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CPE or CPD Advice for Accountants with Des O’ Neill

Episode 83. In today’s interview, “CPE or CPD Advice for Accountants with Des O’ Neill.”

Des O’Neill is Founder of CPDStore and an accountant by profession and training. For 20 years, he and his team have created and delivered a range of tools, training, insights, technical knowledge, methods and systems to help accountants achieve better result for themselves, for their teams, for their customers and ultimately for their families.

Key takeaways from this episode include:

➠ the importance of CPE (continued professional education) for accountants and CPAs

➠ how much CPE (or CPD – continued professional development) has become ‘ticking a box’ for accountants

➠ the various components of good CPE and CPD for accountants that go beyond mere technical competence

➠ the missing piece in CPE and CPD for accountants that means mere knowledge and training is not enough

➠ how good CPE or CPD needs to be applied by accountants to client situations with proper communication

➠ how accountants can access the best CPE and CPD in a world of unlimited knowledge

➠ why accounting firm leaders should see CPE/CPD strategically for individuals accountants and teams

➠ the six core components of running a successful accounting firm

➠ the single biggest limiting factor for accounting firm growth over the next few years

➠ how qualifying to be an accountant has changed over the years

➠ why the war for talent is over and why talent has won

➠ the biggest area that accounting firms get wrong and how it plays out in less than optimum performance

➠ what has prompted Jeff Bezos of Amazon has invested $100m into an accounting firm

➠ the biggest opportunity for accounting practices in coming years

➠ What is available at https://cpdstore.com – the a dedicated online CPD or CPE provider for accountants and professional advisors

➠ how accounting firms can position themselves to attract the best talent with a commitment to developing people

In his own words: “I am passionate about entrepreneurship and building better businesses. I believe accountants are uniquely positioned to build better businesses for themselves and their customers and clients too. I believe in building self-managing businesses so that accountants and their clients can focus on the more important things in life.”

Des is married to Caroline and has 3 young kids, 2 dogs and 3 cats. You can contact him below:

Des on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/desoneill

Des on Twitter https://twitter.com/omniprodes

Learn with Des: www.desoneill.com

If you like the show and listen to multiple episodes, we’d really appreciate your appreciation with a review or rating. As most of our listeners tune in via Apple podcasts…

How to leave a review on Apple Podcasts

① Open the Podcasts app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

② Navigate to the page of the Accounting Influencers Podcast.

③ Scroll down to find the subhead titled “Ratings & Reviews.”

④ Under one of the highlighted reviews, select “Write a Review.”

Anything about the style of the show, the frequency, the content, the CPE/CPD, the hosts Martin and Rob, the guests, the different segments or something in particular that’s made a difference. Listeners can rate the show on a scale of one to five stars and can also add a written review. 

Please also recommend the show to people in your network because we’d love to reach a wider audience. Thank you from Rob, Martin and the whole Accounting Influencers Podcast team.

NOTE TO LISTENERS:

The Accounting Influencers Podcast is a CPE-accredited daily radio-style show with four segments coming out every Monday which are repeated on the other 4 weekdays as standalone episodes, plus a bonus ‘from the client’s perspective’ episode on Saturdays. On Sundays, listeners get a short min trailer for the coming week’s episodes.

Every Tuesday the show gives you a relevant news topic from the accounting and fintech world with a direct application to accountants, CPAs and bookkeepers. Great to stay informed and build your commercial acumen.

Every Wednesday and Friday, we feature an uncut interview with top authors, leaders, thinkers and performers in the accounting and fintech world.

Every Thursday the show gives you a practical ‘here’s what works’ tips concerning a key challenge, need or strategy for accountants, CPAs and bookkeepers. Great to stay current and keep your skills topped up.

Finally, every Saturday gives listeners a bonus episode which focuses on the buyers of accounting services – the clients themselves. In particular how they feel, react to and experience their interactions with accountants. That includes why they buy or don’t buy, why they move or stay and why they think how they think about you, your firm, your prices and your offerings.

Martin and Rob love to hear from the show’s 22,000 unique listeners in 150 countries around the world. If you like the show and listen to multiple episodes, we’d really appreciate your appreciation with a review or rating. As most of our listeners tune in via Apple podcasts…

How to leave a review on Apple Podcasts

① Open the Podcasts app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

② Navigate to the page of the Accounting Influencers Podcast.

③ Scroll down to find the subhead titled “Ratings & Reviews.”

④ Under one of the highlighted reviews, select “Write a Review.”

Anything about the style of the show, the frequency, the content, the CPE/CPD, the hosts Martin and Rob, the guests, the different segments or something in particular that’s made a difference. Listeners can rate the show on a scale of one to five stars and can also add a written review. 

Please also recommend the show to people in your network because we’d love to reach a wider audience. Thank you from Rob, Martin and the whole Accounting Influencers Podcast team.