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

    The technology — and human — lessons of COVID-19

    The technology — and human — lessons of COVID-19

    Our ninth annual technology roundtable podcast was initially recorded in early March, just before the coronavirus pandemic started wreaking havoc on American lives and the economy. With the world at a dramatically different place than when we first recorded, the roundtable participants agreed to hold another call May 6 to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on accounting, accounting technology, and accountants themselves.

    Participating in the episode are two of the top technology experts in the accounting space: Donny Shimamoto, CPA/CITP, CGMA, founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, and Amanda Wilkie, a consultant with Boomer Consulting. They are joined by small firm owner Nikki Winston, CPA, who leverages technology to provide accounting services and CPA Exam coaching through her firm, The Winston CPA Group.

    • 24 min
    The hard trends that matter more than ever now

    The hard trends that matter more than ever now

    A hard trend can be defined as a predictable, future fact. While it’s tough to predict the price of oil or the direction of the stock market daily or weekly, finance professionals can focus on hard trends to have a better understanding of where business is heading. Tom Hood, CPA/CITP, CGMA, the CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute, shares insight into three hard trends and why they matter for accountants now.

    • 21 min
    State and local taxes during the pandemic

    State and local taxes during the pandemic

    Eileen Sherr, CPA, CGMA, a senior manager in the AICPA’s Tax Policy and Advocacy team in Washington, D.C., describes her work with volunteer members of the AICPA’s Technical Resource Panel for State and Local Taxation and with state CPA societies as they advocate with state tax authorities for coronavirus-related taxpayer relief at the state and local level, and resources for keeping track of each jurisdiction’s response.

    What you’ll learn from this episode:

    - In what ways state tax filing and payment relief measures do and don’t correspond to those of the federal government.

    - What further provisions the AICPA has recommended for state and local tax administrative and filing and payment relief during the pandemic.

    - Links to AICPA resources for learning more about state and local tax relief provisions and guidance related to COVID-19.

    • 18 min
    How family businesses can stay resilient during the COVID-19 crisis

    How family businesses can stay resilient during the COVID-19 crisis

    Jonathan Flack, CPA, the U.S. family business services leader at PwC, discusses the struggles family businesses are facing during the current economic crisis, as well as the unique strengths that can help them weather hard times such as these. He also shares advice for clients who are family business leaders, especially around communicating with staff and stakeholders.

    What you’ll learn in this episode:

    - How family businesses are faring during the current economic crisis.

    - How these businesses can improve liquidity during the economic downturn.

    - Advice for family business leaders having hard discussions with stakeholders.

    - The strengths of family businesses that can help them endure in this crisis.

    - What role continuity planning can play in crises of this nature.

    • 12 min
    How CPAs can help small businesses survive the pandemic

    How CPAs can help small businesses survive the pandemic

    CPAs are playing a vital role in helping smaller businesses cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Julie Killian, CPA, a shareholder at Clayton & McKervey in Michigan, discusses how her firm’s clients are responding to the crisis. She also shares steps smaller businesses can take to improve their financial standing and increase their chances of staying afloat.

    What you’ll learn in this episode:

    - The relatively simple tool that’s an essential first step for businesses struggling to get a handle on their situation.

    - What businesses should do first if they find themselves short on cash.

    - Why demand for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is so high.

    - How businesses can determine whether they’re eligible for the PPP, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, or both.

    - What clients should know about applying for government stimulus programs.

    • 16 min
    Quick relief with the CARES Act

    Quick relief with the CARES Act

    Chris Hesse, CPA, the AICPA Tax Executive Committee chair, analyzes how the CARES Act’s provisions allowing carryback of net operating losses for 2018 through 2020 interact with other new provisions.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

AprilDFaulkner ,

Great Podcast Sharing Various Perspectives

I love that this podcast has presented high level global views around the accounting industry.

Examples of topics I’ve noticed include: hot technical topics; helping impact and engage the upcoming workforce through engagement with educators; new technologies-with implications for existing practices, and building the new generation workforce; hiring practices and skills tips from C-suite to new grads - from a national perspective; various perspectives and conversations surrounding soft skills, management skills, success, improvement solutions and national trends.

If you have a commute or enjoy podcasts while exercising, I recommend this podcast.

I also love that most podcasts are less than one hour, and the host is considerate and respectful of the planned time schedule.

Timberwolf0952 ,

Not well prepared

Most episodes don’t feel planned out, the hosts aren’t listening, just reading a list of questions, and it’s got those terrible habits that accountants do when they present information that goes like this:

1. Apologize for what they’re about to tell you for being boring.
2. “We don’t really need to get into the weeds of the details.”
3. Excessive use of softening language.

Randiayana ,

Great

Great way to get nonpartisan non political party affiliated news, just the news accountants like

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