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Tom Hood
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These Vision to Strategy workshops are receiving rave reviews by our members this spring. Thanks Jennifer and Sage team for making this possible!
"Sage exists to help businesses be successful, and the fastest way to achieve that is to help the CPAs that serve them successful." ;— Jennifer Warawa, Global Vice President at Sage That was the concept behind the development of the Sage Vision to Strategy Workshops being run all over North America over the past few years, and now running ;across Maryland ;and facilitated by your MACPA team. (The photo is from the MACPA Beach Retreat in Ocean Cit...
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Are you attending one of our upcoming Vision to Strategy Workshops?
"Sage exisits to help businesses be successful and the fastest way to achieve that is to help the CPAs that serve them successful." - Jennifer Warawa, Global Vice President at Sage. That was the concept behind the development of the Sage Vision to Strategy Workshops being run all over North America over tha past few years, now running all across Maryland facilitated by your MACPA Team. (picture is from MACPA Beach retreat in Ocean City). Watch th...
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This article was handed to me at yesterday's town hall #PIU15  during a robust discussion about work/life balance and reflects the sentiment exactly of our young professionals and student members... #ignoreatyourownrisk
Everybody is working extra hard, but there’s an empathy gap between generations, a report finds.
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It was a great year thanks to all of our members who helped us with CPA Day, key person outreach and more!
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Dan rocked it in Maryland - see recap http://cpa.tc/76l
 
I am very excited to announce that I will speaking at a very special event on May 4th. In addition to the event, we will be launching an advanced Accelerated Learning System called The Anticipatory Organization Accelerated Learning System - Accounting and Finance Edition. This system will help CPAs anticipate future trends and create higher value for their customers.
BALTIMORE, MD (PRWEB) April 07, 2015 -- New York Times best-selling author to lead “The Anticipatory CPA” on May 4 in Baltimore
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Learn how to think differently in a VUCA world - www.blionline.org/acpa 
How do you thrive in this fast arriving future? The one thing everyone agrees on is that change is accelerating and more and more being agile and proactive is simply not enough. What if there is a better way? MACPA and BLI found one answer when we met Daniel Burrus, futurist, technologist and business guru. Dan researched what the number one skill (competency) needed for businesses in the foreseeable future. That skill is the ability to ANTICIPAT...
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Don't miss our own Rebekah Brown and Bill Sheridan at XEROCON this summer...
Our name is the Maryland Association of CPAs, but you know what? The events that impact our profession aren’t confined to Maryland. The people who are transforming our profession aren’t all Maryland residents. To help our members grow in a changing and complex world, we need to attend events from coast to coast. We need to build relationships with smart people everywhere. And so we do. We’ve made a conscious effort to connect with the people who ...
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 This got my attention... "Since 2004, the median number of full-time employees in the finance department at big companies has declined 40% to about 71 people for every $1 billion of revenue, down from 119, according to Hackett Group, a consulting firm."
Robots—basically software—are taking over corporate finance departments, replacing armies of people. Jobs vulnerable to automation include accounts-payable and accounts-receivable clerks and inventory-control analysts.
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Are you an Anticipatory CPA? Daniel Burrus, leading futurist and best-selling author of Flash Foresight talks about Anticipation: The mIssing competency for accounting and finance professionals in this short clip 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK2fc3dejgo
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Great recap of yesterday's event in Maryland with Daniel Burrus and the Anticipatory CPA/Accounting/Finance Professional
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Webinar – Three ThinkTank Case Studies: A Structured Approach to Strategic Planning. Read more on the ThinkTank website: http://thinktank.net/webinar-three-thinktank-case-studies-a-structured-approach-to-strategic-planning/
In our next webinar, our special guests will present three case studies on how they used ThinkTank to support strategic planning.
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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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Introduction

“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.

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/tomhood

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Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/thoodcpa

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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Death of the Cubicle, Facebook and Pearson Style
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With more companies transitioning from traditional cubicle environments to open offices, CLOs have to make room for change management.

IRS eases tangible property burden for small businesses
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Call it a unified victory for the profession. For weeks now, tax preparers and their clients have raised their voices with the AICPA, the MA

Record crowd descends on Annapolis for CPA Day: ‘It’s my responsibility ...
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Report: 2015 will be ‘tumultuous, transformational’ year — and skills ca...
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One last look back: Our 25 most popular posts from 2014
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We’re suckers for nostalgia here at CPA Success, so before we kick open the door to 2015, let’s take a look back our most popular posts from

Accounting Today Names Best Firms to Work For (Eight from Maryland!)
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Accounting Today released its list of the Best CPA Firms to Work For ;and we want to congratulate the Maryland firms who made the list. This

Want to lead? You’ll need these 7 keys
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