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Go Beyond Disruption

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Weekly insights on emerging technology, human intelligence and digital transformation. Stay ahead of the accounting & finance curve as AICPA & CIMA's global community helps you leverage disruption today to prepare your profession for tomorrow. The Association of International Certified Professional… read more

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September Reset: Reconnecting In a Crisis

September 16th, 2020

29:20

" 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 …

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Leadership.

September 10th, 2020

44:22

"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 …

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

September 2nd, 2020

44:33

"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 …

Cybersecurity Advisory. BoD Technology and Cybersecurity Responsibilities

August 27th, 2020

30:24

"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 …

RPA. My name Is Alan and I'll be your bot for today.

August 20th, 2020

37:45

"A lot of fast-growing large tech companies want to ELEVATE their accounting teams...through automation."

(122). We talk bots and RPA with Gappify, an accounting-automation startup based in San Francisco. Kyle Hannan (

Virtualising Your CPA Practice (Part 1). Getting Tomorrow Started, Today.

August 13th, 2020

58:39

"In 2020, change in key areas is NO longer optional."

(121). The first in a two-part exploration of how CPA practices can virtualise their operations. CPA.com's Steve Menges outlines the steps that firms can take …

Finance Transformation. Skills For the Future.

August 5th, 2020

18:36

"Be very clear about the PURPOSE of a finance function in a business and how can you be increasingly purposeful in your role"

(120). Rebecca …

Cybersecurity Advisory. Where Did Our Data Go?

July 22nd, 2020

43:58

"It's a situation that's been exponentially exposing us... at THIS time."

(119). In the second of our new monthly Cybersecurity Advisory series, host Jerry Ravi of EisnerAmper LLP is joined by Daimon Geopfert of RSM, …

Aspire to be a CFO? Here's what you need to know.

July 15th, 2020

43:30

"Really good CFOs are able to COMMUNICATE, with people who are not financial experts"

(118). What does it take to be a CFO? How do you get that …

Adaptive Leaders. What They Are and How You Become One.

July 8th, 2020

53:05

"The past 100 days haven't been a blip. They've been an ACCELLERATOR"

(117). To understand adaptive leadership, it's best to hear from the leaders themselves and the people that know them best. Our guests are C-Suite …

Developing finance talent by putting people first.

July 1st, 2020

36:35

"Ultimately, we ALL have a role in making people grow and be successful."

(116) Barry Payne is Director of External Relations for Management …

Cybersecurity Advisory. Working from Anywhere, Rebooting Securely.

June 24th, 2020

24:07

"You can't rely on the changes that kept you operational to keep you secure AND compliant."

(115). This week is the inaugural episode of our …

Use Self-Awareness to Boost Your Career. With Arun Coumar.

June 18th, 2020

43:29

"Define your professional success through self-reflection and remembering back to your old jobs. But it's about what you FELT in it, and what you …

More Here Together. CIMA Community Share Lockdown Experiences.

June 10th, 2020

22:32

"Now more than ever, it's important that we ENGAGE and we talk to each other."

(#113). What innovations and new approaches are finance professionals deploying to weather the pandemic? Hear three more 'Here Together'

Agile Finance. Building Finance Resiliency and Returning the Business to Scale

June 3rd, 2020

1:00:16

"Resilient companies actually SUBSTANTIALLY out-performed competitors...in coming out stronger."

(#112). The first of our Oracle "Agile Finance" series, this is an edited audio version of a recent video webcast. It …

Modernising Your CPA Practice II. Growth Risks, Numbers, EPL, and Matters for Consideration.

May 28th, 2020

1:29:12

"Actionable insights on a topic impacting firms and, really, ANY growing organisation".

(#111) A bumper episode for any certified professional accountant who wants to innovate and grow their practice. Steven A. Menges …

Here Together. CIMA Community Share Lockdown Experiences.

May 21st, 2020

20:32

"We're all HUMAN... doing our best to ensure there's continuity in our various businesses and in our lives."

(#110). When we first posted our 'Here Together' video, it was shared online alongside dozens of personal …

Keeping yourself marketable during an economic downturn.

May 13th, 2020

42:39

"For those waiting to get recognised or be promoted, now is NOT the time to be humble or shy."

(#109). Covid-19 has changed almost everything. Global unemployment rates are at record highs and professionals need to …

Navigating in Uncertain Times: Supply Chain Flexibility and Resilience.

May 7th, 2020

1:01:52

"Covid-19 has really highlighted the need to ensure that supply chains are lean, agile and built around COLLABORATIVE relationships."

