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071: Building a Career in Investments – Doug Ward, Chief Investment Officer with USAA

2/19/2018
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What does it take to become an investments expert? In this episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast, Doug Ward, CPA, and Chief Investment Officer for USAA shares his insight on this and other career-related topics. Doug began his career in real estate. This was his chosen career at the time, but with changes in that field in the mid-80s he decided that he needed to find a field that would create a more secure future for himself. He got a double degree from UTSA in...

Duration:00:37:50

070: Internal Auditing- Taking A Closer Look with Amy Barrett, CPA

2/12/2018
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Is it possible to completely change careers and built a successful new career in accounting? What is the difference between working for a public accounting firm and the public-sector? What certifications are most desirable? In this episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast, Amy Barrett, CPA shares her expertise on these topics as well as her experiences transitioning from Macy’s to public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) to the public-sector with the...

Duration:00:40:40

069: Ryan Bartholomee, CPA / CFO – Career, Family, & Volunteering

2/6/2018
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What is it like to be the CFO of a smaller organization? In this episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast, Ryan Bartholomee, CPA shares his insights and experiences as the CFO of Shenandoah Petroleum Corporation. Early Career Decisions Following his dad’s career path, Ryan knew early on that he wanted to pursue his CPA. Ryan attended and graduated from Abilene Christian University. His undergraduate degree was actually pre-med, but then he decided to sit for the CPA...

Duration:00:34:25

068: Building a Reputation of Excellence with Clay Killinger

1/30/2018
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In the fluidity and unpredictability of today’s market, what are the best practices that you can employ to build your reputation as a person of high value and excellence? In this episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast, Clay Killinger, a highly-regarded finance & accounting executive that has spent his career with publicly-traded firms such as Valero Energy and CST Brands, provides personal insights and experiences that have helped him -- and will help you -- to do...

Duration:00:54:45

067: Miss Fiesta 2017 Carla Juarez – Landing the Accounting Job You Want!

1/23/2018
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Miss Fiesta 2017 and recent UTSA graduate Carla Juarez, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast to discuss her insights for landing a rewarding position in accounting as well has her experience becoming Miss Fiesta 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Mastering the Recruiting Process Be aware of how the recruiting process works. Carla knew that she would have to interview but was not aware of the formal “recruiting season” so she missed out on a few...

Duration:00:34:25

066: Stewart Goodson – How Robotics Are Changing the Accounting Field

1/16/2018
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Stewart Goodson, Executive Director of Tax with Ernst & Young (EY) joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast to discuss how EY is using robotics! Early Background Stewart knew after the first day in his high school accounting course that this would be his career path. After high school, Stewart worked full-time and went to UTSA full-time. Upon graduation he joined EY because he liked the people and the culture, and he has been at EY ever since. He...

Duration:00:35:52

065: Sarah Elliott, CPA, ACC – Daring to Dream!

1/9/2018
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Sarah Elliott, CPA, ACC, who was named one of 2017’s Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast to discuss what can happen when you dare to dream. When the Shoe Fits….and the Hard Hat Doesn’t Sarah studied Chemical Engineering in school, but after taking an Introduction to Accounting class, she felt it was a better fit than engineering so in Spring of her senior year of college she changed...

Duration:00:43:22

064: Recruiting and Engaging Students and Young Professionals – Dr. Amy Holmes and Dr. Yi Lui

1/2/2018
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Dr. Holmes PhD, CPA and Dr. Lui, PhD, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast Two professors with the prestigious Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas have conducted research regarding student perception and engagement in the accounting field and professional organizations. Their findings were presented to the San Antonio CPA Society in a report entitled, Student Perceptions of the Accounting Profession and Professional Associations. Their...

Duration:00:37:28

063: Badger & Badger – Building Your Company’s Reputation as a Trusted Advisor

12/19/2017
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Shannon Badger, CPA and Jonathon Badger, CPA of Badger and Badger LLC, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast In this podcast, you will hear the story of two CPAs who ventured out to start their own unique practice. Some may find their path risky as they had two young children (and a third on the way), but the Badgers felt called to do so and that it was definitely the right decision for them. Listen in as Shannon and Jonathon share what went...

Duration:00:43:30

062: Sheila Enriquez, JD CPA CFF of Briggs & Veselka Co.

12/12/2017
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Sheila Enriquez JD, CPA, CFF, joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast! Education and Early Career Sheila came to the US on a student visa with only $500. Her mentor at Mercy College suggested that she take some accounting courses, pursue a CPA, and work as a graduate assistant in their department. This initial influence got her started on her journey into the accounting profession. She pursued her MBA and passed the CPA exam after earning a...

