100 episodes

CPA Conversations podcast series focuses in on accounting-related news and hot topics.

CPA Conversations podcast Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

CPA Conversations podcast series focuses in on accounting-related news and hot topics.

    • video
    How to Pass the CPA Exam Faster

    How to Pass the CPA Exam Faster

    How to Pass the CPA Exam Faster
    By Jim DeLuccia
    Bob Gayhardt, business development manager for UWorld, provides high-level tips on passing the CPA Exam. Gayhardt stresses the importance of identifying strengths and weaknesses of subject material and why it’s important to avoid overthinking during the study process. Megan Burke, Gayhardt’s colleague at UWorld, also wrote about these tips for CPA Now.
     
     

    • 8 min
    CPAs Have a Vital Role in Keeping Small-Business Clients Compliant

    CPAs Have a Vital Role in Keeping Small-Business Clients Compliant

    Matthew May, founder and vice president of sales and marketing for Acuity CFO Online Bookkeeping Accounting and Business Tax, joins us to talk small-business compliance with standards and regulations. In particular, May stresses the role CPAs can play in making the process easier.
     

    • 6 min
    Benefit Clients by Upgrading Your R&D Credit Knowledge

    Benefit Clients by Upgrading Your R&D Credit Knowledge

    The research and development (R&D) tax credit is available to many organizations to help reduce their tax liability and overall financial expenditures. Unfortunately, many organizations don’t know everything they need to know to fully take advantage of the credit. To help educate these organizations, as well as the CPAs who represent them, we spoke with Ashley Chikes, director of operations for R&D experts EPSA USA, about steps CPAs can take when advising a client about the R&D credit, the ins and outs of the Pennsylvania R&D credit, and more.
     
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    • 20 min
    Knowing the Basics of Blockchain Is a Boon for CPAs

    Knowing the Basics of Blockchain Is a Boon for CPAs

    Kathy Brunner, founder, CEO, and president of Acumen Analytics, joins us to explore the basics of blockchain. She sheds light on the four different types of blockchain networks, how blockchain is currently being applied in business environments, opportunities for CPAs, and more.
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    • 10 min
    Surveying the Landscape of CPA Ethics and Acts Discreditable to the Profession

    Surveying the Landscape of CPA Ethics and Acts Discreditable to the Profession

    In a wide-ranging discussion about professional ethics, “Ethics Sage” Steven Mintz, professor emeritus with California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., highlights professional and personal behavior that would be considered injurious to the profession. Mintz also touches on how the current societal landscape can challenge CPA ethics as well as the positives and negatives of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
     
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    • 26 min
    CPA Evolution Exam Alterations Offer New Paths to Future Professionals

    CPA Evolution Exam Alterations Offer New Paths to Future Professionals

    In this episode of CPA Conversations, Jonathan Zigman, senior CPA content developer for UWorld LLC, provides an update on the current status of CPA Exam and the CPA Evolution initiative. He touches on what the CPA Exam is now and what the AICPA and NASBA hope it will become, the immediate benefits of the new proposed model, the advantages for would-be CPAs looking to move into specializations, and much more.
     
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

GeraldineDcarter ,

Down to Earth and Actionable Advice

You can always take tips and insights away from the conversations that Bill has with his guests.

Arlie K ,

Straightforward + actionable

CPA Conversations sits perfectly at the intersection between current events and accounting, delivering ample insight in an easily digestible package. A super helpful resource for breaking down what the latest news means for *you* as a CPA!

A morning fan ,

CPA wannabe

Some interesting topics I didn’t realize CPAs discussed. Keep them coming.

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