(#108). Like almost all businesses, the retail sector has been hard hit by the …

Collaboration Tools. Getting Remote Work Right.

April 29th, 2020

1:01:02

"The playing field has changed for EVER"

(#107). Our guests this week are Jim Gilbert, Les Nettleton and Amy Vetter, a trio of US-based accounting …

From Action to Recovery: Scenario-Planning and Strategic Modelling.

April 22nd, 2020

59:12

"Unprecedented times REQUIRE unprecedented activity."

(#106). As the coronavirus continues to spread, scenario-planning and strategic modelling can help you marshal your organisation’s resources around an action plan …

(East Asia Panel) Managing the local impact of a global disruption

April 15th, 2020

54:34

"Information technology is one thing but TEAMWORK is also very important."

(#105). The final recording from our recent trio of live webcast …

(UK EU Panel) Managing the local impact of a global disruption

April 8th, 2020

1:05:54

"Be open, be agile but also be very FLEXIBLE in terms of how quickly you can react to fast-changing circumstances."

(#104). The second of three audio recordings from our recent series of live webcast Q&As about …

(US Panel) Managing the local impact of a global disruption.

April 1st, 2020

1:07:21

"Choose things you've never done before and hopefully, WHEN we come out at the other end, we'll be better off for it."

(#103). This is the first of …

Coronavirus and Business Continuity Planning.

March 25th, 2020

1:03:44

"This is a known risk. What has been UNKNOWN...is the quantification!".

(#102). Ashok Noah, CPA, CGMA, FCMA is Managing Director of CGMA Learning, Education and Development at the Association of International …

Coronavirus 101. We Need To Talk About COVID-19.

March 19th, 2020

10:07

"Who knew that this is where we'd be? But this IS where we are".

(#101).We've put our pre-recorded interviews on hold for a while to concentrate on …

A Very Special Guest for Ep.100.

March 11th, 2020

21:23

I thought, "Right! THERE'S something for me to sign up to!".

(#100). For this milestone episode, we do something we've never done before: we interview one of our listeners. There's nothing more important than our …

Building Trust In A Digital Age. With Allister Manson of Opus Restructuring LLP

March 4th, 2020

28:54

"Clearly, the companies that respond the quickest are the ones that are going to be most TRUSTED, most liked by their customer base".

(#99). Accounting and finance professionals work with numbers as well as people, …

Blockchain Crypto Assets with Amy Vetter and Ron Quaranta

February 26th, 2020

15:22

"It'll feed into other functions that the accounting practitioner NEEDS in what we're calling the 'blockchain world' . It's moving pretty fast."

(#98)  How will blockchain introduce and impact firms of all sizes? …

Strategic Thinking with Sil Garaventa of US Foods

February 18th, 2020

21:28

"It's really important to not just develop a strategy and let it be. Make sure that you ACTIVATE that strategy."

(#97)  Strategy. One word, many definitions, almost infinite possibilities. What is it? What makes it …

(Minisode) A Quick Word - We'd Like YOU to be in our 100th Episode

February 12th, 2020

2:58

In mid March 2020 - just over a month's time - we will be recording our 100th episode. And we'd like YOU to be part of it, from wherever you are in the world. 

 

LET'S TALK

Happy to take a few minutes for an online …

2020 Vision. New Year, New Business Models with Kelly Mattarocci of TICH

February 5th, 2020

47:17

"Everybody can work together to collaborate, innovate and move the organisation more and more towards AI with this new business model."

(#96) …

Rethinking Accounting Globally with Professor Nick McGuigan of MONASH Business School

January 29th, 2020

53:58

"What I don't think we've realised ...is "How do you RE-IMAGINE accounting?"  

(#95) Hear this boundary-nudging lecture delivered at AICPA & CIMA's London office, arranged and introduced by Ian Selby, our Vice …

Human Intelligence. Simplifying Complex Problems with Cheryl Mobley of Recalibrate.

January 22nd, 2020

36:59

"That mindset that says 'One right answer'? You have to pull back and re-examine your assumptions: there is MORE than one right answer."

(#94). …

How Sports Analytics Could Improve Your Business. With Dr. Jason Imbrogno and Dr. David Bergman.

January 15th, 2020

52:15

"The strategies that we employ in daily fantasy sports...are especially useful OUTSIDE of sports analytics".

(#93) This week's conversation is all …

Digital Assets. What Your Practice Needs to Know.

January 8th, 2020

31:56

Overconfidence...is a real risk and it's important to consider up front if we have the skill set to be able to audit in this space.

(#92) Di …

Happy Holidays! A Short Festive 'Thank You'.

