Abacus: Accounting Careers | Job Search | Lifestyle
By Bob the CPA: Accountant | Big 4 Alum | Founder of CPA Talent
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Learn everything you need to know to have a successful and fulfilling accounting career. This is The Abacus Show, where the top thought leaders, teachers, and accounting professionals from all over the world share their experience to help you become a top performer and empower you to take control of your career. Abacus is hosted by Bob the CPA, a Big 4 alum with over a decade of accounting/finance experience. Hear from really smart people, learn from their experience, and avoid the mistakes they've made. Plus discover some of the most interesting accounting jobs you didn't even know existed.
||CleanMoving from Big 4 Audit to a Corporate Finance (FP&A) Job||Everything you need to know about making the jump from Big 4 Audit to Corporate Finance (FP&A). All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Going Back to School for an Accounting Degree||Start your career in industry, then move to public accounting. Plus job interview tips for recent grads. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Candid Career Advice from a Big 4 Tax Partner||Candid career advice from a Big 4 Partner. Including how to define your career goals, and manage your priorities. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cannabis CPAs – Risks & Rewards of an Accounting Career In the Marijuana Industry||Should CPAs serve clients who are breaking federal laws daily? Take a look inside the US Cannabis industry. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Accounting Careers in Higher Education||Considering an accounting career in higher education? Learn more from the CFO of the Connecticut University System. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Why You Should Get More Involved In Professional Organizations||Why you should get more involved in a professional accounting organization (and how to get started). All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCareers in the IRS: Criminal Investigation Division||Forensic accountants catch fraudsters, money-laundering, and tax evasion. Former IRS Agent takes you behind the scenes of this unique accounting career. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPwC Goes to the Oscars||Meet the CPA duo behind the most anticipated envelopes in Hollywood, the ones containing winners of the Academy Awards. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||On Coaching and Professional Development||How continual personal and professional development will make you happier and more successful. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Improve Your Business Communication Skills||Learn how to improve your business communications, and get better results. Communication styles, and how to write effective emails. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Should You Ever Accept a Counteroffer?||Should You Accept a Counteroffer? What is a counteroffer? When should you expect a counteroffer in your job search? All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Career Change From Math Teacher to Accountant + Comedy CPE||How to change careers from math teacher to accountant. What’s wrong with continuing education? And a nano-CPE update. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Excel for Accountants: Professional Trainer Shares His Best Tips||Accountants love Excel. Professional trainer shares his top tips, and the best ways to learn Excel. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Pass the CPA Exam at 30 (Even If You’ve Failed in the Past)||How to pass the CPA exam at 30 (even if you've failed in the past). How to overcome failure, study without neglecting your family, and become a CPA. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Impress Everyone at Your Next Big Presentation||Impress everyone at your next big presentation with these tips from author and presenter Geni Whitehouse. In today's interview Geni shares some tips you can start using today to make a big impression at your next board or audit committee meeting presen...||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeaving the Big 4? Here’s How To Maximize Your Value||Want to leave the Big 4? Learn the three areas where you can maximize your value when leaving the Big 4, and how to decide which company culture is right for you. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||5 Simple Ways To Speed Up Your Job Search||Learn the 5 simple things you can do today to speed up your job search, and get better results. Then, I'll share a new way to think about goals, and why they're so important for your career. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt’s OK To Try Something Strange||Learn why your career won't be linear, why it's important to try something new, and why failing won't be fatal. Caleb Newquist (Going Concern) went from public accounting to writing on the internet. Today he's the editor-in-chief of one of the largest ...||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Accounting Career Spotlight: Small Firm Tax Partner||Mario Lucibello made the switch from Audit to Tax, and now he’s a Partner at a small firm in the New York metro area. Find out how he got there, and the lessons he learned along the way. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Quit Your Job and Travel the World||How to plan your escape from the 9-5. The Lifestyle Accountant stops by tell us about mini-retirements, simplifying his life, and what it's like to work with clients entirely online. Then, I'll tell you about a simple way to increase your focus and was...||2/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Prepare for Your Next Accounting Interview||Be ready for your next Accounting Interview. Learn how to answer common accounting interview questions, the most common bad advice to avoid, and hear some interview horror stories. Plus, how to get free resume help. All in this episode of Abacus.||2/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Burnout in Public Accounting: Warning Signs and How to Get Help.||Suffering From Burnout in Public Accounting? Stress & resilience coach Paula Davis-Laack opens up about a topic that's still taboo in the accounting industry, especially during busy season. Learn how to recognize and deal with burnout. Then,||2/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Accounting Career Spotlight: Media Revenue Reporting w/ Andrew Rosen||There's a lot more to an accounting career than tax/audit. Ever wondered what your career options are? Discover new and unique career paths with me as I find accountants with cool jobs and ask them to tell you all about it.||1/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAccounting Is Going Digital. Here’s What You Need to Know w/ Chris Hooper||What will the firm of 2025 look like? Accounting futurist Chris Hooper (Accodex, Going Concern, TEDx) stops by to share his vision for the future of accounting. Hear why Chris took his first accounting job (hint: not because he loved accounting),||1/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Accounting Technology Changes: What You Need To Know w/ The Radical CPA||Think your job is safe from technology changes? Author, speaker, and small firm CEO Jody Padar shares her vision of the radical ways technology will change the accounting profession. Learn how you can stand out and thrive in times of technology change,...||1/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Find Free CPE Online w/ Encoursa Founders Matt + Jamie||Discover how to use the internet to get all your CPE hours for free. Then my guests Matt and Jamie will tell you about a new tool they’re building to take the hassle out of tracking your hours. And finally,||1/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Find the Best Accounting Recruiters w/ Jarred VandeMark||Recruiting manager Jarred VandeMark shares the inside scoop on how to find the best recruiters in your area in this Abacus exclusive interview. Plus, how's the Accounting Job Market look leading into 2016? All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!||1/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Very well done, smooth format and professional. Lots of info, a great listen.
Bob the CPA knows his stuff
This podcast is off to a good start. Helpful information and incredibly well produced. Massively listenable, helpful, and easy to digest. (sfan991/hungrydadspodcast)
Not an accountant, but...
I do marketing, but am accountant-adjacent. And the accountants that I listened to this with agree that it's got great information, and I agree that it's well produced. A great listen!
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