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ICYMI: Podcast episodes you need to hear before 2019 ends

Written on May 1, 2020

By Jessica Salerno, OSCPA senior content manager

The Ohio Society of CPAs podcast, The State of Business, releases a new episode every week on the topics accounting professionals need to know. Here are the episodes you should press play on before the year is over and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts:

Former Marine shares how military experience translates to accounting

Not everyone has a straight path to the profession. Former Marine Lee Atwell shared how he found a passion for accounting and uses the lessons he learned from the military to succeed in the business world.


How CPAs can make an impact at the Statehouse

Ever been curious about what goes on inside the halls of the Ohio Statehouse? Hear from Greg Saul, Esq., director of tax policy and Barb Benton, CAE, vice president of government relations on the work they do every day to advocate for the accounting profession and how you can get involved.

What it’s like to be CFO

CFOs are responsible not only for ensuring an organization’s financials are operating effectively but are also increasingly involved in other areas of the business, like strategy and managing risk. Kyle Bickhart, CPA, CFO of OSCPA, shared what it’s like to transition to the CFO role, lessons he’s learned along the way and advice for aspiring CFOs.

The growing opportunity for CPAs in the marijuana industry

Justin Breidenbach, CPA, associate professor of accounting at Ohio Wesleyan University, has studied the business impact of the marijuana industry for years. He told us about how accounting fits into this growing industry and what CPAs need to know before getting involved.

Bitcoin 101: What beginners should know

Even Bitcoin experts could benefit from listening to this episode where Nick Ward, senior staff and Denny Murphy, CPA, principal, both from Skoda Minotti, talk about the beginning of cryptocurrency and more specifically, bitcoin. Hear about bitcoin’s mysterious founder, online dark market Silk Road connections, how accounting plays into this and more.