Top Management Consultant to the CPA Industry [Interview] with Marc Rosenberg of the Rosenberg Associates

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Marc Rosenberg has served as a management consultant to CPA firms for over 20 years. What an interesting job! He spends most of his time traveling the country and helping CPA firms improve their partner compensation models, CPA firm mergers, succession planning, CPA firm retreats, and more. He also runs a “management consultant to the…

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Inside The Mind of a Moss Adams LLP (Top 25 Firm) Recruiter: “Here’s What I’m Looking For” [PODCAST]

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Scott Flanary (LinkedIn) is a recruiter for Moss Adams LLP in the Los Angeles office. He’s a Harvard grad with a very interesting background working in college campus administration and now Moss Adams. Scott’s has been working for the  firm hiring accounts from campuses for two years. He knows the in’s and out’s of what…

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“Sometimes I would rather have to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.” [PODCAST] with Richard Levychin, Managing Partner of KBL LLP

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Tell us a little bit about your background. > Managing Partner of KBL, LLP CPAs and Advisors > Graduated from Baruch College and started his  career with a Big Four CPA firm > Started his own firm at the age of 28 Tell us about one experience in your current position that just blew you…

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“The dream begins most of the time with the teacher who believes in you” [PODCAST] with Jody Padar

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Jody Padar joined her father’s firm four years ago, bringing her expertise in the areas of taxation, QuickBooks, and small business accounting. As one of the profession’s emerging thought leaders, Jody has transitioned New Vision to next-generation status by adopting advanced technologies and best practices that support web-based client services and allow the firm to…

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Young CPA turned tech entrepreneur: Ryan Watson, CEO of Sqrl

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  Ryan Watson is the Co-Founder of Upsourced Accounting and the CEO Sqrl. When he’s not working with clients, penning a blog, posting on Twitter, or spreading the good word about Upsourced Accounting, he’s probably embarrassing himself on the golf course, passionately supporting his favorite reality TV contestant, or helping his wife Lauren grade papers. I remember the days of…

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You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take [PODCAST] with Kristen Rampe

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It’s a consistent thing here on The Bean Counter, there are many many opportunities in accounting. Look at me, I write for The Bean Counter and started my own company Ten Key Heroes. Kristen Rampe is another great example of someone who has broken out of the traditional mold to do something very different and…

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One of the most successful accountants turned entrepreneur in the world [Podcast] with Rod Drury, CEO of Xero

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Rod has an incredible story that I am thrilled to share with you!

He started like many traditional accountants with Arthur Young which has eventually become EY.

Incredibly he won the New Zealand entrepreneur of the year award from EY many years later in 2013.

Xero is quite incredible company, imagine this: Rod started a…

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Becoming a part-time CFO (Hint: You don’t have to work for 20 years first)

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One of the myths in the accounting industry is that you have to wait years and years before being able to have some of the “sexy” roles in the industry.

It’s just not true.

We’ve interviewed lot’s of people on the show (remember Ryan Watson of Sqrl and Upsourced Accounting who started his own CPA…

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It is in understanding and embracing the concept of failure that we achieve true greatness as human beings [Interview] w/ Kenneth J. Burke, CPA & Certified Business Coach

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Kenneth J. Burke, CPA & Certified Business Coach Ken is both a Certified FocalPoint Business Coach and a CPA. For over 25 years he has worked for both national and regional CPA firms advising business owners on managing their finances and taxes, and various business issues. While Ken was working with entrepreneurs and business owners during his…

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“When you get your first check from a client, that’s a big deal” Podcast with A-lign’s Scott Price on starting his own firm, TWICE!

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Remember the stories about Enron and Arthur Andersen? Normally you hear about the old Anderson employees who were out of work in the course of a couple of weeks, and then ended up working on the same clients at another firm (often one of the now “Big 4″). But, Scott Price’s story was a little…

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