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Tom Hood
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Attended Johns Hopkins University
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This speaks to the challenges facing CEOs and CFOs as business models get disrupted. This is a huge opportunity for the CFO as many business line owners will work to protect and defend their businesses and resist the necessary re-allocation of resources (people and money and costs savings) to other growing lines of businesses. Here is where a good CFO that understand the business strategy can help see alignment and mis-alignments and be that “trusted guide” to the CEO. It requires integrated and proactive and anticipatory thinking.
Finance chiefs are more realistic than their bosses on ROI from growth initiatives funded by cost savings, Accenture finds.
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Despite snow and busy season, Maryland CPAs turn out in Annapolis to express our views to the Maryland legislators at Annual CPA Day in Annapolis.
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Merge-mania, Maryland style as Stegman merges with DHG
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Are you an active participant or passive recipient? Join us at #CPADAY  this Thursday in Annapolis and help us protect our Profession...
Maryland CPAs will meet with their state legislators on January 21 to take up issues of concern, including sales tax on professional services, the appeal bond cap, comparative fault, and conforming state and federal tax deadlines. The meetings will take place as part of the Maryland Association of CPA’s (MACPA's) annual CPA Day at the state capitol in Annapolis, MD.
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Change leadership is critical as CPAs and CFOs lead the transformation of their businesses in this fast changing landscape... 
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Proud to be among 2016 Top New products in Accounting (learning category) Editor, Daniel Hood said this, "It also saw a push on different ways to educate the profession, including in small bites, as well as a program that legitimately, actually, honestly shows you how to predict the future — for real." Our strategic partnership with Daniel Burrus recognized as 2016 Top New Products by Accounting Today - The Anticipatory Organization: Accounting & Finance Edition (http://www.blionline.org/ao)
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Maryland CPAs turn out in force at CPA Day in Annapolis with agenda to help businesses and CPA Firms with liability through an appeal bind cap for small business.
The time has come, CPAs. Maryland’s General Assembly is back in session, and it’s time once again to stand up and protect the profession by joining us at CPA Day in Annapolis. The annual event, which brings CPAs face-to-face with their legislators to talk about the issues that impact the profession, will be held tomorrow at the Governor Calvert House. It’s free, it’s worth two hours of CPE, and the impact you’ll make by attending could be huge. T...
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CPAs, accounting and finance professionals must learn new future-focused skills like anticipation to thrive in today's fast-changing and disruptive economy. See what futurist Daniel Burrus has to say...
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Today's CFO is a #DigitalCFO  and data security and cyber security have to part of their scope...
This game is not about points and playoff implications – it’s about your company’s financial standing.
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"Schedule an hour a week to think about the future of your firm. We’re stealing this from the Maryland Association of CPAs’ Anticipatory Organization program (http://www.blionline.org/ao), but they won’t mind: Whether it’s long-term blue-sky thinking or nitty-gritty planning for the next six months, it’s critical to start shaping your future. You’re going to live there, after all"
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SC&H Group rises in the Top Workplaces ranking by The Baltimore Sun for 2015.
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  • Maryland Association of CPAs
    CEO & CPA, present
  • Bryn Awel Corporation
  • RTKL Associates Inc
  • Finance Company of America
  • Waverly Press
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“The faster you go, the farther ahead you have to see.”

That is the foundation of BLI’s newest SMART tool, I2A – Insights to Action – a strategic thinking system that is used for leadership development, as well as a strategic thinking process, for CPA firms and other organizations that need to build and communicate new strategies to deal with the rapidly changing environment.

Tom is the founder and CEO of the Business Learning Institute (BLI), a center for the development of leadership skills for CPAs. He is also the CEO & executive Director of the Maryland Association of CPAs. Tom is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant recognized repeatedly as one of the

Top 100 Most Influential CPAs by Accounting Today magazine. He is also a recipient of the AICPA Special Recognition Award for his contributions to the profession in leading the CPA Vision Project. It was leading the CPA Vision Project where Tom became hooked on strategic planning and facilitation.

Managing the first ever “vision” for a profession, he led the effort that involved over 3,500 CPAs in all 50 states. Since then he has facilitated almost every major national committee and CPA firms from all over the US, along with corporations and non-profits.

“A pioneer in using social media and Web 2.0 technologies in accounting, Hood has tapped his expertise to roll out one of the most extensive sets of resources in the country for helping CPAs handle the recession.”

That is what Accounting Today magazine said in their 2009 profile of Tom as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the CPA profession (for the fifth time).

Tom has taken the CPA profession by storm with his innovative uses of technology at the Maryland Association of CPAs. From the virtual world of Second Life to social media tools like Blogs, Twitter, Linked-In, and Facebook, Tom and his team at the MACPA are using these tools to communicate with students, members, and the public. Tom and his team are teaching CPAs about the power of these tools to keep them ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly changing environment. Tom and the MACPA have been featured in the Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Today magazine, Rain Today Magazine, and Accounting Web.

He was nominated by his peers to serve as the President of the CPA/SEA (CPA State executivesAssociation) for 2008 - 2009. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Shared Services, LLC and is Co-Chair of the Board of the State Societies Network, Inc. Tom is an active volunteer in the CPA Profession serving on the AICPA CPE Advisory Committee and has served on several key national committees - the AICPA Enhanced Business Reporting Committee and AICPA Special Committee on Mobility.

Hood has experience as a high level executive in industry, specifically as treasurer and CFO of Bryn Awel Corporation, a privately owned $75 million highway construction company. He is a graduate of Loyola College (B.A. in Accounting) and has a Master’s in Finance (Real Estate) from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s equivalent in Information Systems from the University of Baltimore.

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Second Life avatar name: Rocky Maddaloni

CPA Island (Second Life blog) http://www.cpaisland.com

CPA Spotlight, our daily blog www.CPASuccess.com

CPA Spotlight, our weekly podcast www.macpa.org/podcast

 Other MACPA blogs:

http://www.cpalegislativeinsider.com

www.NewCPAs.com

CPA Learning 2, a Web 2.0 playground by CPAs for CPAs
www.CPALearning2.com

Education
  • Johns Hopkins University
    M.A. Finance - Real Estate
  • University of Baltimore
    Management Information Systems
  • Loyola College (Maryland)
    B.A. Accounting, 1979 - 1982
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