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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

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." (142) 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...

Duration:00:33:42

Choices, choices. A Change of Pace.

1/8/2021
"We've looked back so we could give you something to look forward to." (141). With the weekend here, we invite you to take some time away from the breaking news headlines with this extra short episode featuring a collection of special playlists, one for each of the main topics we've been covering since 2018. Your Dedicated Episode Topic Lists. Click on any topic to open its dedicated episode page. (As topics can overlap, you may see the same episodes on more than one...

Duration:00:04:10

Cybersecurity Advisory. Working Remotely, Future Risks and Planning.

12/23/2020
"It's really important to understand those risks and why it's DIFFERENT than the remote auditing of the past." (140). Guest host Les Nettleton of CPA practice Bourgeois Bennet wraps up the year with this final monthly Cybersecurity Advisory episode of 2020. He's joined by Emily Di Nardo of BakerTilly US, and Warren Averett's Paul Perry. Talking Points. This conversation touches on these and other topics and considerations: Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or...

Duration:00:29:46

Building your skills and your practice with data analytics.

12/17/2020
"In today's world, CPAs NEED to have Data Analytics skills" (139) Are you at the beginning of your Data Analytics journey? In this audio version of 2020's final "Hear From Your Peers" LinkedIn Live session, AICPA & CIMA's Kristen Hughes speaks to Maria Pollieri, until recently the PeopleSoft national lead for Oracle, and returning podcast guest Jim Gilbert CPA. They begin their discussion with a look at why it's important that every CPA has data analytics skills. Resources. Use these links...

Duration:00:25:03

First Steps for Firms. RPA, Data Analytics, and AI.

12/10/2020
"It's a great time to be in the accounting profession because now you're FULLY equipped with all these options" (138) How would a firm get started with RPA and automation technology? In this audio version of their October 2020 LinkedIn Live session, AICPA & CIMA's Penelope Johnson speaks to previous podcast guest Jotham Ty of Gappify in California, and Lesley Mast, a CPA at REA and Associates in Ohio. They discuss firms' key questions and considerations about RPA (robotic process...

Duration:00:24:10

Project Rescue. Getting Digital Transformation Back On Track

12/3/2020
"People are recognising that they need to really RETHINK how they're doing things." (137) When technology-adoption projects falter, it's an opportunity to implement a comprehensive turnaround. California-based Bob Green, of leading regional CPA firm SingerLewak, talks through the "four pillars" of digital transformation and outlines how to get a company's technology projects back on track in the face of profound disruption. Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or...

Duration:00:37:04

Cybersecurity Advisory. Digital Transformation in the age of COVID

11/25/2020
"We're talking about ALL the fingers that Digital Transformation has, ALL the paths that it can flow down through an organisation (136). Digital Transformation: What is it? What are the benefits and risks? How has COVID impacted the subject for good or ill? Guest host Daimon Geopfert of RSM presents this November Cybersecurity Advisory episode, exploring what "Digital Transformation" means in the age of COVID. Joined by Jerry Ravi and Greg Fritsky of EisnerAmper, the conversation touches on...

Duration:00:31:05

Tolerance and the Cost of Compounding Conflict,

11/19/2020
"During quarantine, things have been escalated. 30% of leaders' time is lost due to MISHANDLING conflict, so that's on the rise." (135). Monday 16th November was UN Day of Tolerance so, to explore the true cost of conflict in an organisation, Scott Kellam talks to returning guest Julie Holunga. They discuss what happens when it manifests, and what the consequences can be if it's allowed to build up over time. Counter-intuitively, conflict can be a valuable catalyst for positive change. Hear...

Duration:00:33:50

Unlocking the fraud-fighting tools you didn’t know you had.

11/11/2020
"You've got this massive bucket of fraud that's happening, that you DON'T know about." (134). In advance of International Fraud Awareness Week, we talk to Bryony Clear Hill, Associate Ethics Manager (CIMA) and author of a new report, "Keep Your Accounts Safe: Your Guide To Combatting Financial Crime". We discuss the risks posed by financial crime, how the pandemic has made them greater than ever, and the tools that an organisation ALREADY has to protect themselves. Talking Points. These...

Duration:00:33:54

Demystifying the 'Dark Web'.

11/5/2020
" I've seen first hand the different sorts of attempts made to target finance organisations - they're a CONSTANT target. " (133) Why are finance professionals prime targets for cybercriminals? Kacee Johnson of CPA.com lifts the lid on the so-called "criminals' oasis" and the economy of cybercrime with online security research expert 'Dustin' from Spycloud. Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode. Resources. Use these links to find out more about this...

