KyCPA Behind the Numbers podcast covers relevant topics and information that involve accounting and the CPA profession. Episodes will be released on the second Wednesday of every month.
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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.