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Stay ahead of the accounting & finance curve with weekly insights on emerging technology, human intelligence and digital transformation. AICPA & CIMA's global community helps you leverage disruption today to prepare your profession for tomorrow. The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants shares exclusive interviews from finance professionals across the world. They unpick crucial trends in cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotic process automation, human intelligence and organisational transformation. Need more? Take your own skills beyond the disruption point with related CPD/CPE business resources available via our show notes and at GoBeyondDisruption.com.

Stay ahead of the accounting & finance curve with weekly insights on emerging technology, human intelligence and digital transformation. AICPA & CIMA's global community helps you leverage disruption today to prepare your profession for tomorrow. The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants shares exclusive interviews from finance professionals across the world. They unpick crucial trends in cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotic process automation, human intelligence and organisational transformation. Need more? Take your own skills beyond the disruption point with related CPD/CPE business resources available via our show notes and at GoBeyondDisruption.com.

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Stay ahead of the accounting & finance curve with weekly insights on emerging technology, human intelligence and digital transformation. AICPA & CIMA's global community helps you leverage disruption today to prepare your profession for tomorrow. The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants shares exclusive interviews from finance professionals across the world. They unpick crucial trends in cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotic process automation, human intelligence and organisational transformation. Need more? Take your own skills beyond the disruption point with related CPD/CPE business resources available via our show notes and at GoBeyondDisruption.com.

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Episodes

GBD 161. Be part of our podcast's 3rd anniversary

6/11/2021
"As a professional who also listens to podcasts, are there any accounting-related topics that you were listening to 3 years ago that you're still interested in now?" Every weekend this anniversary month, we'll be asking you just one question - a different one every week - and inviting you to record your answer in your own voice and send it to us. The first question is above. Please use the widget below to record and send us your message. Happy recording! If this didn't work, try leaving...

Duration:00:04:34

GBD160. Do other firms face YOUR firm's challenges? Tell us.

5/28/2021
"You can compare what you're facing against what OTHER firms are facing." AICPA & CIMA have just launched their 'Top Issues' surveys, one for the USA, and another focused on UK CIMA Members in Practice (MIPS). Brad Barbour, Manager for Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) outlines how finance professionals can contribute, why that's important, and how sharing their opinions will end up helping small firms everywhere. Talking Points. These are some of the topics we discussed in this...

Duration:00:21:29

GBD159. Time to talk. Why finance professionals are also becoming podcasters.

5/21/2021
...YOU could be in the top 25% of podcasts... Our guest is CPA-turned-podcaster David Spray. He's a Texas-based serial entrepreneur who recently started a pair of businesses with podcasting at their heart. He talks about why having a podcast is almost like having a superpower, about the 50 ways podcasting can benefit a finance professional, and about why he launched a podcasting-for-CPAs service. Talking Points. These are some of the topics we discussed in this episode. Why having a...

Duration:00:33:23

GBD158. Bending, not Breaking! Live, Learn and Work Through Disruption. (Mental Health Awareness 2021)

5/14/2021
1 in 5 people in the workplace have been experiencing overwhelm during the pandemic, including people who normally rate their RESILIENCE as 'very high'. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (UK) and Mental Health Awareness Month (USA), returning guest Katie Demain of iOpener Institute explores how the pandemic has transformed our individual, organisational and leadership approaches to mental health and wellbeing. We discuss the theme of this year's campaign - Nature - and the importance of...

Duration:00:50:12

GBD157. Be A Better Business Partner in a Post-Lockdown World.

5/7/2021
"Would you go to an interview with a brown paper bag on your head?" Sean Purcell is an award-winning trainer of finance staff. The Founding Partner of UK-based WiseUpNow shares tips to build better finance business partnerships, both internally and externally. He outlines ways to improve engagement, build trust, better understand colleagues and create opportunity in a post-lockdown environment. And he has something to say about webcams... Talking Points. These are some of the topics we...