December 25th, 2019

3:30

Thank you for doing one of the most important jobs in the world.

(#91) A special, short festive episode of the Go Beyond Disruption podcast, the final show for this year.

To mark the end of 2019, AICPA & CIMA's …

Remote CFOs. Becoming a virtual leader with Robin Thieme of KBS CFO.

December 18th, 2019

46:03

There's a lot of...how we manage people that needs to change, as well as what our workforce expects.

(#90). Robin Thieme is CEO and Founder of KBS CFO and known by her online handle as the "futurereadycpa". An AICPA …

Creativity Is Your Business Innovation Engine. With Natalie Nixon of Figure 8 Thinking.

December 11th, 2019

38:11

"I define creativity as the ability to toggle between wonder and rigour - and ultimately to create novel value."

(#89) In this Human …

Modernising Your CPA Practice. Globally-Relevant Best Practices From Inside the US Accounting Profession.

December 4th, 2019

50:19

(#88). Steven A. Menges (AICPA & CIMA, CPA.com New York) presents this special compilation of interviews from CPA.com's new "Modernising Your Practice" audio and content series. There's plenty of international …

RPA. Beyond The Bot with Neeti Shukla of Automation Anywhere

November 27th, 2019

31:05
"Now we've enabled literally every human ... to automate any process... to allow them and their company to thrive even more than before".

(#87). Automation Anywhere co-founder Neeti Shukla talks to AICPA & CIMA's …

Get Competitive Advantage. Building Emotional Wealth with Jackie Fitzgerald.

November 20th, 2019

25:57

"If you have those emotional competencies - then you are far more likely to have great competitive advantage and be successful".

(#86) Leadership …

International Accounting Day. Why I Became An Accountant

November 13th, 2019

8:28

"What's the connection between the Roman Empire, the Oscars, bubble gum and The Bible?"

(#85). A special, bite-sized episode looking back at why November 10th is International Accounting Day. 

 

WE DISCUSS:

* Why is …

Will It Work? Blockchain and Digital Duplicates with David Jarczyk of KPMG.

November 6th, 2019

48:09

"The decision is made, the risks are weighed, and outcome HAPPENS. And you pivot or die."

(#84) Chicago-based David Jarczyk is Principal in KPMG LLP’s Tax Innovation group and the firm’s Tax Blockchain Leader, …

Cyber Security Awareness. The Security Value of Human Authenticity. With Kevin Yeanoplos of BJY.

October 30th, 2019

40:47

"It has SO many economic benefits... by establishing those relationships and being authentic." 

GBD83. Business Valuation expert and AICPA Hall of Famer Kevin Yeanoplos shares some honest and revealing perspectives as …

Using AI for Better Business Strategies. With Kelly Mattarocci of TICH.

October 23rd, 2019

48:47

"We (accountants) really ARE in a unique position to become business partners within this new business model."

GBD82 Kelly Mattaroci is a C-Suite professional financial executive with over 20 years’ experience. A CPA …

From Negatives to Positives. Flip The Script on Customer Complaints with Marcia Tal of Tal Solutions.

October 16th, 2019

55:19

"It's not only what each customer is telling you, it's what ALL customers are telling you". 

GBD81 We continue our focus on data and privacy for US and EU Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2019). This episode gives …

(Friday Focus) World Mental Health Day Special with Katie Demain of iOpener

October 11th, 2019

38:21

It's not just a fluffy "nice to have", it is a MUST-have business fundamental.

GBD80 A special Friday Focus episode to mark World Mental Health Day 2019. Katie Demain of iOpener has been referred to as Africa's foremost …

Build a Privacy Culture That Drives Success with Aaron Weller of Sentinel LLC.

October 9th, 2019

52:57

 The challenge is that most organisations don't know what data they have or where it is.

GBD79 Continuing our cybersecurity theme, Aaron Weller, Strategy VP for Sentinel LLC, give us the inside track on data-privacy …

Silver Linings. The Rewards of The Cloud with Martin Capuder of ConsultantC.

October 2nd, 2019

56:19

"You can look at cloud solutions as a smorgasbord. For each feature that you implement, you have to understand the risk AND the benefit of each of …

From Multiples to The Microphone. Accounting Podcasters and Digital Mindsets for International Podcast Day

September 25th, 2019

1:17:01

One thing that your industry should not worry about is time. There is no such thing as ‘too long’ in podcasting. Just ‘too boring’.  

GBD77 September …

Blockchain for CPAs. The Basics and Beyond with Jagruti Solanki of Aprio

September 18th, 2019

27:06

This was one of the technologies where the guidance we have is really not up to speed in the way that the technology has been moving and evolving.