Duration:00:46:00

061: Sylvester ‘Sly’ Johnson – Success in Accounting in Brand-Name Corporate America

12/5/2017
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Sylvester ‘Sly’ Johnson, joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast. Career Growth After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Notre Dame University, Sly went into public accounting as a staff auditor for Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), which gave him exposure to several industries. He felt that the public accounting background would give him a good start to later transition into industry, which he did – but only after reaching the Senior Manager...

Duration:00:35:40

060 – Insights on CPA Review Courses from our Panel of CPAs

11/28/2017
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A panel of recently certified CPAs joined us this week for a special episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast to explore a variety of popular CPA examination review courses. Thinking of pursuing the CPA exam? You definitely will want to listen to the insights that our panel shares on several of the popular review programs available in the market. Meet the Panel Bryan Morgan, CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Austin will be sharing his thoughts on the Becker...

Duration:00:57:32

059: Thanksgiving Week 2017- Episodes to revisit this time of year…

11/21/2017
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On this week’s Thanksgiving 2017 episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast, we take a moment to thank you and to reflect on a few of this year’s guests who instrumentally give back to the accounting community. Giving Back We are so blessed to have had amazing guests on our show, and this Thanksgiving we encourage you to revisit these five excellent podcasts featuring some amazing community leaders. 029 Bob McAdams: Becoming Managing Partner, Merging a Practice, &...

Duration:00:10:42

058: Belicia Cespedes – Becoming at CPA at 17 years old

11/14/2017
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Belicia Cespedes, the youngest CPA ever, joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast. Doors and Windows Belicia was home-schooled her whole life. The goal of the education program was learning how to learn. Learning how to self-govern her education helped to prepare her for the CPA exam. After she graduated high school (at the age of 13!), Belicia began taking extra classes. She took a business class, which included some accounting – and she...

Duration:00:34:47

057: Carl Chilton – CPA, Author, & Bomber Pilot!

11/7/2017
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Carl Chilton, one of the founding partners of Long Chilton, LLC, joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast From Accounting to Aviation Carl became interested in accounting as a college sophomore when he took an elementary accounting course. He found that he related to the course and thought it made sense. Carl’s intention was to continue to the next level course, but life – specifically World War II – got in the way. Carl joined the military,...

Duration:00:19:17

056: Valerie Covey – CPA & County Commissioner

10/31/2017
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Valerie Covey, County Commissioner for Williamson County, joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast A Chance Conversation Covey shares how a conversation with a high school teacher helped to shape her decision to enter the field of accounting. She went to Schreiner College and enjoyed basketball immensely before transferring and graduating from the University of Texas in Austin. After graduating from the University of Texas and obtaining her...

Duration:00:44:44

055: Ben Simiskey – Plan Well, Live Well, Serve Well

10/24/2017
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Ben Simiskey, CFP and CPA/PFS of PLS Advisory was our guest on this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast. Where the fun is… As with most interviews, I asked Ben how he ended up pursuing accounting in the first place. His answer was a little different than we typically hear though. Ben started out as an electrical engineering major and it just didn’t seem like the right field for him. However, his college roommate was an accounting major and seemed to be...

Duration:00:45:24

054: Lisa Ong, CPA – National Director with PwC’s Office of Diversity

10/17/2017
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Lisa M. Ong from PriceWaterhouseCooper’s Office of Diversity joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting, The Where Accountants Go podcast. Career and so much more We started this interview as we always do – discussing our guest’s career journey from the time they decided to become an accountant up to the present day. However, I got much more than I anticipated with Lisa. We get into some depth on diversity and how it is truly more than just numbers. Lisa recounts the story of...

Duration:00:44:55

053: Marshall Pitman – Insights for Accounting Students & Future Educators

10/10/2017
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Marshall Pitman, Professor at the University of Texas in San Antonio, joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast Cold weather & a tough economy Marshall recounts how he got started in the teaching profession and how he made his way to Texas from Illinois where he initially attended college. Suffice it to say that desiring warmer weather, along with a touch economy at the time, as led to accounting students for a few decades now being...

Duration:00:42:46

052: Paula Gold-Williams: From Staff Accountant to CEO

10/3/2017
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Paula Gold-Williams, a CPA and the CEO for CPS Energy, joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast. From accountant to CEO For those not in south Texas, in order for you to have some perspective on the interview CPS Energy is the electric utility that serves San Antonio and the surrounding area. The annual budget for 2017 is in excess of $2½ billion. So naturally, with a CPA being the CEO of such an important organization we had to request an...

Duration:00:45:36

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