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How should you future-proof your organization and your career in a complex and chaotic world? Host Bill Sheridan, thought leader with the Maryland Association of CPAs, gets answers from some of today's most forward-thinking thought leaders.

Future-Proof Business Learning Institute

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

How should you future-proof your organization and your career in a complex and chaotic world? Host Bill Sheridan, thought leader with the Maryland Association of CPAs, gets answers from some of today's most forward-thinking thought leaders.

    Riding out the Great Resignation, with Gabrielle Bosche

    Riding out the Great Resignation, with Gabrielle Bosche

    Understanding what employees want often comes down to a single word, and that word is purpose. Gabrielle Bosche shares how companies can find and retain the talent they need to make their business thrive.

    • 32 min
    Tax compliance circa 2022, with Sona Akmakjian

    Tax compliance circa 2022, with Sona Akmakjian

    In this episode, we look at recent tax changes through a regulatory and compliance lens with Sona Akmakjian. Sona is Avalara’s Senior Director of Global Accounting Strategic Partnerships. She’s also a CPA with 29 years of transactional tax services and automation experience. Sona talks about the impact the pandemic has had on business and taxes, including things like e-commerce, the supply chain, the workforce, and its overall impact on tax compliance.

    • 24 min
    Regulation's revolution, with Mike Manspeaker

    Regulation's revolution, with Mike Manspeaker

    Mike Manspeaker is an Assurance Services Partner with Smith Elliott Kearns and Company in Maryland with over 40 years of experience. We talk about the rapid pace of legislation and regulatory changes to the CPA profession.

    • 42 min
    Resilience, perseverance and strength, with Kelly Mann

    Resilience, perseverance and strength, with Kelly Mann

    Kelly Mann shares her incredible true story all about resilience, perseverance, and strength on her way to creating and growing a business from scratch – all while dealing with some of the most devastating news a person could face.

    • 58 min
    CPA 101, with Jerry Maginnis

    CPA 101, with Jerry Maginnis

    Jerry Maginnis recently released a new book titled "Advice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession: How to Make Your Assets Greatly Exceed Your Liabilities." We talk about advice for young professionals and how veterans can welcome them in and keep them once they arrive.

    • 33 min
    Changes of State, Changes of Thought with Pascal Finette

    Changes of State, Changes of Thought with Pascal Finette

    Pascal Finette is Co-Founder and "chief heretic" with be radical. He talks about what happens to our skills, our processes, and our existing strategies when we encounter what he calls “state changes,” and how we can ask better questions for our problems.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

MLangland ,

The Future is Bright

This podcast renewed my engagement and optimism in the accounting profession. Bill interviews a great lineup of inspirational guests covering the emerging topics and technology that we need to know to create the most value for our customers and develop the future leaders of this profession.

Mark Colgan ,

A must-listen

Future-Proof is an excellent podcast for the current times. I particularly enjoyed the interview with Cheryl Duvall - great episode! Thanks Bill!

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as an entrepreneur, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Bill does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving business, and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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