Blockchain for Insurance. Crypto-Assets with Dr. Sean Stein Smith of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

September 11th, 2019

45:52

"This application in the insurance field is ABSOLUTELY going to have an impact on ...individuals and firms working in accounting and finance."

GBD75 Dr. Stein Smith is a returning guest on this podcast. He's authored …

Fixing Miscommunication. Getting Through with leadership trainer Julie Holunga.

September 4th, 2019

41:56

"It's so imperative that we are deliberate in how we communicate, that we think about it and NOT just take things at face value."

We're all connected but how do we 'get through' to people better? What's the …

Beyond Maslow. New Motivations with speaker, author and motivational expert Sophie Bennett.

August 28th, 2019

1:13:18

How do you actually APPLY what Maslow tells us, that helps us rise towards the top of the pyramid and live more satisfied lives?

GBD73 What REALLY Motivates Today’s Professionals and Tomorrow’s Leaders? Our guest has …

Make Networking Work. Getting Helpful with executive coach and author Heather Hollick.

August 21st, 2019

29:11

Whatever it is that most people think is networking - this "noisy events" and "what's in it for me?" - was NOT it!

GBD72 What is networking and what …

Staying Relevant As Machines Get Smarter. With Digital Health Futurist Maneesh Juneja.

August 14th, 2019

33:38

"What are the skills that they need to remain competitive and stay relevant to their customers? And it's not only the soft skills but it's also the digital skills. The other point here is about TRUST."

GBD71. Digital …

Unleash Your Peak Performance. Managing Energy with Sarah Elliott of Intend2Lead

August 7th, 2019

45:59

"Put yourself first. It's not selfish. It's the best thing you can do as a LEADER".

GBD70 After our guest's powerful presentation at AICPA ENGAGE 2019

Ride The Innovation Curve. CIMA Centenary with Dr. Martin Farrar.

July 31st, 2019

36:30

"Management Accountants are perfectly placed to bring collaboration from siloed parts of a business, get them talking to each other, and move …

Make Yourself Irreplaceable. Becoming Invaluable with Georgette Rowland of MoneyGym.

July 24th, 2019

43:56

"Imagine being THAT type of accountant or bookkeeper. How often do you think they would be trying to replace you?...because the relationship is so …

The Value-Perception Gap: Why Do Clients Leave? With Robert Craven of GYDA.

July 17th, 2019

44:44

"Too many accounting & financial firms think that their solution is what the customer wants. People don't buy what you do, they buy what you do …

Using Improv to Communicate and Collaborate Better with Kristy West of BraveSpace (Atlanta, USA).

July 10th, 2019

24:10

"One of the things we do is teach people that they need to use what they have, and that is ENOUGH...before you get up to do give a speech or a talk, or deliver a message to someone." 

GBD66: Human Intelligence. Jennifer …

Milestone Medley: your podcast celebrates its first anniversary.

July 3rd, 2019

28:28

"We use the podcast to help bring stories of technology to the profession, how people are using them...and what those opportunities look like."

“Using data-analytics to drive today’s businesses and train tomorrow’s accountants” with Rich Fox of Apex Parks Group (San Diego, USA)

June 26th, 2019

34:46

"Things are being constantly created...so it's very exciting to be not only in the finance area but in the data area."

GBD64. Rich Fox is Vice-President of Data Science and Analytics for Apex Parks Group, one of the …

The Power of 'No' with Executive Coach Regan Walsh (Columbus, USA)

June 19th, 2019

18:56

"It's important to learn how to say 'no' if you want to thrive...You need to be able to focus on what's essential to YOU and block out all the noise".

GBD63 In this Human Intelligence-focused episode, returning guest …

“Reality Bytes: Demystifying Digital Transformation” with Waqqas Mahmood of BakerTilly (Washington, USA)

June 12th, 2019

29:31

"First figure out the 'why', not from a organisational perspective but 'why' for a particular business process, and THEN figure out what technology …

Seize The Day: How Rihanna Helped Make Accounting Relevant” with Peter Brill of NetMentor (Bristol, UK).

June 5th, 2019

45:44

"It's about that human connection, and HOW they are offering their advice in a way that's relevant, topical and timely to their clients".

GBD61. 

Asking the way: Making Technology Work for You with Kate Watson, CEO of CMLW Consulting (Newcastle, UK)

May 29th, 2019

18:11

"People are going to look more to accountants from a SOFTWARE point of view, in how they communicate and in how their taxes are managed".

