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Learn everything you need to know to have a successful and fulfilling accounting career. Be more effective in your job (productivity, soft skills, communication), find a better new job (resume, LinkedIn, recruiters, how to interview), or plan your long-term career (goals, lifelong learning).

Abacus is hosted by Bob the CPA, a Big 4 alum with over a decade of accounting/finance experience. Hear from really smart people, learn from their experience, and avoid the mistakes they’ve made. Plus discover some of the most interesting accounting jobs you didn’t even know existed.

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Season 1

 

How to Become a Small Firm Tax Partner

Mario Lucibello made the switch from Audit to Tax, and now he’s a Partner at a small firm in the New York metro area. Find out how he got there, and the lessons he learned along the way. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!

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How to Quit Your Job and Travel the World

The Lifestyle Accountant stops by tell us about mini-retirements, simplifying his life, and what it’s like to work with clients entirely online. Then, I’ll tell you about a simple way to increase your focus and waste less mental energy every day. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!

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How to Prepare for Your Next Accounting Interview

Be ready for your next job interview. Learn how to answer common interview questions, the most common bad advice to avoid, and hear some interview horror stories. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!

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Burnout in Public Accounting: Warning Signs and How to Get Help

Stress & resilience coach Paula Davis-Laack opens up about a topic that’s still taboo in the accounting industry, especially during busy season. Learn how to recognize and deal with burnout. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!

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Accounting Is Going Digital. Here’s What You Need to Know

What will the firm of 2025 look like? Accounting futurist Chris Hooper (Accodex, Going Concern, TEDx) stops by to share his vision for the future of accounting. Hear why Chris took his first accounting job (hint: not because he loved accounting), and the single best way for accounting students to start your careers off right. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!

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Accounting Technology Changes: What You Need To Know

Think your job is safe from technology changes? Author, speaker, and small firm CEO Jody Padar shares her vision of the radical ways technology will change the accounting profession. Learn how you can stand out and thrive in times of technology change, and how to avoid becoming obsolete. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s go!

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Accounting Career Spotlight: Media Revenue Reporting

There’s a lot more to an accounting career than tax/audit. Today Andrew Rosen works with almost every major Radio and TV station in the country. Find out how he got there, and the lessons he learned along the way. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!

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How to Find Free Accounting CPE Online

Discover how to use the internet to get all your CPE hours for free. Then my guests Matt and Jamie will tell you about a new tool they’re building to take the hassle out of tracking your hours. And, I’ll show you an easy way to stay safe online. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s go!

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How to Find the Best Accounting Recruiters

Recruiting manager Jarred VandeMark shares the inside scoop on how to find the best recruiters in your area in this Abacus exclusive interview. Plus, how’s the Accounting Job Market look leading into 2016? All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!

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