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What are the top challenges facing CFOs, Controllers, and CPAs in Business and Industry? Over 300 CPAs in business and industry attended our Spring B&I Townhall and Professional Issues Update (live and via web) last week. The group had an average of 23 years as CPAs and 53% (of those who answered the polls) held the CGMA credential. Here are the top ten challenges: 1. Doing more with less * Information Overload (changing standards & regul...
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State of Accounting: Why Accountants Must Learn to Ride The Big Waves of Change... #anticipate #futureready
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Congratulations to our 100% firms - SC&H, Ellin & Tucker, Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman, Gross, Mendelsohn, and Smith Elliott Kearns and our other Maryland firms, Calibre & Aronson.
Maryland firms placed in prominent positions in the 2016 Top 100 Firms and Regional Leaders ranking, recently released by Accounting Today.
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Thought provoking coverage of Adam Davidson's historical arc - interesting that the earliest history of the Maryland Association of CPAs (third state in the nation to enact CPA licensing in 1900) includes many accountants who founded our Association were actually business and industry accountants and the earliest public practitioners were actually business advisors. The license and certification was about expertise in the growing "lingua franca" of business - accounting. I would say that this is an 'AND' moving toward this new Heroic Age while preserving our trusted attest role. 
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Maryland is vaulting straight to the top of the profession. Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, a former chair of the MACPA’s Board of Directors and the global accounting strategy director at Oracle’s Financial Services Industry Group, has been elected vice chair of the American Institute of CPAs’ Board of Directors. She will become the AICPA’s chair a year from now, at the AICPA Governing Council’s 2016 fall meeting. She will be the first-ever MACPA member...
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Surf Report: Big Waves of Change World Economic Forum (WEF) Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab recently wrote that we are entering an era called The Fourth Industrial Revolution. He describes it this way: “We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.” ...
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We have been anticipating this skills gap or competency crisis doing to the CPA, accounting and finance profession for quite awhile...
Towson, MD (PRWEB) August 27, 2015 -- Reports say strategic thinking, problem solving, and communication are among the keys to future readiness, but new hires are often unprepared.
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L>C2 In a period of rapid change and increasing complexity, the winners are going to be the people who LEARN faster than the rate of CHANGE and faster than their COMPETITION. - Tom Hood, CPA
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Are you making your learning (not CPE) part of your competitive advantage? 
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It's 2016 and I challenge you to make everyday New Years! This post comes from one of our team members, Emily Trott. It comes from her husband, Mike Trott and a note he sent to the baseball team he coaches and she sent it to me as a new year's wish. "Everyday should be New Years as far as goal setting. Human nature challenges all of us to push ourselves daily, but use 2016 as the motivation to get your goals and plan of action set in place. Just...
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We are always under tight deadlines, because time is our most valuable asset. If you make a promise, set a date. No date, no promise. If you set a date, meet it. If you can't make a date, tell us...
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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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Thought leader in learning - leadership - technology
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.

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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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