GBD60. …

How Data Science Can Transform Your Business with Elaine McVey of TransLoc (Durham, USA)

May 22nd, 2019

20:01

"Data Science can help companies optimise how they're carrying out their business... to give the company a much clearer picture of what's valuable and what's problematic".

GBD59. Elaine McVey directs the decision …

Fix The Weak Language That Holds You Back with Julie Holunga of Chinook Executive Solutions (Denver, USA)

May 15th, 2019

29:53

"It is very important to use that (strong) language. It's such a competitive arena out there. Why give anyone a reason to NOT buy what you are …

The Promise of Technology with David Cieslak, EVP of RKL eSolutions (Simi Valley,USA).

May 8th, 2019

13:23

"Are you looking for incremental improvement, or are you REALLY trying to become a future-oriented organisation?". 

GBD57. Jennifer Gardner (AICPA …

Questions Today's CPAs Need To Ask About Tomorrow's Blockchain with Kirk Phillips, the 'Bitcoin CPA' (Philadelphia, USA)

May 1st, 2019

49:01

"For CPAs who know about the space already, you've already got the trusted advantage. Now all you need is the blockchain knowledge".

GBD56. "TheBitCoinCPA" himself, Kirk Phillips, joins the AICPA & CIMAs's Kyle …

The Little Dominoes That Can Topple The Empire State with Jo-Ann Pohl, Group CFO of Bowmans Law (Johannesburg, South Africa)

April 24th, 2019

43:11

"We operate better when we engage. Look up, meet the people and understand the human being behind things".

GBD55. As the AICPA & CIMA CFO Conference begins in Chicago, we talk to the Group Chief CFO of Bowmans …

Digital Mindsets and Disruptive Tech Trends with Jim Bourke of WithumSmith+Brown (New York, USA)

April 17th, 2019

23:58

"What is driving change in our profession? The fuel is TECHNOLOGY". 

GBD54. We sat down recently at AICPA & CIMA's London Office with Jim Bourke, CPA, CITP, CFF, CGMA, and Managing Director of Advisory Services …

Is AI Disrupting Everything? with Pratish Sharma of TCS (UK)

April 10th, 2019

36:51

"To flourish and use AI, a company needs to be proficient in the strategic acquisition of data"

GBD53. In a fast-evolving cyber tech landscape, our …

Cybersecurity: What The C-Suite Needs To Know with Mike Foster of the Foster Institute (USA)

April 3rd, 2019

43:05

"Companies need to identify the third parties they work with because if they lose data, YOUR company's going to be facing the problem even though you weren't the one that lost the data'.

GBD52. Expert certified …

Adaptive Mindsets with Gretchen Pisano and Alexis Robin of pLink Leadership (Frederick, USA)

March 29th, 2019

26:21

"What you realise is that people don't mind when people have clear boundaries. In fact, they APPRECIATE them".

GBD51 Gretchen Pisano and Alexis Robin are co-founders of pLink Leadership, a US-based management …

Blockchain For Social Good with Daisy Ozim, Founder Director of Resilient Wellness (Oakland, USA)

March 27th, 2019

19:40

"We need individuals who are in those different positions of power in the blockchain space to really bring us in to discuss how we can change things …

Fear with Lindsay Stevenson, CGMA, CPA and Founder/CEO of Origin Evolution LLC (South Dakota, USA)

March 22nd, 2019

28:40

"As a society we've raised our children to make fear-based decisions unintentionally. Being able to change that mindset to an OPPORTUNITY-based decision really changes the way you think about what is possible for you".

Wellbeing: Our Selves, Our Roles with Lauren Baptiste, CEO of Acheloa Wellness (New York, USA).

March 20th, 2019

27:31

 "Have those boundaries. Don't just push through...and sacrifice your lunch, sacrifice your sleep, sacrifice... because that has a bigger impact and risk than if you actually just ask for what you need".

Lauren …

Mindful Technology with Amy Vetter, CEO, CGMA, CPA, Yogi and Accounting Technologist (Cincinnati, USA).

March 15th, 2019

34:33

"When technology is put into place the RIGHT way, in ethical ways, we actually create MORE human connection than less"

AICPA & CIMA's Jennifer …

Workplace Culture with Carolyn Swora of Pinnacle Culture (Toronto, Canada).

March 13th, 2019

24:09

"It doesn't mean you have to be best friends with everybody...but just take a moment and recognise that there are people behind processes - and connect into that very simply."

This International Women's History Month, …

International Women's Day Special The Future Of The Profession with Oracle, AICPA CIMA, and The Changemaker's Playbook.

