Accounting Life Podcast

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

Episode 45

Part #3: AI Accuracy & Controls

How can accountants peer into the AI black box? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we are joined for a third and final time by Jason Pikoos, Managing Partner of Client Experience at Connor Group, to discuss concerns around compliance and controls, as well as what to look for in an AI vendor.

Episode 44

Part #2: AI Deep Dive

What common myths exist around AI? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we are once again joined by Jason Pikoos, Managing Partner of Client Experience at Connor Group, to discuss the various forms of AI as well as how companies are accessing this technology.

Episode 42

Life in Accounting Advisory Services

Have you considered a career in accounting advisory? On this episode, Jotham Ty talks with Lauren Robinson, Manager, Accounting & Financial Reporting Advisor at TBH Consulting, about what it’s like working in this exciting field and the skills you’ll develop along the way.

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 41

Technology and The Modern Day Auditor

How has the audit industry evolved when it comes to technology adoption? On today’s episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we talk with Katie Hannah, Solutions Consultant at Gappify and former Audit Manager at Deloitte, about how tech is empowering a new generation of accountants.

Episode 43

6 Ways to Know If You Are Ready for AI

Is your company ready for AI? On this episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we talk with Jason Pikoos, Managing Partner of Client Experience at Connor Group, about what indicators to consider when evaluating your AI readiness, along with advice for CFOs trying to get started.

Episode 42

Life in Accounting Advisory Services

Have you considered a career in accounting advisory? On this episode, Jotham Ty talks with Lauren Robinson, Manager, Accounting & Financial Reporting Advisor at TBH Consulting, about what it’s like working in this exciting field and the skills you’ll develop along the way.

Episode 41

Technology and The Modern Day Auditor

How has the audit industry evolved when it comes to technology adoption? On today’s episode of the #AccountingLifePodcast, we talk with Katie Hannah, Solutions Consultant at Gappify and former Audit Manager at Deloitte, about how tech is empowering a new generation of accountants.

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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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.