Financial Executives International presents the FEI Weekly Podcast: an audio digest focusing on the ideas and strategies in finance and accounting.
Your resume and LinkedIn profile need work
Trust us, you’re probably making at least one of these LinkedIn profile and resume mistakes. From the FEI Engage Job Search Bootcamp, listen to recruiting expert Alyssa Gelabrd explain how to improve your resume and online presence.
Special Guest: Alyssa Gelbard.
The encouraging, but not surprising, spread of AI in financial audits with KPMG’s Thomas Mackenzie
We all know that AI will forever change the finance and accounting landscape, but how quickly is it happening and what are the actual benefits? In this episode, we speak with Thomas McKenzie, KPMG audit, US and global CTO about the speed of AI adoption and the critical areas where preparers need to catch up.
Special Guest: Thomas Mackenzie.
Auditing your holiday meal and accounting for a global food crisis with Dr. Lisa Jack
As the US settles into its traditional Thanksgiving holiday meal, it should be remembered that a majority of the globe remains in a constant state of food insecurity. According to the USDA, a combination of the lingering effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and risks associated with the ongoing Russian military invasion of Ukraine are fueling the problems.
But developed nations are not immune, with the UK experiencing its crisis as food prices are rising and trade agreements with overseas partners failing.
In this episode we speak with Dr. Lisa Jack, Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Portsmouth. Dr. Jack is one of the few accounting researchers to examine the agri-food industry and the effects of accounting and performance measurement practices on the industry, and on society more widely.
Special Guest: Lisa Jack.
What California’s new sustainability disclosure laws mean for coming SEC rules with Persefoni’s Kristina Wyatt
Over the past year the accounting profession has been waiting for the Securities and Exchange Commission to reveal new disclosure rules around sustainability reporting. The rules will have a major impact on how public companies construct and communicate their finance reports.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the new SEC rules: California - the largest US state economy and one of the largest world economies – passed their own sustainability disclosure legislation that throws an even greater amount of complexity around the ESG reporting debate.
In this episode of the podcast we speak Kristina Wyatt Deputy General Counsel and Chief Sustainability Officer for carbon and climate reporting platform Persefoni, about the new rules and how they could enhance or conflict with future SEC proposals.
Special Guest: Kristina Wyatt.
Leveraging automation in the close and taking the mystery out of tech in accounting with FinOptimal’s Jesse Rubenfeld and Tom Zehentner
Translating new technology into the sometimes slow to change world of accounting and finance takes a fair amount of passion to overcome established practices and generation skepticism. Jesse Rubenfeld and Tom Zehentner of FinOptimal are an example of a new crop of entrepreneurs trying to move the industry in the right direction.
In this episode of the podcast Tom and Jesse discuss their passion for automation, their love hate relationship with Quickbooks and how to have a startup mindset in accounting.
As you will hear, we began the conversation after a few technology missteps of our own.
Special Guests: Jesse Rubenfeld and Tom Zehentner.
Weighing The Cost of Success
CFO Judy Wright shares how she navigated getting her MBA, CPA, raising a young child, and finding work after her move from China.