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Lessons Learned from a Lifetime in the Accounting World

Paul Dunn on the Accounting Influencers podcast with BD Academy founder Rob BrownPaul Dunn holds a Lifetime Service Award to the Accounting Profession in the UK and he’s been honoured as a Social Innovation Fellow in Singapore. He first rocked the Profession through the radical Accountants’ Boot Camp where over 17,000 Accountants found new ways to work with clients. He’s in Forbes Magazine with Sir Richard Branson as a ‘disrupter’ in business and his ‘Firm of the Future’ book, (with Ron Baker) is known as a breakthrough tool for professional firms. AccountingWeb honoured Paul with their Inaugural ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Profession Award. Shownotes:

  • How the globally successful Accountants Bootcamp was born in 1992 and what has changed since
  • Why it took a pandemic like covid to show the true value accountants can provide for their clients
  • The one thing that makes many accountants struggle to be trusted advisors
  • The most important thing accountants should be ‘doubling down on’ in these turbulent times
  • How accountants need to recognise the shift from value to values that the pandemic has caused
  • How income follows impact and profit follows purpose
  • The primary thing good accountants should be doing for their clients instead of merely reporting history
  • How effective the movement started by Ron Baker and others has been in moving accountants away from the billable hour
  • What makes leadership so critical in uncertain times
  • The three types of leaders who have emerged in all businesses, not just accounting firms
  • What it takes to lead a fulfilling life and make a difference in the world
  • Shout out to Steve Pipe, another accounting legend and dedicated servant to the profession
  • Why there are no silver bullets any more with accounting software
  • How alarmingly little entrepreneurs know about the numbers in a business, which is why they need accountants.

Paul Dunn on the Accounting Influencers podcast with BD Academy founder Rob Brown

Paul is the co-founder of Accountants for Good and the revolutionary B1G1, enabling businesses to connect in new ways creating over 209 Million giving impacts globally. He is based in Singapore and makes a point of running 5K every day. Contact Paul here:

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