March 8th, 2019

28:50

In this special IWD2019 episode, four experts share their thoughts on tech and the future of the accounting and finance professions. Hear from Oracles's Kimberly Ellison-Taylor and "Changemaker's Playbook" author Amy …

Blockchains, Cryptocurrencies and Remittances with Maxine Ryan, COO of BitSpark (Hong Kong, China).

March 6th, 2019

27:50

 "Have grit and persevere, no matter WHAT happens, because you are so intrigued and attached to an idea.”

March's special Women's History Month content series continues. Mballa Mendouga (AICPA & CIMA, Durham, USA) …

Reinventing You with Dorie Clark of Duke University (New York, USA)

March 1st, 2019

29:00

 "What I like to tell people - part of my methodology - is that you have no more, no more, than TWO professional goals at a time.”

We begin our …

Tech Trends To Watch with Areiel Wolanow, MD of Finserv Experts (Bristol, UK)

February 27th, 2019

31:00

"Buzzwords are about the things that are coming, not the things we already have" 

Joining us during a business visit to China, Areiel Wolanow is an …

Performance-Management Nirvana with Andy Carfax, MD of LucaNet (London, UK)

February 20th, 2019

34:23

"The biggest mistake at CFO level is not focusing on the boring stuff, the stuff that their finance team's getting frustrated by, that's making things inefficient".

Andy Carfax became a qualified CMA over two decades …

Adaptive Leadership with Dr. Jeremy Lurey (Chicago, USA).

February 13th, 2019

28:56

"Make sure you engage any resisters in your change process as if they're there to help...but they just don't know how yet"

A speaker at AICPA & CIMA's forthcoming "CFO 2019" Conference in Chicago, Dr. Jeremy Lurey …

FRIDAY FOCUS. How Digital Disruption is Transforming Finance with Dr. Noel Tagoe (London, UK).

February 8th, 2019

23:43

On 31 January 2019, the Association launched the 2019 CIMA Professional Qualification and the updated CGMA Competency Framework. These are designed to help Management Accountants and their employers understand the …

Wellbeing In The Workplace with Lauren Gasser (London, UK).

February 6th, 2019

38:51

"The more that we talk about mental health in the workplace, the more employers and organisations need to be prepared for that" 

New ways that organisations can build employee resilience and create environments which …

More than Just Data-Analytics with Pieter de Wit of Afrimat Ltd (Cape Town, RSA).

January 30th, 2019

28:14

"Financial figures are the results of decisions, and you need to be involved in the decisions if you want to influence the financial figures".

 

From The Couch To The Corporation with Sarah Niblock, CEO of UKCP (London, UK) GBD36

January 23rd, 2019

25:28

"Most common organisational issues could be solved if we had a better understanding of how individuals and groups operate, and of how those forces …

Unconscious Bias with Khalil Smith of the NeuroLeadership Institute (New York, USA). GBD35

January 16th, 2019

15:09

"The things that come to us easily tend to be the nature of our bias"

Khalil Smith is Head of Diversity and Inclusion Practice at the …

Evaluate Before You Integrate with Mike Whitmire, CFO of Floqast (Los Angeles, USA). GBD34

January 9th, 2019

39:30

"The future of accounting is in someone who understands guidance and all the rules, (with) the technical 'chops' and knowledge to APPLY that"

When …

Building and Getting the Best from your Finance Team with Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements (UK). GBD33

January 2nd, 2019

28:31

""Finance teams are most effective when they've got a clear purpose: when they know WHY the team actually exists""

We begin 2019 with a guest who's …

How Critical Thinking Builds Trust and Business Resilience with Gillian Lees of AICPA CIMA (London, UK). GBD32

December 26th, 2018

23:37

"Be really clear that you're trying to develop SOLUTIONS... as well as being aware of your own biases, your own motivations for challenging"

December's "Human Intelligence" theme concludes with a look at key changes …

Unlocking new levels of human and organisational intelligence. with Dr. Alan Watkins of Complete Coherence (UK). GBD31

December 19th, 2018

24:44

"Leaders recognise that skills, knowledge and experience simply won't cut it anymore. They have to change HOW they know things, not just WHAT they know."

Another episode in our 'Human Intelligence' strand for …

Humans Need Humans with Heather Wright of Advance Performance (Preston, UK). GBD30

December 12th, 2018

22:22

"Creative accounting might be frowned upon but creative thinking - innovation - is not. Creativity is a muscle in the brain and requires exercise".

