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The State of Business with the Ohio Society of CPAs
18 minutes | 4 days ago
How to achieve your goals in 2021
In this episode we spoke with Kristen Schmitt, founder of Thrive to Lead, LLC., a coaching and consulting firm, about setting and achieving your goals. We discussed what goal setting looks like if 2020 threw off your goals completely, how to set realistic goals, when to adapt and change your goals and much more.
27 minutes | 11 days ago
What financial well-being means for business professionals
We spoke with Danetha Doe, a financial psychologist, founder of the aspirational money blog Money & Mimosas and expert on financial wellness in the workplace. We covered how to shift into the mindset of financial well-being, the importance of intentionality in the process, how it evolves throughout life and much more. Learn how you can purchase Danetha's book here: https://www.danethadoe.com/book
29 minutes | 18 days ago
How young professionals can enhance their careers
We spoke with Lindsay Stevenson, CPA about how young professionals can enhance their careers. She has been recognized as 2019 Most powerful women in accounting by the ACIPA and CPA Practice Advisor. She’s a graduate of the AICPA Leadership Academy, Vice President of Finance At 1st Financial Bank USA and owner of Origin Evolution, a management consultant company. We discussed finding ways to make meaningful professional connections, the differences between mentors and sponsors, not being afraid of failure and much more.
20 minutes | 25 days ago
How to negotiate salary depending on your career level
We spoke with Kris McGuigan, founder and CEO of Professional Courage, a career services company, about the nuances that come with salary negotiation. We discussed how salary negotiations differ depending where you’re at in your career, whether you’re just being hired or have been in your role for years, common mistakes made during salary negotiations and much more.
22 minutes | a month ago
Pandemic recap: Stay informed in these crucial areas
While the arrival of vaccines is encouraging, we still remain very much in the midst of a pandemic impacting almost every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Since the spring OSCPA has covered the pandemic extensively and in this episode you’ll hear from top experts about the changes brought on by the pandemic and how you can prepare for the future. How scammers are using COVID-19 to their advantage https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-scammers-are-using-covid-19-to-their-advantage/id1377649472?i=1000498174705 How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted M&A https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-the-covid-19-pandemic-has-impacted-m-a/id1377649472?i=1000493078756 Managing your personal finances during the COVID-19 pandemic https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/managing-your-personal-finances-during-covid-19-pandemic/id1377649472?i=1000486486359 What you can do to bring your team together during a crisis https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-you-can-do-to-bring-your-team-together-during-a-crisis/id1377649472?i=1000473011922
26 minutes | a month ago
What to know about the latest round of PPP funding
In this episode we spoke with Ray Lampner, CPA, a partner at Sikich to discuss the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program. Since last summer much of the guidance has been clarified but Ray told me there are still areas practitioners need to consider carefully. We discussed how this round is different, mistakes to avoid that might have been made last year, advice he has for those applying and much more.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
National Society of Black CPAs is ready to "move the needle" on diversity in profession
In this episode we spoke with Shannon Nash, CPA, Esq. and chair of the National Society of Black Certified Public Accountants (NSBCPA) and the chief accounting officer at Reputation.com. According to the NSBCPA website, less than 1% of all CPAs in the US are Black. We discussed how to increase this number, the accounting profession’s struggle with diversity, the nonprofit’s long-term goals and much more.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
How to make your virtual career fair experience a success
In this episode we spoke with Andy Weyand, director of the Career Services Office in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University, about virtual career fairs. Meeting with recruiters and potential future employers can be a nerve-wracking process, and the virtual aspect of the career fair comes with its own unique set of challenges. We discussed the differences in preparing for a career fair when its virtual, mistakes to avoid, the key to following up and much more.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
The value business professionals should see in Bitcoin
We spoke with Nick Ward, of Ciuni & Panichi Advisors, about the different value propositions of Bitcoin. We discussed what can you do with Bitcoin today, how Wikileaks has impacted cryptocurrency, the unique perspective that finance professionals have on cryptocurrency and much more. Listen to our Bitcoin 101 episode here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bitcoin-101-what-beginners-should-know/id1377649472?i=1000449381261
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Lessons learned from 2020 that businesses can take into 2021
In this episode we’re speaking with OSCPA President and CEO, Scott Wiley, CAE, about the impacts businesses have felt from 2020. We’re discussing the issues business leaders faced, how OSCPA found opportunities to help during this difficult time, the outlook on 2021 and much more. We also discuss the Stop the Spread Coalition and the difference it can make for the business community. To learn more about Stop the Spread go to https://StopTheSpreadCoalition.com/
23 minutes | 3 months ago
Death & Taxes: The perspective of a CPA funeral director
In this episode we spoke with Denny Murphy, CPA, a funeral director at Schulte & Mahon - Murphy Funeral Homes. Denny has spent the majority of his career at Skoda Minotti, now Marcum. He’s been in his new role for about a month, and he discussed his family’s background in funeral homes, how his CPA knowledge serves him well in the funeral industry, the impact from the coronavirus pandemic and much more.
