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The AICPA presents the Journal of Accountancy podcast. Where we talk about the key issues facing the accounting profession.

Journal of Accountancy Podcast Journal of Accountancy

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    • 3.9 • 55 Ratings

The AICPA presents the Journal of Accountancy podcast. Where we talk about the key issues facing the accounting profession.

    Burnout’s telltale signs and how leaders can better understand them

    Burnout’s telltale signs and how leaders can better understand them

    Burnout at work was a concern even before the COVID-19 pandemic quickly left so many people isolated. The components of burnout are heightened now, according to author Britt Andreatta, Ph.D., in a December interview.
    In this episode of the Journal of Accountancy podcast, you can hear more about burnout and how it can affect overall mental health. Stefan van Duyvendijk, Accounting Operations Evangelist with FloQast, shares data about burnout among accountants, explains why some of us struggle to see the signs of burnout, and offers advice for managers.

    • 14 min
    Why a busy-season debrief has value, and why it’s not just for tax teams

    Why a busy-season debrief has value, and why it’s not just for tax teams

    How soon is too soon to have a debrief after busy season? And what should be the goal of such a debrief? Those topics are addressed in a special crossover episode with the AICPA Town Hall series. Hear three CPAs discuss the topic, how it’s applicable to more than tax season, and how firm leaders of different sizes approach the debrief. The full Town Hall episode is here, and the speakers in this segment are:
    Lisa Simpson, CPA, CGMA, vice president–Firm Services at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants; Brandon Lagarde, CPA, director of the Tax Services Group at Postlethwaite & Netterville; and Brent Forbush, CPA, CGMA, managing partner of Forbush & Associates. The conversation is a follow-up to an article Lagarde and Forbush co-authored in early 2020 in The Tax Adviser.
    Also, learn about the IRS response to a TIGTA report that noted the IRS destroyed millions of unprocessed information returns.

    • 23 min
    A finance transformation case study, plus a news roundup

    A finance transformation case study, plus a news roundup

    This episode of the podcast focuses on a busy week in news and a story of finance transformation in action. Janis Parthun, CPA, and Steve McKechnie, leaders in RGP’s finance transformation practice, explain how a recent client engagement led to efficiencies for the client, a global food and beverage company, and lessons learned for RGP.
    Also, here are links to Journal of Accountancy articles mentioned in the news roundup:
    S. sanctions that include a ban on providing accounting and management consulting services to Russia. A TIGTA report on e-filing and the IRS. Puerto Rico residents get guidance on claiming the child tax credit. TQAs provide guidance on auditor reporting.

    • 19 min
    Helping build a better tax system

    Helping build a better tax system

    Because of their training and experience, CPAs are rightly considered the foremost providers of tax services to taxpayers. Some CPAs also serve the taxpaying public at large — with appreciation for Congress’s task to enact equitable tax laws and the IRS’s job to diligently and fairly administer them — by recommending improvements to both. They can do so in many ways, but in this episode, we’ll explore two paths: the AICPA’s volunteer tax committees and a council directly advising the IRS’s top leadership — from the experience of a longtime trailblazer, Jeff Porter, CPA.

    • 22 min
    CPA tech talk: When it comes to transformation, where do you start?

    CPA tech talk: When it comes to transformation, where do you start?

    Donny Shimamoto, CPA/CITP, CGMA, is one of two accounting firm leaders presenting at AICPA & CIMA ENGAGE on where to begin when it comes to starting a technology-focused advisory practice. Client advisory services (CAS) are a growing opportunity for firms, so the presentation by Shimamoto and Liz Mason, CPA, is timely.
    In this episode, Shimamoto takes a look back — at how firms and CPAs in general worked to integrate technology — and a look ahead — to what advisory services could look like in the future.

    • 15 min
    Mental health matters: How asking the right questions can help

    Mental health matters: How asking the right questions can help

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s the focus of this episode of the Journal of Accountancy podcast. Kari Hipsak, CPA, CGMA, senior manager–Firm Services at the AICPA, explains why mental health matters to her and shares advice for how managers and organizations can better promote mental health of their staff.
    Several resources are mentioned in the episode:
    Hipsak’s interview about mental health on the What’s Your “And”? PCPS mental health resources. A recent Journal of Accountancy article on companies expecting to increase pay for employees.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone innovating in the accounting space, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Neil does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating an ever-changing accounting industry - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

musikm46 ,

JofA

This podcast, not unlike the AICPA in recent years, is starting to sound more like a leftist Ted talk and less like a useful podcast for actual practicing CPAs

jkrohmer ,

Informative but awkward

It makes you wonder if accountants trying to sound natural and interesting is the most awkward thing in the world.

There’s just a ton of people who are clearly reading from a script. It’s painful.

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