Life Harmony, and the Changing Landscape of Accounting with Mike Manalac

    Join us as Mike Manalac shares invaluable insights on managing diverse teams, navigating the shift to virtual work, and prioritizing work-life balance in the accounting profession. Discover the power of humor and transparency in addressing industry challenges, along with practical tips for embracing technological tools to enhance collaboration. In this episode, you will be able to:
     
    Gain insights into the nuanced challenges of managing diverse teams in the accounting profession, from junior staff to senior members, and adapting communication styles accordingly.
    Understand how Google navigated the shift to virtual work during the COVID-19 pandemic, including changes in workplace culture and the utilization of collaborative spaces.
    Explore the importance of work-life balance and the process of taking extended time off, delving into strategies for planning, negotiation, and maintaining team productivity during absence.
    Discover the power of humor and transparency in addressing both the positive and negative aspects of the accounting profession.
    Learn practical tips for embracing technological tools like digital whiteboards to enhance collaboration, especially in remote or hybrid work environments, and how these tools can bridge generational gaps in the workplace.
     
    Reach out to Mike on LinkedIn or visit www.mikefromaccounting.com!
    Podbean: https://businessbeyondborders.podbean.com
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    Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/business-beyond-borders-impactful-insights-for-cpas/id1730771474
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/@businessbeyondborders-laurence

    • 42 min
    20 - Revolutionizing Accounting: Exploring Outsourcing, Innovation, and Future Trends with Darren Isaacs

    20 - Revolutionizing Accounting: Exploring Outsourcing, Innovation, and Future Trends with Darren Isaacs

    Join Darren Isaacs from Makosi as he discusses the transformative journey of outsourcing in accounting. Discover the benefits of tapping into South African talent and navigating digital transformation challenges. Gain insights into the future of accounting and global governance in this engaging conversation. In this episode, you will be able to:
    Gain insights into the evolution of outsourcing in the accounting industry, from traditional models to innovative approaches.
    Understand the unique benefits of recruiting talent from South Africa for accounting firms.
    Learn about the challenges and opportunities firms face in implementing digital transformation and embracing new technologies.
    Discover strategies for overcoming common obstacles in talent acquisition and development.
    Explore the role of the accounting profession in driving global governance and addressing environmental and social concerns.
    Reach out to Darren on LinkedIn or visit their website at www.makosi.com!
     
    Podbean: https://businessbeyondborders.podbean.com
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1LYaCQZRca1dWAVjUwZnm4?si=c83fe09a407f4518
    Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/business-beyond-borders-impactful-insights-for-cpas/id1730771474
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/@businessbeyondborders-laurence

    • 27 min
    19 - Maximizing Value: Transitioning to a 40-Hour Work Week in Accounting with Geraldine Carter

    19 - Maximizing Value: Transitioning to a 40-Hour Work Week in Accounting with Geraldine Carter

    Join Laurence Whittam in an insightful conversation with Geraldine Carter from Geraldine Carter, LLC. as they delve into the transformative journey of transitioning CPA firms to a 40-hour workweek. Gain practical strategies, mindset shifts, and valuable resources to achieve a healthier work-life balance while maximizing value creation. In this episode, you will be able to:
    Discover actionable steps to transition your CPA firm towards a 40-hour workweek, without sacrificing revenue or client satisfaction.
    Learn the importance of focusing on value creation, pricing strategies, and efficiency to achieve a healthier work-life balance for yourself and your team.
    Explore the mindset shifts needed to overcome common challenges such as fear of niching and reluctance to prune client rosters.
    Gain insights into the impact of this transition on the accounting profession, making it more attractive and sustainable for professionals at all levels.
    Access valuable resources like Geraldine Carter's five-day email course and podcast to further explore and implement these transformative concepts in your firm.
    Reach out to Geraldine at www.geraldinecarter.com!
     
