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136: Focus On Others – An Interview With Jim Wallace, CEO of BPM

7/16/2019
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Jim Wallace, the CEO of BPM, a top 50 national CPA firm, joined us to share the story of his career, thoughts on diversity and inclusion, and insights into servant leadership on this episode of Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast. Be A Good Father As with all episodes, we began this one by asking how Jim originally chose accounting as a career. For Jim, it came down to one simple purpose: to be a good father. As he discusses later in the program, his father was a major...

Duration:00:36:40

135: Executive Partner with Horne LLP – Joey Havens

7/9/2019
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Joey Havens, Executive Partner with Horne LLP, a large, regional firm with a national footprint, shared his time with us on Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast. 35 years! With the exception of the first few years out of college, Joey has spent his entire career with Horne LLP – 35 years at this point! Although Joey describes himself as a natural introvert, he made partner in only 8 years after joining the firm, and then became the Executive Partner in 2011. You will...

Duration:00:40:08

134: Running 3 Businesses, Raising 2 Kids – Amanda Aguillard CPA

6/25/2019
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Amanda Aguillard, founder of three accounting-related businesses in the New Orleans area, and more importantly a mother of two wonderful children, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast. Paper Paper Everywhere… Even early in Amanda’s career, she wondered if things could be done differently. She initially became interested in accounting as a profession while in high school, and even competed in the state rally competitions. It was a very early...

Duration:00:42:44

133: Coaching for CPA Candidates & Accountants Looking For Career Growth – Erin Daiber from Well Balanced Accountants

6/18/2019
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Erin Daiber, founder of Well Balanced Accountants, a coaching business specifically serving the accounting profession, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast. Anything But Accounting This episode started with a little surprise. Erin told the story of her early decisions that led her to want to become an accountant in the first place. Interestingly enough, her earliest career decision was that she wanted to become anything OTHER THAN and...

Duration:00:50:54

132: Mixing Accounting, Technology, and Tattoos – Byron Patrick CPA

6/11/2019
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Byron Patrick, a CPA whose career has been built in technology, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting, a podcast production of Where Accountants Go. Learning Accounting through Monopoly! Byron’s was initially influenced to pursue accounting as a profession like many of us were – by taking a high school level accounting course. He also tells the story of one of his earliest memories regarding accounting – playing a game of Monopoly and actually creating financial statements as a...

Duration:00:42:51

131: A Few Thoughts on Taking The CPA Exam – Mark Goldman

6/4/2019
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Becoming a CPA has had a tremendous positive effect on my life and career, both in jobs within the core accounting profession as well as in roles where I didn’t even see a number most days, but rather was working more in support of the profession in people-serving positions. However, no matter what the position or role was, in all cases being a CPA has been beneficial. I recorded this episode for two reasons. The most practical reason was that we had scheduling issues with a few of the...

Duration:00:14:39

130: Business plus Balance equals Bliss – Amy Vetter of the B3 Method Institute

5/21/2019
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Amy Vetter, author, technologist, and CEO of The B3 Method Institute, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast. Amy’s earliest influencer regarding accounting was the legacy her grandfather left the family: He was a CPA. Her mother talked about her grandfather and how big a part of his life being a CPA was, and it had a dramatic positive influence in her early years. She saw it as a path for both career safety and security. Launching Into...

Duration:00:46:35

129: The Radical CPA – An Interview with Jody Padar

5/14/2019
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Jody Padar, author of “The Radical CPA” publications and founder of New Visions CPA Group, was our guest for this episode of Life In Accounting, a podcast production of Where Accountants Go! Ice Cream and Taxes Jody was influenced to pursue accounting in the same manner as many accountants – she had family in the industry. Her father had a tax practice, and she helped him out from a very early age. He knew how to motivate as well… every trip to get the returns processed at Computax meant a...

Duration:00:38:36

128: Working In Service to the Profession – Natasha Schamberger, CPA

5/7/2019
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Natasha Schamberger, CPA and CEO of the Kansas Society of CPAs, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting, a podcast production of Where Accountants Go! Midwest Girl Moves To The Big City! …is pretty much a direct quote from the audio interview in this podcast. Natasha is from Kansas and attended Kansas State University when pursuing her accounting degree, but upon completion decided she wanted to move the “big city”. After doing some initial research, she decided that San Diego...

Duration:00:43:47

127: Structuring the Totally Remote Career – Joseph Rugger CPA

4/30/2019
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Joseph Rugger, a CPA that has been able to structure his work life to be 100% remote, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting, a podcast production of Where Accountants Go. Getting Started We start this interview in the same manner as most, with the story of Joseph’s early career. Joseph started in public accounting, but only stayed for a few years. As he states, the issue was “99% me, 1% public accounting.” It just wasn’t the right fit for him. He was fortunate though in that a...

