Accounting Life Podcast

Listen to fellow accountants discuss their experiences with accruals, audits, accounting automation, ERP systems and more.

Episode 40

How Accountants Add Value

Why are accountants the doctors of the business world? On today’s episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re talking with Nick Corradino (Manager, Solutions Consulting at Tipalti) about:

  • The value of having different experiences in finance.
  • Thoughts on the future of accounting.
  • The importance of the human element.

Episode 39

The Value of Mentorship

Why should every accountant seek out a mentor? On today’s episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re talking with KJ Neish (Product Manager at Floqast) about the importance of mentoring, how to find a mentor or to become one, and so much more!

Episode 38

A Founder’s Journey

What ingredients do you need to become a successful founder? On today’s episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re talking with Bijan Moallemi (Co-Founder and CEO, Mosaic) about how pain points lead to innovation, balancing the opposing forces of passion and pressure, and so much more!

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Relaunch - Episode 15

Big 4 Learnings with Erik Zhou

What can you learn by working at the Big 4? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we talk with Erik Zhou (CAO at Brex) about important experiences you should seek out early in your accounting career.

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Episode 37

The Importance of Recharging

Why should every working professional take a career break to recharge their batteries? On today’s episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re talking with Samee Vohra (Corporate Finance, Atlassian) about the benefits of a sabbatical. We’ll also hear some tips on how to make the most of your time off.

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Big 4 Learnings with Erik Zhou

What can you learn by working at the Big 4? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we talk with Erik Zhou (CAO at Brex) about important experiences you should seek out early in your accounting career.

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Episode 36

Accounting and Technology

Why does accounting lag behind when it comes to technology adoption? On today’s episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re talking with Emily Daigle (VP & GM, Zuora Revenue) about the role tech can play in the future of accounting.

How to Save Accounting with Kinman Tong
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Episode 35

How to Save Accounting with Kinman Tong

Is social media creating misconceptions about how a successful professional career should look? On today’s episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re speaking with Kinman Tong (Partner, Moss Adams) about a few ways to strengthen the accounting profession.

Work-Life Balance as an Accounting Leader
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Episode 34

The Importance of Establishing Work-Life Balance as an Accounting Leader

Is it possible to balance an accounting career and Muay Thai? On today’s episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re talking with Guilia Migliaccio (Controller, mParticle) about how you can balance the demands of both work and life.

Does the Accounting Industry need a Rebrand?
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Episode 33

Does the Accounting Industry need a Rebrand?

Does the accounting industry need a rebrand? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re talking with Dan Fletcher (CFO, Planful) about the issues impacting the future of the accounting profession.

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Episode 32

What Would've Kept Me in the Accounting Profession

In recent years, the accounting profession has seen an exodus of people leaving the industry. But what can we actually do to fix this problem? Today, we’re joined by our very own Todd Carry (Product Manager, Gappify), to discuss some ways to attract and retain accounting talent.

Perspectives on Accounting Tech & State of the Profession with Michael Kelly
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Episode 31

Perspectives on Accounting Tech & State of the Profession

How do you balance the need to invest in technology with budgetary constraints? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we welcome Michael Kelly (Director of Accounting, Turo), to talk about accounting tech and the state of the accounting profession.

Learning Development Accounting with Kristen Rampe
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Episode 30

Learning & Development in Accounting​

How do you develop talent on your team? Today we’re joined by Kristen Rampe (Managing Partner, Rosenberg Associates) to talk about learning and development in accounting.

The Future of Accounting and Finance Systems with Rob Bastress
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Episode 29

The Future of Accounting and Finance Systems

What impact will the rise of automation and AI have on accounting in the next few years? Today we’re talking to Rob Bastress (Former VP of Business Technology, Pilot.Com) about how the next couple of years will shape the future of accounting and finance systems.
Internal Audit & Controls with Rich Woodson
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Episode 28

Internal Audit & Controls with Rich Woodson

Why should accountants consider Internal Audit as a career path? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we welcome Alfred Woodson (Rich), Director of Internal Audit at Sunrun, to talk about the joys and challenges that come with working in this area of accounting.

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Episode 27

State of the IPO Market with Barrett Daniels

We are currently in an IPO slump, but how long will it last? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we welcome back Barrett Daniels (Partner, Deloitte) to help us figure out how we got here, what the trends indicate for 2023, and what pre-IPO companies can do before they go public.

2023 Hiring Trends Accounting Professionals
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Episode 26

2023 Hiring Trends and Compensation for Accounting Professionals

What will the accounting job market look like in 2023? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re joined by Kristine Aragon (Senior VP, Robert Half) to discuss important hiring and retention trends, as well as insights from Robert Half’s 2023 Salary Guide.

My First non-accounting Role - Mike Pietrobon
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Episode 25

My First Non-Accounting Role with Mike Pietrobon

Have you ever considered a career beyond accounting? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re joined by Mike Pietrobon (CPA and Product Marketing Manager, Gappify) for advice on how to leverage your accounting skills and experience for success in a wide variety of careers.

Importance Culture Global Accounting Teams
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Episode 24

Importance of Culture for Global Accounting Teams

How important is it for you to develop a team culture for your accounting organization? In this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re joined by Gene Liu (CAO, Atlassian) to discuss how you can build a culture that results in reduced turnover, and time and cost savings for your accounting team.

Navigating Technical Guidance in Accounting
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Episode 23

Navigating Technical Guidance in Accounting

How do you navigate technical guidance in accounting? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re joined by Angela Liu (Former Director of Technical Accounting & Revenue at Glassdoor) about the strategic importance of technical accounting and its nuanced relationship with operational accounting.

The Importance of Heart in Accounting
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Episode 22

The Importance of "Heart" in Accounting

What does “heart” have to do with accounting? Isn’t accounting just about numbers? If this doesn’t seem to add up, you’ve come to the right place. In this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re joined by TaraMcDonough (Executive Coach & former Controller at Glassdoor) to talk about why accountants need to bring heart into their work.

Promoting Professional Development for Accountants
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Episode 21

Promoting Professional Development for Accountants

You’ve hired the right people for your accounting team, so now what? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’re joined by Senad Mustafic (CAO at Benchling) to discuss his thoughts on professional development strategies for retaining accountants.

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Episode 20

The Chief Accounting Officer Role

The Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) provides the accounting department a seat at the “executive table” and the opportunity to make broad, strategic company contributions. What makes an accountant a good fit for chief accounting officer? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we’ve reassembled our expert panel of CAOs, Angelina Hendraka (PowerSchool), Amy Garefis (ZipRecruiter), and Wendy Zheng, (OneTrust), to discuss what it takes to move from an accountant to CAO.

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Episode 19

Accounting ERP Evolution

What do accountants need to know about ERP systems to better manage their day-to-day operations? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, Neil Chua (Managing Director, SOAProjects) discusses important ERP trends and developments to help accountants stay up to date on the latest & greatest in ERP.

From Accountant to Startup Founder with Guzel Lumpkin
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Episode 18

From Accountant to Startup Founder

What does it take to go from an accountant, to an entrepreneur, to a CEO? Why is it so rare to see accountants choose this career route? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we welcome back Guzel Lumpkin (CFO, Innova Medical Group) to interview Gappify CEO & Founder, Jotham Ty about his journey from accountant to CEO.

Embracing Accounting Leadership with Carla Harris
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Episode 17