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Join our new host KyCPA Communications, Marketing and Creative Director, Kimberly Lindsey the second Wednesday of each month.
KyCPA Government Affairs Director, Shelby Williams and KyCPA-PAC Chair, Alan Long, CPA, share information about KyCPAs Political Action Committee (PAC). Find out why members should donate to the PAC, why this year is so critical to have a voice in Frankfort and what the big wins were from the last session.
Click here to find out more regarding KyCPA advocacy efforts and to donate to the KyCPA-PAC.
KyCPA President, Esther Thompson-Long, focuses on how CPAs can keep up with the pace of change, promote employee involvement and leadership, and support advocacy efforts.
Chris Panebianco, Chief Marketing Officer, Bankers Healthcare Group (BHG)
This podcast features Chris Panebianco, Chief Marketing Officer at BHG, a leading provider of financial solutions for highly-skilled professionals. BHG has continued to lend to CPAs through the pandemic, and in this episode, Chris offers insight into the financial solutions available. He also shares how KyCPA members can safeguard their practices today, and prepare for the future. Those interested in learning more about BHG can visit bhg.loan/kycpa
Diversity and inclusion: Part 1
KyCPA members Rene Valadez and Kim Burse discuss the Society's Diversity and Inclusion Committees' four-phased process to develop recommendations to promote not only diversity of the profession and inclusion of underrepresented groups, but that will also increase the percentage of these individuals studying, pursuing and remaining in the accounting profession. For more information and to take a brief diversity and inclusion survey please visit kycpa.org/DI.
Diversity and inclusion: Part 2
Rene Valadez and Kim Burse share AICPA diversity and inclusion resources and personal experiences during their professional journey towards becoming a CPA and now as members of the CPA profession. For more information and to take a brief diversity and inclusion survey please visit kycpa.org/DI.
KyCPA staff share how they have continued to work for members throughout COVID-19
A message from KyCPA staff: The bottom line is ... We're still working for you!
CPA Exam tips for success from Kentucky CPAs
The CPA Exam is now available year-round and testing centers are now opening for those wanting to take the exam.
In this episode Kentucky CPAs share their tips for success that helped them pass the CPA Exam.
Thank you Will Geer, Jake Brock, Kristine Gaines, Garrett Booth, Phillip Bond, Erin Beavin, Bina Khatri and Matthew Hazel for helping to mentor others through the CPA Exam process.
Ashli Watts, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber discusses how business can rebound from COVID-19 with Kentucky Society of CPA members.
Follow-up Q&A with Whitney Bishop: Harnessing the power of disruption
Harnessing the power of disruption with Whitney Bishop
How can you be an island of calm in a sea of chaos? The way we live, work and play have been disrupted in incredible ways. This is a time for opportunities to learn valuable ways to help us transition as the changes keep coming.
Bishop shares ways that you can help manage stress and other disruptors that come with transition.
Episode 011: 2020 legislative preview with Shelby Williams
The upcoming 2020 60-day “long” session kicked off on January 7 and is slated to end on April 15. Throughout the session, KyCPA will advocate for our members on tax, license, and general business issues, along with any other issue that affects the CPA profession. In this episode, we speak with Shelby Williams, KyCPA's Government Affairs Director, about key issues for we will be looking out for this year, important legislative dates and how to get involved.
Episode 010: Interview with KyCPA Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipient Kaitlyn Cummins
The KyCPA Educational Foundation awards scholarships to college accounting students who plan on taking the CPA exam along with other criteria. In this episode we are interviewing Kaitlyn Cummins, CPA, a past recipient of the Educational Foundation scholarship who is currently employed as a Senior Tax Associate at MCM CPAs & Advisors.
Episode 009: Interview with KyCPA Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipient Alea Luckett
The KyCPA Educational Foundation awards scholarships to college accounting students who plan on taking the CPA exam along with other criteria. In this episode we are interviewing Alea Luckett, a recipient of the Educational Foundation scholarship who currently attends Western Kentucky University.
Episode 008: Online personal privacy
Once again, we are joined by Tommy Stephens, CPA, CGMA, CITP from K2 Enterprise to discuss online personal privacy. In the podcast we discuss the importance of knowing how your online information is being utilized by companies and the privacy laws to protect this information. Stephens will be presenting at the KyCPA Technology Conference on December 16-17.
Episode 007: The importance of advocacy and the KyCPA-PAC
The KyCPA Political Action Committee (KyCPA-PAC) enables CPAs to help elect business-minded legislators who support our position on issues significant to the CPA profession. We speak with Shelby Williams, KyCPA's Government Affairs Director and Alan Long, Chair of KyCPA's Political Action Committee. Williams and Long discuss the KyCPA-PAC and the importance of advocacy to the CPA profession and community.
Episode 006: Identify and solve dysfunctions of a team
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lecioni discusses 5 pitfalls that can hinder the performance of a team as a whole and have a potentially devastating impact on an organization as a whole. We are back with Trevor Blondeel, founder of Operation Kickstart, to discuss how an organization can identify and solve these dysfunctions.
Episode 005: Interview with 2019-2020 KyCPA President Elizabeth Woodward
KyCPA President Elizabeth Woodward was officially sworn in as president during the summer of 2019. Podcast host Marvin Stewart interviews President Woodward and not only learns about her experience but her plans and goals during her presidency.
Episode 004: Emotional intelligence in the workplace
Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Why is great emotional intelligence important in a workplace? We speak with Trevor Blondeel, founder of Operations Kickstart to answer that question.
Episode 003: Emerging technologies
Technology is consistently altering the business and social environment. In this podcast we speak with Tommy Stephens, CPA, CGMA, CITP from K2 Enterprises on emerging technologies in the professional world and discovering why CPAs should stay on top of them. Stephens will be presenting at the KyCPA Technology Conference on December 16-17.
Episode 002: Verifying your vendor's cybersecurity measures
You believe your organization has taken the correct cybersecurity measures, but do your vendors? Hear once again from Jay Mallory, executive vice president, marketing and business development at Imagequest, and learn the proper steps in ensuring your vendors aren't putting you at risk.
Episode 001: Phishing
Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Join us with special guest Jay Mallory, executive vice president, marketing and business development to speak about the what is phishing and the dangers that come with it.