Accounting Exposed

Exposing the ins and outs of The Accounting Profession.

Accounting Exposed is a podcast that seeks to explore the accounting profession from all sides. By providing well-researched monologues, as well as informative interviews, this podcast aims to entertain, inform and assist anyone interested in learning about or pursuing the accounting profession.

ACCOUNTING MADE INTERESTING

Accounting Exposed is a podcast that seeks to explore the accounting profession from all sides. By providing well-researched monologues, as well as informative interviews, this podcast aims to entertain, inform and assist anyone interested in learning about or pursuing the accounting profession.

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Understanding The History

From Babylonian tablets to Bitcoin, learn how humans developed increasingly sophisticated methods of doing business

Learn From Successful Accountants

Listen to wide ranging interviews with CFOs, professors and industry leaders

The Different Fields of Accounting

Explore the variety of roles in the accounting profession--from auditor to tax specialist to advisor

Real-Life Stories

Experience the ups and downs of real careers, from the mouths of a variety of guests

Technical Terms and Definitions

Acquire a working knowledge of financial lingo

Book Recommendations

Look out for my handpicked list of books to which cover a variety of topics

Episodes

Episode 1

Past, present and future of accounting
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Episode 2

The history and evolution of accounting. - An interview with Professor Thomas King
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Episode 3

Cash is King!
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Episode 4

How an accountant got into insolvancy: An interview with Doug Hoyes
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Episode 5

CFO by day, Prof by night: An interview with Jonathan Schacter
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Episodes

S1E01 - Past, present and future of accounting

  • What is the accounting profession?
  • A brief history of accounting
  • The different services that accountants offer
  • Some of the value that accountants bring
  • The future of the accounting profession

S1E02 - The history and evolution of accounting.

An interview with Professor Thomas King

  • How Professor King got into the accounting profession
  • His role as an auditor for the Arthur Andersen accounting firm
  • His role as controller and then treasurer for Progressive Insurance
  • The Enron scandal and Arthur Andersen's role in it
  • The earliest history and origins of accounting
  • British investment in American railroads and how that led to the beginning of audit firms
  • The development of the accounting profession through the 20th century, alongside with world events

S1E03 - Cash Is King

  • The function of money and cash in society
  • The function of credit and accrual accounting
  • The major Canadian banks and the banking system
  • The different bank accounts you could have
  • The cash flow statement
  • The pros and cons of having excess cash
  • Liquidity ratios
  • What are bank reconciliations

S1E04 - How an accountant got into insolvancy

Interview with Doug Hoyes

  • How Doug went from accounting to insolvency
  • Transferable skills from accounting
  • What it's like to work in insolvency
  • The difference between bankruptcy and consumer proposal
  • Debt vs equity financing for companies
  • Student debt
  • Canadian vs American health care systems

S1E05 - CFO by day, Prof by night

Interview with Jonathan Schacter

  • How Jonathan got into accounting
  • Switching from public accounting to industry
  • The role of controller
  • The role of CFO
  • Useful transferable skills from public accounting
  • How Jonathan got into teaching
  • The value that accountants bring
  • Artificial intelligence

S1E06 - Career as a CPA and Tax Lawyer

Interview with Mike Skoczylas

  • How did Mike become a CPA and tax lawyer and which one came first
  • Some of the major tax issues such as real estate that Mike deals with
  • Important skills and personality traits for being a CPA and lawyer
  • Difference between tax law and other law fields
  • Advantages of going to law school with an accounting background
  • Mike's opinion of audit vs tax
  • Mike's take on the Trump administration's new tax law
  • Recommendations to people who may be interested in the CPA and law career path

S1E07 - The Secret to Motivation

Interview with Kathryn Kadous

  • Why Kathryn chose to go into accounting
  • Her experience as an auditor
  • Her experience as a controller
  • Her research into intrinsic motivation and its impact on work performance of auditors
  • Intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation
  • The method which she used on auditors to increase their intrinsic motivation
  • Can anyone increase their intrinsic motivation for anything

S1E08 - Journey from CPA to Canadian Tax Lawyer

Interview with Reuben Abitbol

  • How and why Reuben became a CPA and tax lawyer
  • Reuben's experience in audit working at a Big 4 firm
  • Reuben's experience in law school
  • Reuben's experience working at a law firm
  • The kinds of issues in tax law that Reuben deals with
  • The major value that clients see in professionals such as lawyers and accountants
  • Does Reuben recommend a CPA go to law school and why
  • Skills and personality traits that would help a CPA succeed in law school
  • Educational requirements to get into law school
  • Audit red flags to be aware of

S1E09 - From Accountant to Selling Fintech

Interview with Sammie Johannes

  • Sammie's career path
  • Her transition from accounting to sales
  • Transferrable skills from accounting
  • Hard sale vs soft sale
  • Body language tips
  • Sammie's challenges with anorexia and how she dealt with it
  • New fintech product development
  • The future of the accounting profession
  • Sammie's recommendations for young accountants
  • Networking tips
  • Sammie's book recommendations

S1E10 - A Payroll Entrepreneur

Interview with Christie Tsartolias

  • What was her motivation to become an entrepreneur
  • Her background in payroll
  • Most difficult parts of being an entrepreneur
  • Canadian and Quebec payroll deductions
  • Important things business owners should know about payroll
  • 3rd party vs inhouse payroll processing
  • Interprovincial payroll
  • Shyness and how to get over it
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