Duration:00:40:13

GBD156. Embrace Innovation with Data Analytics (April Technology Advisory)

4/30/2021
"Unlocking the true value of analysing the data; THAT'S where we're best positioned." Emily Chee (KPMG) and Maria Pollieri (Oracle, now retired) join our guest host Jim Gilbert (Jim Gilbert CPA) in this month's special 'Tech Advisory' edition of our podcast. They discuss CPA-relevant technologies in action, how to embrace innovation, and the 'win-win' opportunities offered to finance professionals by data analytics and associated new technologies. Power up your Data Analytics skills with...

Duration:00:25:03

GBD155. Going "gig". Getting started as an independent finance professional’

4/22/2021
In the next five years the GIG pool is forecast to take on as much as 20% of the workload at most financial institutions. The rising prominence of the so-called 'gig' economy - and the increasing relevance of independent finance professionals (IFPs) - offers a fertile topic for this conversation. In the first of several podcasts about the 'gig' economy, we'll explore how the AICPA & CIMA will be supporting this growing sector with new resources and tools Talking Points. Our...

Duration:00:23:03

GBD154 (Blockchain Miniseries #3 of 3) Cryptos, DeFi and NFTs: Accounting for Intangibles

4/15/2021
The disruption is the moment a client knocks on the door... (Your) answer CAN'T be "I don't know what to do!" Concluding this 3-part blockchain special, CPA.com's Senior Director (Strategy and Innovation) Kacee Johnson talks to returning guest Ron Quaranta, Chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA). They explore some of the most recent developments in blockchain and look ahead at what’s to come. Blockchain is one of the many emerging technology trends that have the potential to...

Duration:00:26:27

GBD153 (Blockchain Miniseries #2 of 3) Bitcoin is Booming, and So Are the Taxes!

4/8/2021
"Globally, cryptocurrency transactions is a new booming area and a lot of countries are shifting their attention ... to capture that revenue" " CPA.com's Senior Director (Strategy and Innovation) Kacee Johnson talks to Amy Miller, Senior Manager for Tax Policy and Advocacy at AICPA & CIMA. They explore the most recent advancements in regulatory changes as it relates to cryptocurrency, and how new tax provisions impact accounting firms. Blockchain is one of the many emerging technology...

Duration:00:21:30

GBD152. (Blockchain Miniseries #1 of 3) The Highs and Lows of Crypto Tax.

3/31/2021
"Bitcoin is the 'Kleenex' of cryptocurrency - the one that people hear about on the news - but it's just a gateway." Blockchain is one of the many emerging technology trends that have the potential to disrupt the accounting and finance role. We explore some of the latest advancements in this three-part series with leading subject matter experts. Part 1 outlines the complexities and best practices of crypto asset management. In the run-up to our annual Blockchain Symposium, CPA.com's Senior...

Duration:00:21:32

GBD150. One year on: our Top Pandemic Episodes

3/23/2021
"Things have never slowed down as much while CHANGE has never been so fast" Today, 23rd of March 2021, was the date one year ago that we in the UK went into the first Corona virus lockdown. That's why our show notes contain links to two compilations of our most downloaded episodes relating to how businesses - and the professionals who run them - are remaining resilient and relevant. The first playlist focuses on disruption, the second on the pandemic. Resources. Use these links to find out...

Duration:00:06:01

GBD151. CMMC, the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (March Technology Advisory)

3/23/2021
"Now there's an ENFORCEABLE means to make sure that these suppliers are being assessed..." Guest-hosted by Steve Ursillo with Troy Fine and Matt Gilbert, this conversation is a good start to understanding CMMC, a complex and increasingly crucial component of top-level cybersecurity. It's especially crucial for companies needing to support compliance in the US Department of Defence environment, which we'll cover in this forthcoming AICPA webinar. Resources. Use these links to find out more...

Duration:00:30:20

GBD149. International Women's Day 2021. What's Challenging Women In Our Profession.

