Businesses that have weathered the pandemic need CPAs for expert advice, to address tax challenges, and to help craft plans for growth. Despite this, systemic issues like burnout and declining recruitment have led to a growing labour shortage. Chris Mines is joined by Jessica McClain, CFO for the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, CPA, and DEI advocate. They discuss some of the challenges facing CPAs and how the profession may change in the months and years ahead. Jessica outlines how CPAs should be open for upskilling and how workplaces can take concrete action to make the trade more innovative and inclusive.
Some of the topics discussed in this course include:
A brief overview of the business landscape
The evolving role of the CPA
Addressing declining employee retention and staff burnout
The need for robust DEI strategies
The importance of new outreach campaigns and more!
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
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The State of the CPA57m 5s
Review Questions5 questions
Final Exam8 questions
I have over a decade of multimedia experience as a desktop publisher, Livestream producer, PA announcer, webcast director, professor, emcee, and more. I am a radio broadcasting graduate with additional coursework in political science and journalism. I gained critical knowledge while shadowing veteran broadcasters. I have extensive training in creative writing, current affairs, freelancing, and story structure. I have crafted current affairs interviews with Justin Trudeau, Romeo Dallaire, Ed the Sock, Kenny and Spenny, and Mike MacDonald. I love working as a creative storyteller and having conversations with people from all walks of life. My goal is to connect with diverse voices and to foster discussions on complex issues while striving to make the conversations as accessible and inclusive as possible.