State of Accounting: A Clarion Call for CPAs and Accountants to Get out of the Box

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State of Accounting: Time to Get Out of Speaker: Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA Session Number: SA-60 Date/Time: July 30, 2015 2:30pm-3:15pm Speaker Twitter Handle: @tomhood

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Leave me alone I spent thirty yea building this box

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Cloud computin 61% of small businesses demanding cloud-ba computing 10% YET, Only o cloud to work with

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nly 8% of CPAs are Future Rea M Insight into the CPA of the Future Study 2014 Future Ready is to be aware, pr adaptive of emer tech innovation and changes population, environ www.b

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Gradual then Sudden

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BnB Rooms available surpasses Hilton & Marr

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rate of change on the outside exce te of change on the inside, the end i – Jack Welch

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Will your job be done by a machin

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and Employers want o offer PROACTIVE and insights that are ble about the future!

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Five Steps to Get Started 1.  Focus on the Futu 2.  Start with Certain Find Opportunitie 3.  Learn New Skills 4.  Protect the Core & Values 5.  Collaboration & Relationships are k

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Why are windshields so much bigger

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trusted advisors who help and organizations shape their ombining insight with integrity ver value by: nicating the total picture with clarity ectivity; ng complex information into critical ge; ting and creating opportunities; ng pathways that transform vision Source: AICPA: CPA Horizon

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Adding Insight for Action lity ence y Wisdom Knowledge Information Data

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rt With Certainty & F Opportunities

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Cloud computin 61% of small businesses demanding cloud-ba computing 10% YET, Only o cloud to work with

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OPPORTUNITY Technology’s impact on firm service lines Audit Tax Accounti service fficiencies nnovation •  Efficiencies •  Innovation •  Transformativ •  Revenue Grow w Opportunities Emerging Dramatic Cha

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cipation – The Critical Compete N   king   eness   earning   ng   men   ersuading   elligence   ilding   ment   •  Anticipating and reacting to the nature and speed of change. •  Acting decisively without always having clear direction and certainty. •  Navigating through complexity, chaos, and confusion. •  Maintaining effectiveness despite constant surprises and a lack of predictability.

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tect the Core AND Stimulate Prog t rity ectivity llence ong Learning

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he future is about relationship

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Top Five Barriers 1. Not enough time 2. Being reactive ver proactive. 3. Doing more with 4. Information overlo (standards and regulations). 5. Managing change.

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BLI.CNF.IO ur session the tion: ate of ng o Poll a Question question

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Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA ciation of CPAs ning Institute (BLI) org If there is a conversation about the future profession, you're bound to hear Hood's n mentioned as one of the people leading th way. – Accounting Today CPA Practice Adviser Accounting Hall of Fam Named the Second Most Influential in Accou Accounting Today Magazine 2013 Top 150 Influencer by Linked-In Top 25 Influencers in Learning & HR by HR E Top 25 Public Accounting Thought Leaders Practice Adviser Working on Learning Management with AIC Cloud Curriculum, Performance Managemen Leadership & Generations

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