14 minutes | 3 months ago
A CPA's perspective on the Minor League Baseball industry
In this episode we spoke with Jim Merklin, CPA, a partner at Bober Markey Fedorovich, about the firm’s experience with the minor league baseball industry. They work with the Akron Rubber Ducks and we discussed what it’s like to work in the minor league baseball industry, how it’s been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, unique issues they face and much more.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
The steps to ethically influence others
In this episode we spoke with Brian Ahearn, chief influence officer at Influence PEOPLE. An international trainer, TEDx presenter and consultant, he specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday business situations. We discussed what it means to influence others, common mistakes people make, the long-term benefits these techniques add to a career and more. To learn more from Brian read his book called Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical.
17 minutes | 4 months ago
How scammers are using COVID-19 to their advantage
In this episode we spoke with Tiffany Pollard, risk services practice leader at William Vaughan Company, about how to protect your business from COVID-19 phishing scams. We discussed how scammers take advantage of businesses during the pandemic, how companies handle the aftermath once they’ve realized they’ve been attacked, red flags to look out for and much more.
26 minutes | 4 months ago
What top performers want from their careers
In this episode we spoke with Steve Black, senior manager of human resources at Brixey and Meyer, about what people want in a job. He says there are four things people want from their jobs: the first is to know that their contributions make a significant impact or difference, the second is being a part of something big, the third is feeling a sense of belonging and the fourth is to go on a meaningful journey. We spoke about all of those areas and how they add up to a more fulfilling work experience.
24 minutes | 4 months ago
What you're missing when it comes to maximizing ROI
In this episode we're speaking with Reginald Lee, a professor in the Williams College of Business at Xavier University. We discuss project profitability and maximizing ROI, a topic on which he’ll discuss further at the Columbus Virtual Accounting Show on November 6. We discussed the mistakes made when considering the scope of projects, how the pandemic has impacted ROI and a different way of looking at projects that have a financial or cash impact on organization. Columbus Virtual Accounting Show registration: http://ohiocpa.com/cpe/major-conferences/accounting-shows
24 minutes | 4 months ago
What's next for navigating the PPP
In this episode we spoke with Ray Lampner, CPA, partner at Sikich LLP about the Paycheck Protection Program. Ray also joined us on the podcast in May, when many businesses were still trying to fully understand the complexities of the program. In this episode we discussed how the understanding of the PPP has evolved, what areas are still proving confusing, what CPAs should tell their clients about the PPP and much more.
17 minutes | 5 months ago
Discover untapped potential when you learn new behaviors
In this episode we spoke with Lori Kaiser, CPA, founder and CEO of Kaiser Consulting and a member of the OSCPA Executive Board. We discussed the value in learning new behaviors and how that can be easier said than done. We talked about pushing beyond your comfort zone, continual learning as you grow in your career, looking to others on ways you can improve and much more.
26 minutes | 5 months ago
How to leverage blockchain to help your business
In this episode we spoke with Sean Stein Smith, CPA, CGMA, assistant professor at Lehman College in New York. Sean is an expert and sought-after speaker focusing on the intersection of financial services, blockchain and cryptocurrencies and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. We discussed how the pandemic is impacting blockchain, what to expect from blockchain in 2021, how businesses are implementing it and much more. Hear more from Sean at one of of our virtual accounting shows this fall and register here: http://ohiocpa.com/cpe/major-conferences/accounting-shows
21 minutes | 5 months ago
How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted M&A
In this episode we spoke with Cheryl Aschenbrener, CPA, national leader and partner in transaction advisory services at Sikich LLP, about how the mergers and acquisitions markets have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We discussed the trends popping up as a result of the pandemic, how the M&A landscape has changed from spring to now, what the future for M&A looks like and much more.
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