Duration:00:44:43

126: Tim Gearty of Becker CPA Review – Exam Advice, Plus The Rest Of The Story!

4/16/2019
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Tim Gearty, Editor-In-Chief and National Lead Instructor for Becker CPA Review, as well as Managing Partner for Gearty & McIntyre, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting, a podcast production of Where Accountants Go. Snow Shoveling Is Hard Work Like most of our episodes, we started off by asking how Tim got into the accounting profession. And like many guests, it came down to a very practical decision for Tim early in life. He had experienced other ways of making income as a kid...

Duration:00:39:46

125: Structuring Your Business For Joy – Mariette Martinez

4/9/2019
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Mariette Martinez, an EA (Enrolled Agent) from the Los Angeles area, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast! Runs In The Family… Mariette’s initial interest in becoming an accountant stemmed from her family legacy of entrepreneurship. Through constantly being around her family of entrepreneurs, she realized how important becoming knowledgeable in finance and accounting was to a business owner. Because of this, although none of her family were...

Duration:00:46:05

124: Perseverance, Determination, & Building a Dream – Lindsay Stevenson CPA

4/2/2019
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Lindsay Stevenson, a CPA, VP of Finance, and consulting firm owner in South Dakota, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast. Perseverance & Determination We open up the interview with the story of how Lindsay decided to choose accounting as her career path in the first place, and it’s quite an eventful tale. Lindsay was very open about how early in life she made some bad choices, the consequences of which almost caused her to not pursue a...

Duration:00:44:17

123: From the Commercial World to Local United Way CEO – Lyndon Herridge CPA

3/26/2019
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For this episode of Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast, we were joined by the soon-to-transition CEO of United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County, Lyndon Herridge CPA. Roots in the Commercial World Something that may surprise listeners is that while Lyndon is a very passionate about the manner in which United Way serves the community, he definitely didn’t start out his career with the long-term goal of being a leader in the non-profit world! His career started as many do...

Duration:00:35:42

122: Diversity, Inclusion, & Being True To Yourself – Jina Etienne, CPA

3/19/2019
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Jina Etienne joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting, a podcast production of Where Accountants Go. Jina has had a tremendous career. From building her own accounting practice, to serving our profession through working at both AICPA and NABA, to now joining Grant Thornton in the role of Director of Diversity & Inclusion! Jina very openly shared her wisdom and insights with us on this episode, and we were fortunate to have her on the program. Is It Always This Easy? Jina started...

Duration:00:45:08

121: From Army Officer, to Partner, to the Consulting Life! An Interview with Ramsey Womack

3/12/2019
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Ramsey Womack joined us this week to share his story of starting in the Army, to becoming a partner in a public accounting firm, to shifting into the consulting world in order to get more variety in his daily work life. Born Into Accounting Early in the interview Ramsey shares with us that he was “born into accounting” in that he had many family members that were CPAs in his family. What’s interesting though is that he had an equal passion to serve our country, which was also something he...

Duration:00:36:53

120: Relationship Coach for Your Soul, Your Self, and Your Money – Robina Bennion CPA

3/5/2019
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Robina Bennion, a CPA with a highly specialized business coaching individuals on the key areas of soul, self, and money, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast. In addition to being a CPA, Robina is a Certified Money Coach (CMC) as well! This episode is truly enlightening and has something for everyone. Early Career Robina started as many CPAs do. She encountered an individual she admired greatly at an early age that happened to be a CPA. It was...

Duration:00:34:33

119: Kimberly Ellison-Taylor – Immediate Past Chair of AICPA

2/26/2019
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We were very fortunate this week to be able to interview Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, the Immediate Past Chair of the American Institute of CPAs, for this episode of Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast. A Fortunate Turn of Events Kimberly knew from an early age that she wanted to be a CPA. As early as 3rd grade, she realized that becoming a CPA would be a career that was both stable and financially sound. Due to a miscommunication though, she ended up attending a university that...

Duration:00:47:39

118: John Bryan – From CPA to Teacher!

2/19/2019
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John Bryan, CPA and now high school teacher in the Houston, Texas, area shared his career journey with us this week on Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast! Started at PwC Although he has now been a teacher for 17 years, John’s career started out in the audit field. After moving from internship into a staff position with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and gaining experience for two years, he switched into industry and worked in internal audit for almost an additional decade before...

Duration:00:38:52

117: CPA and Executive Leadership Coach – Brian Kush

2/12/2019
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This week on Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast, leadership coach Brian Kush, CPA, shared his career journey with us as well as some valuable insights on building a business and building your own leadership skills! “Forced to Learn About Business” As with many accountants, Brian’s career in accounting started with a position in public accounting – audit specifically. It was this experience in auditing that forced him to learn more about business in general and he started to...

Duration:00:49:26