3/11/2021
"Women have accounted for nearly 56% of the workforce exits since the start of the pandemic... across all industries and all professions". This IWD2021, we look through new research about the challenges facing women in the profession today with Shelly Frazier, a Senior Manager for AICPA & CIMA's Diversity & Inclusion team. Shelly is also staff liaison for the AICPA Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee and will be appearing in the forthcoming March 23rd 'Forging The Path' webinar (AICPA...

Duration:00:31:03

GBD148. Data Automation and Your Business's 'No Code' Future.

3/5/2021
"The key to a business's future is CREATIVITY, not coding". How does a business move beyond spreadsheets while still using data more effectively? What cloud-integrated, process-automation tools can be built without needing any knowledge of code? This week's perspectives come from the city of Surat in India, from where we're joined by Rachit Khator, Founder of Stackby.com. Stackby is a collaborative database platform that helps non-technical people create and customize their own...

Duration:00:48:39

GBD147. Agile Finance. Discover the Future By Disrupting The Present.

2/25/2021
"The single pivot point we SHOULD be considering today is the disruption of the finance function in the digital era". This week’s episode is all about becoming an 'agile' accountant, and our guest is a man who knows all about agility in a fast-changing world. Aubrey Joachim FCMA CGMA MBA was the first CIMA President from outside the UK and Ireland. He discusses finance transformation, agile accounting and why he thinks it's time we dropped the word 'accountant' from our lexicon - because...

Duration:00:58:00

GBD146. IT Logic. Why You Should Care. (February Technology Advisory)

2/12/2021
"Data is the life blood of finance ...IT Logic is the set of rules to leverage and control that data." Finance professionals need to be able to explain complex things to other people, so this conversation could really help. Kristen Hughes is Associate Director of Technology with the AICPA & CIMA. She is joined from Chicago by David Kovar, and from Virginia by Amanda Wilkie, one of this podcast's very first guests from back in mid-2018. Amanda and David are members of the Information,...

Duration:00:21:52

GBD145. The Dynamic Duo of Smart Contracts & Blockchain

2/5/2021
"ANYONE can use a smart contract, but it's going to be in the context of blockchain technology." Accounting Professor Cory Campbell joins us from Indiana, USA, to discuss Smart Contracts and their dynamic connection with other leading technologies like blockchain and cybersecurity. Why do they matter to today’s businesses? What are the elements of Smart Contract technology? And where does the vital role of the accountant fit into it all? Resources. Use these links to find out more about...

Duration:00:42:11

GBD144. Business Partner Supply Chain Risk (Monthly Technology Advisory)

1/28/2021
"We think of just the initial signing of a vendor to perform a service, but we don't do a good job of monitoring ...THEIR vendors" Our first featured Technology Advisory episode of 2021 is hosted by Audrey Katcher of Rubin Brown LLC. She's joined by Torpey White of Wipfli LLC, and Mardhani (Danny) Wirapratama of Celestica Inc. They share definitions, actions plans and ways of framing practical discussions about managing risk in supply chains involving vendors, providers, and...

Duration:00:24:40

GBD143. The Gig Economy. What Is It?

1/22/2021
"It addresses fundamental questions about whether it's killing the way we work... or actually creating a world of new possibilities." What's your company's strategy to develop and maximise the resources provided by what some call the "alternative workforce", but most simply refer to as "gig" workers? Board-level strategist and integrated thinker Samantha Griffiths (BSc (Hons), MBA, FCCA) of Sagenius joins in from her base in Birmingham, UK. Sam started her career in a large international...

Duration:00:29:22

GBD142. What links CGMAs, CFOs and "Chief Turmoil Officers"?

1/14/2021
""With all of the disruption going on around the world, businesses are going more than ever to their finance people." It takes a wide-ranging professional skillset to link the CGMA designation, the AICPA annual series of CFO Conferences, and the role of 'Chief Turmoil Officer'. Our guest, Ken Witt, joins us to do just that. He explains what the CGMA accounting designation is, outlines the AICPA's 'CFO Conference' events for 2021, and introduces an excerpt from the first in a series of...

Duration:00:33:42