34 episodes

Accounting firm leaders are justifiably concerned about recruiting and retaining the talent needed for their firms to survive, and ideally, thrive. MOVE Like This features conversations, lessons and ideas firms have used to successfully find, retain, develop and advance women and diverse talent to drive competitive advantage and stand out from the crowd.

MOVE Like This‪!‬ Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk

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Accounting firm leaders are justifiably concerned about recruiting and retaining the talent needed for their firms to survive, and ideally, thrive. MOVE Like This features conversations, lessons and ideas firms have used to successfully find, retain, develop and advance women and diverse talent to drive competitive advantage and stand out from the crowd.

    Tricia Bencich with Moss Adams Joins the MOVE Conversation Again

    Tricia Bencich with Moss Adams Joins the MOVE Conversation Again

    On this episode, Bonnie is joined by Tricia Bencich of Moss Adams for the second time. We go deep on the idea of "mental load" and how it impacts us, particularly women, in the workplace. While you may not be familiar with the phrase "mental load," I'm willing to bet you experience it all the time, since it is a term for the invisible labor involved in managing a household and family. We talk about why women carry so much mental load, how it shows up in our daily work and personal lives, and some strategies for reducing it. If you've ever felt stressed by all you have to do, listen to this episide and share it with your friends and family too.
    To watch Tricia's full MOVE Mini Summit presentation on mental load via CPA Academy, attended by more than 1000 people, visit: https://www.cpaacademy.org/archived_show/a0DQh000009agQ9MAI
    To learn more about Moss Adams, visit https://www.mossadams.com/home.  

    • 29 min
    Rob Lucas with the Alzheimer's Association Joins the MOVE Conversation

    Rob Lucas with the Alzheimer's Association Joins the MOVE Conversation

    On today's episode, we talk to Rob Lucas, the director of corporate initiatives at the Alzheimer's Association. Why, you ask? In part, because Bonnie was recently asked to join their Accounting Industry Leadership Council, and she wanted to share the great work of this group. Interestingly, it is often accountants that notice the first signs of Alzheimer's in their clients, which is part of the reason this council was formed four years ago. We talk about what the council does, as well as delving into broader toipics such as the fact that we now have medications that can slow the progression of Alzheimer's, the barriers medical professionals face when it comes to diagnosing and treating it, and the important role advisors like accountants and attorneys can play in planning for the future. 
    To learn more, visit https://www.alz.org/ or call their toll-free number, 1-800-272-3900. 
    To read (and share!) the list of 10 Healthy Habits for your Brain, visit https://www.alz.org/help-support/brain_health/10-healthy-habits-for-your-brain.
    To join the Accounting MOVE Project walk team or make a donation, go here: https://act.alz.org/site/TR?team_id=889240&pg=team&fr_id=17539 

    • 25 min
    Carol Ann Nash with Armanino Joins the MOVE Conversation

    Carol Ann Nash with Armanino Joins the MOVE Conversation

    On today's episode, Carol Ann Nash from Armanino shares what her firm is doing to create a work culture that takes into account post-COVID desires for flexibility while also meeting team needs when they come into the office. We discuss what employees are saying they want most, not only in terms of where they work, but in the type of work they do. She shares the five tenets of Armanino's work strategy and offers advice for firm leaders looking to create a culture where people want to work and grow into leadership roles. To learn more about Armanino, visit https://www.armanino.com/. 
    To view Carol Ann's full session on The Future of Work on CPA Academy, visit https://www.cpaacademy.org/archived_show/a0DQh000008sP87MAE.
     

    • 33 min
    Jen Wilson with Convergence Coaching Joins the MOVE Conversation

    Jen Wilson with Convergence Coaching Joins the MOVE Conversation

    Strap in for a deep conversation with Jen Wilson, Co-Founder & Partner with Convergence Coaching, and a fellow member of the CPA Consultants' Alliance (https://cpaconsultantsalliance.com/). We talk about some of the biggest challenges facing the accounting profession, the work of the National Pipeline Advisory Group (https://www.accountingpipeline.org/), the importance of inclusion and diversity for firms' longevity, and how fiercely independent firms can compete and win in today's landscape. To learn more about Convergence Coaching, visit https://convergencecoaching.com/. 

    • 40 min
    Trevor Williams with GRF Joins the MOVE Conversation

    Trevor Williams with GRF Joins the MOVE Conversation

    On this episode, I catch up with Trevor Williams, DEI Director with GRF CPAs & Advisors. He and his firm were recently featured in an Accounting Today article for their DEI efforts and the transparency report they released that talks about the strides made, but also points out the areas where more work is needed and how they are going to get there. We dig into current DEI skepticism, the many facets of diversity, and get his advice for firms looking to start or expand their DEI initiatives. He also gives the coolest answer yet to where he'd travel if money and time weren't an option. To learn more about GRF, go here: https://www.grfcpa.com/.
    Read GRF Pushes Forward on Diversity Efforts Despite DEI Backlash: https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/grf-pushes-forward-on-diversity-efforts-despite-dei-backlash
    Read GRF's 2023 DEI report: https://www.grfcpa.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/2023-GRF-DEI-Transparency-Report_Final.pdf

    • 29 min
    Michael Annichine with the Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation Joins the MOVE Conversation

    Michael Annichine with the Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation Joins the MOVE Conversation

    In this episode, we take a break from accounting and talk about something that impacts all of us: healthcare. As the CEO of Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation, Michael has a front row seat to what is going on in women's healthcare and is one of the strongest advocates in the area. We talk about what brought him to this role, why women have only been included in clinical and pharmaceutical trials for such a short time, and the simple way he's found to build trust with marginalized communities. We also discuss how to advocate for your own healthcare. To learn more about Magee-Womens Research Institute, visit https://mageewomens.org/ and be sure to follow them on your favorite social media platforms. 
    And if you are interested in learning more about the history of women's healthcare, he recommends reading All In Her Head.

    • 23 min

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