Your December podcasts are inspired by our "Human …

The Difference is YOU with Dexter Moscow of Audience Dynamics (London, UK). GBD29

December 5th, 2018

31:43

"We could communicate by email but the pendulum is swinging back. People want face-to-face communication"

Our "Human Intelligence" work inspires …

Why RPA Is For Everyone with author Rob King of RPA Academy (Rochester, UK). GBD28

November 28th, 2018

47:52

 "There is now an RPA solution for everyone's needs. The barriers have dropped. You can start from free. Money isn't an issue."

We conclude our …

Your Life, Your Terms with executive coach Regan Walsh (Columbus, USA). GBD27

November 21st, 2018

20:08

 “Get really clear about how you want to spend your time. Don’t get roped in to attending every holiday party if you don’t want to”.

Not only is it …

FRIDAY FOCUS. Finance Transformation - Johannesburg Conference Speaker Alvin Liew joins us from Malaysia.

November 16th, 2018

28:37

The first of our occasional "Friday Focus" episodes coincides with our current series of Finance Transformation conferences being held in mid-November 2018 in New York, London and Johannesburg. 

Alvin Liew presents at …

Do Finance People REALLY Need Soft Skills? With Development and Innovation Specialist Peter Simons (London,UK) GBD26

November 14th, 2018

24:09

"Maybe there's a missing link...Analysis alone won't suffice."

Our subject matter expert this week is CIMA member Peter Simons. He talks to Kyle Hannan (AICPA & CIMA, UK) about emotional intelligence, soft skills, …

EXTRA. Just A Quick Word In Your Ear: Going Beyond The Week...

November 9th, 2018

3:28

"With the recent release of watchOS5, we've realised that there's an opportunity to share even more insights with our listeners".

Out and about this weekend? Want to reduce your screen time though not your …

The Role-Revolution Will NOT Be Televised with Chris Argent of Vodafone UK and GenerationCFO (London, UK) GBD25

November 7th, 2018

39:30

"This change is people first, then technology, and not the other way around".

We're focusing on Robotics and Process-Automation this month, and our …

A Deep Dive into Cyber Risk Assessments with IT Auditor Anthony Hargreaves of RSM (Seattle, USA) GBD24

October 31st, 2018

18:25

"In today's global marketplace, more and more decisions to do business with people and organisations are driven by their security posture"

On this final day of Cyber Security Awareness Month in the USA and CyberSec …

Getting Ready To Be Paid In Crypto Currency with blockchain expert Peter Rehm (Atlanta, USA). GBD23

October 24th, 2018

31:43

"In order to learn more...you have to become uncomfortable. You have to get out of your comfort zone! You have to get out there and talk to people".

Peter Rehm is our first returning guest on the podcast and describes …

Smishing: what you need to know with Rod Griffin of Experian (Dallas, USA). GBD22

October 17th, 2018

24:00

"Smishing is a funny term to describe a very serious problem that's going to be more and more prevalent"

Rod Griffin is Director of Public Education at Experian, a leading credit reporting agency which aggregates …

Why Your Business WANTS To Be Hacked with Lisa Traina of Capin Crouse (Baton Rouge,USA). GBD21

October 10th, 2018

16:49

" Information security and IT are two rather different things, and organisations don't realise that yet".

As EU CyberSec Month and USA Cybersecurity Awareness Month continue, so does our focus on online safety for …

Cyber Safety for Cryptocurrency Investors with Dr. Sean Stein Smith of CUNY (New York, USA). GBD20

October 3rd, 2018

21:14

"This whole space is very volatile and very technical...so it's important to think carefully and to do your homework before putting your capital to …

Cybersecurity and Promoting Risk Awareness with Tim O'Hara of PRICCHAA INC (Chicago, USA). GBD19

September 26th, 2018

18:45

 "Security is a table stakes business-survival matter"

This October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the USA and CyberSecMonth across the EU. On the eve of this month-long focus on the safety and …

Business Partnering Putting the Cool into Number-Crunching with Andi Lonnen of Finance Training Academy (Leeds, UK). GBD18

September 19th, 2018

21:16

"What's ordinary to accountants is extraordinary to everyone else...and that's your unique skill-set".

In addition to her work with AICPA & CIMA's CPD Academy programmes, Andi Lonnen is a qualified ACCA, a …

Agreement versus expectation with Clare Haynes of Wildfire (Warwickshire, UK) GBD17

September 12th, 2018

20:08

"We're not robots, we're people. And it's PEOPLE that get things done, together".

Samantha Watson (AICPA & CIMA, London) talks to specialist people-developer, speaker, and trainer Clare Haynes of Wildfire. They …

Get Aligned, Not Just Onlined with Mark Fritz of Procedor (London, UK). GBD16

September 5th, 2018

16:24

"There are three things leaders need to do: Lead themselves, influence others and drive change".