    Podbean: https://businessbeyondborders.podbean.com
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1LYaCQZRca1dWAVjUwZnm4?si=c83fe09a407f4518
    Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/business-beyond-borders-impactful-insights-for-cpas/id1730771474
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/@businessbeyondborders-laurence

    • 26 min
    18 - Expert Insights, Leadership Strategies, and Innovative Solutions for Seamless Collaboration with Vivek Shah

    18 - Expert Insights, Leadership Strategies, and Innovative Solutions for Seamless Collaboration with Vivek Shah

    Elevate your outsourcing strategy with Vivek Shah of Infinity Globus – where insights meet innovation. Empower your team with effective leadership and a vibrant organizational culture, while navigating common challenges seamlessly. In this episode, you will be able to:
    Discover actionable insights into various outsourcing engagement models, equipping you with the knowledge to select the right approach for your business needs.
    Learn strategies to empower your team through effective leadership and a strong organizational culture, fostering growth and productivity in your outsourcing endeavors.
    Gain valuable tips and solutions to navigate common challenges in outsourcing, ensuring smooth collaboration and successful outcomes for your projects.
    Explore best practices for optimizing communication channels and operational processes when working with outsourcing partners, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness.
    Dive into Infinity Globus's innovative talent development programs and discover how they can accelerate your journey towards building a skilled and reliable remote workforce.
     
    Reach out to Vivek at https://www.infinity-globus.com
     
    Podbean: https://businessbeyondborders.podbean.com
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1LYaCQZRca1dWAVjUwZnm4?si=c83fe09a407f4518
    Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/business-beyond-borders-impactful-insights-for-cpas/id1730771474
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/@businessbeyondborders-laurence

    • 30 min
    17 - Unlocking the Power of Al: Transforming Accounting Practices for a Productive Future with David Cristello

    17 - Unlocking the Power of Al: Transforming Accounting Practices for a Productive Future with David Cristello

    In this episode featuring David Cristello, CEO and Founder of Jetpack Workflow, delve into the future of accounting with AI. Discover how AI is reshaping productivity in firms, the practical applications transforming admin tasks, and actionable steps to embrace AI for enhanced efficiency. In this episode, you will be able to:
     
    Understand the transformative potential of AI in accounting, including its impact on productivity and efficiency within firms.
    Explore practical applications of AI in accounting practices, from project management to client communications and beyond.
    Gain insights into how AI can augment traditional admin tasks, freeing up time for strategic business development and professional growth.
    Learn about real-world examples of AI implementation, including its role in customer support and its potential to integrate with existing workflow systems.
    Discover practical steps for getting started with AI, including how to tinker with AI tools and platforms to unlock their full potential for your firm's productivity and innovation.
     
    Reach out to David on LinkedIn or visit their website at  http://www.jetpackworkflow.com  for more insights!
     
    Subscribe to our podcast and follow us on your favorite platform to not miss out on future discussions vital for accounting professionals looking to innovate and lead effectively.
     
    Podbean: https://businessbeyondborders.podbean.com
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    Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/business-beyond-borders-impactful-insights-for-cpas/id1730771474
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/@businessbeyondborders-laurence

    • 31 min
    16 - Navigating the Global Workforce: Strategies for Managing and Growing Teams Effectively with Nick Sinclair

    16 - Navigating the Global Workforce: Strategies for Managing and Growing Teams Effectively with Nick Sinclair

    Join us for an enlightening discussion with Nick Sinclair of TOA Global as we explore the world of outsourcing and managing global teams. Tune in to unlock the keys to effectively managing and growing your global workforce. In this episode, you will be able to:
     
    Gain insights into effective strategies for managing and growing global teams within the context of outsourcing.
    Understand the importance of developing a comprehensive people strategy for long-term success in managing a global workforce.
    Learn practical tips for integrating offshore teams into your firm's culture and fostering collaboration across different locations.
    Explore the pitfalls of treating outsourcing as a short-term tactic rather than a long-term strategic investment, and how to avoid them.
    Discover the critical role of strong leadership in managing global teams and implementing successful outsourcing initiatives.
    Reach out to Nick at nick@toaglobal.com for more insights!
     
    Subscribe to our podcast and follow us on your favorite platform to not miss out on future discussions vital for accounting professionals looking to innovate and lead effectively.Podbean: https://businessbeyondborders.podbean.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1LYaCQZRca1dWAVjUwZnm4?si=c83fe09a407f4518 Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/business-beyond-borders-impactful-insights-for-cpas/id1730771474 Youtube: www.youtube.com/@businessbeyondborders-laurence

    • 30 min

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