The State of Business with the Ohio Society of CPAs is a podcast for accounting, finance and business community that focuses on the news impacting professionals today and in the future.
How to manage a difficult employee
"How to manage a difficult employee"
In this episode we're speaking with Eileen Connor, director of human resources at Bober Markey Fedorovich, about how to manage a difficult employee. We discuss what being a difficult employee means, how to have a discussion about behavior, the impacts difficult employees have on the organization and others and much more.
Protection from cyber hackers takes commitment
In this episode we're speaking with Greg Gomach, senior client executive at DMC Technology Group and part of Ohio CPA proud organization William Vaughan Company. We talk about the threat of ransomware, how to handle it internally and what to tell your clients, steps to take if you discovered you’ve been hacked with ransomware and much more.
Manufacturers find ways to pivot, adapt to pandemic challenges
"Manufacturers find ways to pivot, adapt to pandemic challenges"
In this episode we're speaking with Jason Tuma, CPA, partner at Sikich LLP on how the manufacturing industry is handling the pandemic. While Jason said many of his clients have figured out the best way to safely work during COVID, they’re still encountering roadblocks. We discussed the Sikich Industry Pulse survey on Manufacturing and Distribution, how the manufacturing industry is handling vaccines, some of the biggest pain points for the industry and much more.
How one CPA navigates rural clients and technology
In this episode we're speaking with Shayna Chapman, CPA, founder and chief strategist at Shaynaco, which offers tax management, advisory services and accounting technology and consulting. We discussed the impact of technology when working with rural clients. The pandemic forced almost everyone to begin using virtual technology to run their businesses, but what about those who have almost no internet connection and no desire to move any of their business dealings virtual?
We talked about how to best interact with rural clients when it comes to technology, unique issues rural clients face that others don’t, how CPAs can be successful when serving a rural population and much more.
OSCPA Executive Board Chair shares insights on profession and leadership
"OSCPA Executive Board Chair shares insights on profession and leadership"
In this episode we're speaking with Lori Kaiser, the CEO of Kaiser Consulting and the Chair of the Ohio Society of CPAs Executive Board. Lori has been a member of OSCPA for more than thirty years, and we discussed how she first became involved in the board, what she’s learned through serving on boards over the years, her goals for OSCPA during her time as board chair and more.
DE&I in focus: Retaining diverse leaders
"DE&I in focus: Retaining diverse leaders"
The accounting profession must work persistently on its culture and continue developing its pipeline to address a lack of diversity in its leadership. That was the conclusion of a study of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the U.S. accounting profession conducted by The Institute of Management Accountants – with help from The Ohio Society of CPAs.
On this episode, Loreal Jiles, lead researcher on the study and IMA Director of Research, leads a conversation with Scott Wiley, president and CEO of The Ohio Society of CPAs; and Margaret Finley, OSCPA's diversity, equity and inclusion strategist.
They discuss the challenges that are preventing diverse accounting employees from advancing, how professional organizations can help and more.
Learn more on this topic in the upcoming September/October issue of CPA Voice.
Terrific Podcast Host
Jessica did a wonderful job in her interview with me - highly recommended as a terrific podcast host!
Thank you for allowing me to share part of my debt-free journey.
How CFOs can Excel at HR
Thank you to the Ohio Society of CPAs for allowing me to share some HR thoughts with your membership!