From AICPA & CIMA's office in London, UK, Andy Harris talks to Mark Fritz, a global leadership speaker, mentor, …

Blockchain for Supply Chain with Jim Barnes and Peter Rehm (USA). GBD15

August 29th, 2018

13:46

"People say that everybody has a different reality. Now with Blockchain, everybody has the SAME reality".

From AICPA & CIMA's office in Durham, …

Don't Poke The Bear with business culture expert Julie Ann Sullivan (Pittsburgh, USA). GBD14

August 22nd, 2018

21:06

 "Get buy-in BEFORE the change happens"

From AICPA & CIMA's London office, Kymberley McAdam talks to accounting expert, author and …

Gamification with TrueUp CEO Vince LoRusso (Los Angeles, USA). GBD13

August 15th, 2018

21:07

"If I could imagine what the future looks like... it allows us to repurpose ourselves" 

Vince LoRusso, CEO and co-founder of gamification startup …

Power Through Partnership with Betsy Polk and Maggie Ellis Chotas of The Mulberry Partners (Durham, USA). GBD12

August 8th, 2018

15:50

"When you don't see it, you don't know it".

Great things happen when women team up. In this exclusive conversation with AICPA&CIMA Communications and Social Strategy Lead Manager Jennifer Gardner, Betsy and Maggie …

Your Happiness Was Hacked with Professor Vivek Wadhwa (Silicon Valley, USA). GBD11

August 1st, 2018

16:29

“Parents have to get smarter than their children”

In conversation with the Association's Jennifer Gardner, Professor Vivek Wadhwa outlines how …

Coaching In A Disruptive World with Dr. Jonathan Passmore of Henley Business School (Reading, UK). GBD10

July 25th, 2018

39:34
"Work can be a burden, or it can be a delight. How we view it depends on the choices that we make"   Our featured expert is a chartered …

Applying Disruption Through Applied AI with Al Naqvi of the American Institute of Artificial Intelligence (Washington DC, USA). GBD9

July 18th, 2018

25:13

"Stay committed to ethics and objectivity. Your commitment will be tested over and over again as we move through this revolution"

A true pioneer in …

Leading Innovation When the Rules Don't Apply with Amy Radin, author and USA Fortune 100 Innovator (New York, USA). GBD8

July 11th, 2018

27:27

"Get out with clients and users and look for problems that are big, ...that you care about, and that in your gut are worth solving"

Amy Radin's …

Natural Language Generation: Turning Data into Insights with Marc Zionts of Automated Insights (Durham, USA). GBD7

July 5th, 2018

18:17

"How do you feel about looking into a rear-view mirror that's three months old? How does that help you move your business along?"

Marc Zionts, CEO …

Cypherpunks and the Rise of Cryptoassets with Jameson Lopp of CASA (Charleston, USA). GBD6

June 27th, 2018

23:29

"It's very easy to misapply the technology in a way that isn't taking advantage of the unique aspects that these distributed networks can provide".

The 5th Disruptive Computing Paradigm with Amanda Wilkie of Boomer Consulting (Washington DC, USA). GBD5

June 20th, 2018

21:57

"Don't focus on one technology but focus on the convergence of ALL of these technologies right now!"

This is not the first time technology is …

RPA: Do We Lose Control? with Edward Brooks of The RPA Academy (New York, USA). GBD4

June 13th, 2018

24:30
"There's a slight danger that you get hung up on all the potential barriers and end up not starting."

As companies are turning to robotic process automation (RPA) to eliminate manual tasks, what does this mean for our …

Leveraging Blockchain Technology with Ron Quaranta of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (New York, USA) GBD3

June 6th, 2018

15:39

"It's important to really cherry-pick the information that matters most and understand how it applies to your profession.

How does blockchain tech currently impact the accounting and finance industry, what will the …

Building a Security Mindset with Chris Romeo of The Security Journey (North Carolina, USA) GBD2

May 30th, 2018

24:56

"Remember, security is EVERYONE'S problem, regardless of what your role is."

GBD2. In light of recent data breach and privacy concerns news, Chris …

Human Intelligence: Will Robots Take My Job? With Clar Rosso, EVP at AICPA CIMA (Durham, USA) GBD1

May 23rd, 2018

13:56

"Human Intelligence is about how you apply your technical skills in the context of your business to lead and influence people to create value for your company"

AICPA & CIMA's Clar Rosso and Jennifer Gardner …

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