Accounting Influencers Roundtable


Accountants Unveiled: More Than Just Financial Experts

Where are the proactive advisory accountants? Insights from influencers Wayne Schmidt, Laurence Whittam, Leo Ebbert, Leslie Shiner & Lexy Kessler

The Accounting Answers Podcast, hosted by Rob Brown, asks critical questions of the experts, leaders and influencers who shape the decision-making of accountants, CPAs and finance professionals. Today we ask:

Are business owners any closer to receiving proactive advice from accountants?

You’ll hear insightful and passionate answers from these 5 experts and influencers:

Laurence Whittam | Consultant enhancing CPA firms’ outsourcing efficiency and ensuring global readiness

Leo Ebbert | at CPADigitalPro, using digital marketing to recruit top accounting talent

Leslie Shiner | Provides top-level consulting, helping businesses maximize profits and gain financial control

Lexy Kessler | Leader at Aprio, advising businesses and changemakers in Mid-Atlantic region

Wayne Schmidt | Launched Xero Australia in 2009 and now a digital nomad

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