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Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast

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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


051: David Porter, CPA, CMA, CGMA – Be A Part of The Solution

9/26/2017
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David Porter, CPA/CMA/CGMA is this week’s guest on Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast! “What’s the toughest major?” As you are going to hear from the audio interview, David has built his career by never shying away from a challenge. In fact, that willingness to accept a challenge started early in his career when deciding what to choose as a major in college. He asked his advisor what the toughest major was in the business school, and accounting was the response… so he...

Duration: 00:39:24


050: Clay Rich – SEC Reporting & The Perfect Match

9/19/2017
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Clay Rich, Director of SEC Reporting with the Match Group, joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast. Creating opportunities Clay started his career with EY working with their aerospace and defense clientele. However, one of the keys to his success comes out pretty early in our interview. That particular book of business wasn’t quite large enough to keep him busy 100% of the time, so he was able to make himself available for other engagements...

Duration: 00:47:05


049: Joey Tackett – From humble beginnings to becoming a Big 4 partner

9/12/2017
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Joey Tackett, partner with the Big 4 firm Deloitte in Houston, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast. Humility & graciousness You will notice several times in this interview that Joey makes reference to his upbringing and how hard his parents worked to give him a good start in life. I mention it several times near the end of the podcast, but it is worth mentioning here as well… Joey is a very gracious and humble individual and it is apparent...

Duration: 00:35:28


048: John Clamp – CPA, CFO, & City Council!

9/5/2017
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John Clamp, CPA and currently the CFO for Alamo Area Council of Governments, joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast. The logical career choice… John’s career has been extremely unique, having taken several 'less-traditional' paths… real estate, two terms on the city council, and even sales of aviation fuel! However, it all started with a very logical career choice. Right at the beginning of the podcast John explains that his decision to...

Duration: 00:45:13


047: Lisa Trefger, CPA – Analytics: Where All The Fun Happens!

8/29/2017
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Lisa Trefger, CPA and recently the Director of Business Analytics for Nustar, joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast. “Where all the fun happens” I invited Lisa on the show for several reasons, one of which was to discuss the field of business analytics in the accounting profession. I think the quote above from Lisa says it all… business analytics is a certainly a technical field, but also a very interesting field in that the numbers tell...

Duration: 01:00:14


046: Bill Cotter on IRS Careers – Counter-terrorism, fraud investigations, & international travel… quite exciting!

8/22/2017
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Bill Cotter, Special Agent In Charge with the Criminal Investigations division of the Internal Revenue Service, joined us for this week’s exciting episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast. Opportunity Bill recounts the story of how he decided to apply with the IRS at the beginning of this episode. In a nutshell, the economy was somewhat tight at the time and a friend suggested that he try the IRS as a possibility. He was accepted into the 'Exam' division, but then...

Duration: 00:36:53


045: Dale Ross – CPA & Mayor of Georgetown Texas

8/15/2017
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Dale Ross, CPA with Ross & Champion CPAs as well as Mayor of Georgetown, Texas, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast. Recession proof career As with most interviews I started with how Dale decided to pursue accounting as a career in the first place. Dale recounts the story of how it actually was later in life that he started on his accounting degree – at about age 30. He was looking for a career field that was in high demand, where he could...

Duration: 00:36:06


044: Debra Seefeld, CPA – Building a practice & insights on Peer Review

8/8/2017
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Debra Seefeld, CPA & Partner with Seefeld & Company in Houston, Texas, joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast. 10 years into her career… Debra’s interview has an interesting start in that she worked in industry under a CPA for about 10 years before deciding to pursue her accounting degree. She had great respect for the individual she worked for and therefore became interested in becoming a CPA herself, which was a major investment of time...

Duration: 00:48:50


043: CPAonFire Josh Bauerle – Positioning a CPA Practice

8/1/2017
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Josh Bauerle, an Ohio CPA that serves many clients including podcaster John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur On Fire, joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast. “CPA on Fire” Josh started his career by trying several different roles – cost accounting, financial advising, and public accounting – before deciding that developing his own practice was the ideal fit for him. He came from an entrepreneurial family, so although he and his wife had just...

Duration: 00:33:17


042: Connie Clark, CPA – From IT to Accounting & The Importance of Mentors

7/25/2017
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Connie Clark, CPA with Faske Lay & Company in Austin, Texas, joined us for this week’s episode of Life In Accounting: The Where Accountants Go podcast. Meant to be a CPA Connie’s career actually started in the information technology industry, but after her husband’s career led them to move to Austin she re-evaluated her situation and decided that it was time for a change. A friend of hers suggested that she consider becoming a CPA, and since she only needed a few courses in addition to the...

Duration: 00:31:52

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