Duration:00:25:57

Cybersecurity Advisory. Vendor Risk Management

10/29/2020
" You might get your own people up and running, but do you have a vendor that's NOT going to be available?" (132) You're prepared, but what happens if your business-critical vendor isn't? Amy Vetter hosts this month's Cyber Security Advisory discussion. With panellists Audrey Katcher of Ruben Brown and Torpey White of WipFli, they explore vendor risk management, and suggest three key action items which your teams can begin working on immediately. Talking Points. These are just some of...

Duration:00:20:08

Discovering Cybersecurity? We Made This Playlist Just For You.

10/23/2020
"We've combined three years of cybersecurity conversations, 20 episodes to choose from, all via just ONE link". (131). Because it's Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020, we've put together a special playlist of 20 cybersecurity-focused episodes. Find them by clicking on this link: CyberSec20 Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation. CyberSec20.CPA.com. USAEUAICPACIMA Share. Know...

Duration:00:07:44

Cybersecurity and the Brand-Assurance Value of the New .cpa Domain.

10/14/2020
"This is a very significant step for the profession; it's a LEADERSHIP step." (130). What's the security value of a name? CPA.com CEO Erik Asgeirsson outlines the many security and branding benefits of .cpa, a new top-level domain for the finance and accounting profession. Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode. Our Guest. Erik Asgeirsson has been President and CEO of CPA.com for the past fifteen years and was part of the original founding team. Under...

Duration:00:29:46

Cybersecurity Month. Securing the Shadows of IT.

10/7/2020
"You do have to be equipped to ask enough of the RIGHT questions." (129). October is Cybersecurity Month in the EU and the USA, so all month we'll be sharing episodes about IT risks, threat-mitigation and security strategies. The founder and CEO of NMGI, our guest Randy Johnston is recognised as a Top 25 thought-leader in accounting and technology. Hosted by Kacee Johnson, Strategic Advisor at CPA.com (the business and technology arm of the AICPA), this conversation with Randy introduces...

Duration:00:20:34

Canada's CPA Firms' Sound Strategies for Professional Development.

9/30/2020
"We focus a lot on the convenience and mobility of the medium... THAT is a really interesting value proposition." (128). On International Podcast Day - September 30th - we're joined from Canada by Michael Kravshik. The LumiQ CEO tells us about the podcast-inspired startup he founded to help CPAs turn podcast-listening into learning-credits. Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode. Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to...

Duration:00:54:24

Cybersecurity Advisory. COVID-19 Impacts on the Health Care Industry

9/23/2020
"It's very important to get your PATIENTS involved in understanding what good security-stewardship means." (127). In the fourth of our Cybersecurity Advisory series, a panel of experts explores the economic and technological challenges facing the health care industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Host Jeff Krull of Baker Tilly is joined by Jerry Ravi, Bert Orlov, and Steve Bisciello of Eisner Amper. Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this...

Duration:00:45:56

September Reset: Reconnecting In a Crisis

9/16/2020
" This is a great time to make a list of top-of-mind PEOPLE who you haven't spoken to in a while." (126). Returning guest Julie Holunga is a leadership trainer, speaker and author who works with corporate women, primarily in the legal, accounting, technology, and professional services fields. Speaking from Denver, USA, she tells the AICPA's Scott Kellam why it's so important to 'reset' the way we work. They discuss ways to rekindle work productivity and suggest how to stay in touch - and in...

Duration:00:29:20

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Leadership.

9/10/2020
"There are lessons that we ALL can learn from this fairy tale". (125). Lynn Fountain (CPA, CGMA, CMA, MBA) is a finance professional, author, and an international leadership and management trainer who brings a unique perspective to our conversation. We discuss what the keys to leadership are, and how we can find them by using the story of The Wizard of Oz. RESOURCES. https://www.lynnfountain.netFinding the Leader WithinThe Wizard of Oz.AICPACIMA SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORK. Know someone who...

Duration:00:44:21

Virtualising Your CPA Practice (Part 2). Cyber-separations and Generations.

9/2/2020
"Getting newer and younger existing staff...ENGAGED ...is never more important than it is today." (124). CPA.com's Steve Menges returns to conclude our two-part exploration of how CPA practices can virtualise their operations. He shares practical examples to help others choose their own paths to business-virtualisation. OUR GUEST Steven Menges is a CPA.com strategic advisor supporting the product team for audit and assurance (A&A) Cloud-based solutions. He is a tech evangelist and a...

Duration:00:44:32

Cybersecurity Advisory. BoD Technology and Cybersecurity Responsibilities

8/27/2020
"We're seeing more stories now where information is being compromised - when it should NOT be - in this new work from home environment." (123). In the third episode of our monthly Cybersecurity Advisory series, host Jim Gilbert, CPA, CITP, CGMA is joined by Audrey Katcher of Rubin Brown LLP and Jeff Olejnik of Wipfli LLP. In an ever-changing data environment, they explore the shift in focus for Boards of Directors (BoDs) to business continuity, security and risk management. Resources. Use...

Duration:00:30:23