Influencers in Accounting
High level interviews, insights and inspiration on what makes the GOOD accountants and accounting firms GREAT.
INFLUENCERS IN ACCOUNTING is a weekly podcast for accountants and CPAs, together with the networks, associations, fintech vendors and influencers who lead them, work in them and serve them.
The show interviews leaders, thinkers, vendors, specialists and influencers in the accounting, bookkeeping, fintech and software spheres.
The style of the show is not overly technical/technological/tax in nature but more on people, performance and success in the accounting world. Popular topics and news items discussed include:
☑ leadership, executive presence, trust, integrity & reputation
☑ M&A, business models, future proofing, drivers of change & disruption
☑ performance, values, culture, vision & strategy
☑ employer brand, gen z/millennials & talent - succession, recruitment and retention
☑ industry trends, statistics and patterns
☑ growth, marketing, differentiation & positioning
☑ pricing & profitability
☑ digitisation, cloud, technology & automation
☑ advisory services, niches & emerging markets
☑ environmental & social governance ESG
☑ diversity, equity & inclusion DEI
☑ professionalism, career development & CPE/CPD
☑ business acumen & commercial awareness
Specifically, the interviews are with:
★ EXPERTS - influencers, disrupters, coaches, trainers, mentors, thought leaders, consultants, gurus and experts.
★ MEDIA - commentators, journalists, writers, bloggers and authors from places like Accounting Web, The Accountant Online, Accountancy Age, International Accounting Bulletin, AICPA, ACCA, ICAEW and Accounting Today.
★ VENDORS - suppliers, advisors and providers of accounting and bookkeeping apps, platforms, fintech and software.
★ REGULATORS - representatives from professional accounting bodies, institutes and associations.
★ LEADERS - heads of accounting firms, networks, alliances, specialist leaders in the accounting sector, heads of functions and leaders of tribes, groups and communities.
Hosts Martin Bissett and Rob Brown are founders of the Accounting Influencers Broadcast Network. Martin is the founder of the Bissett Group of companies that provide practice and personal growth communities, content, and continuing education exclusively to the accounting and bookkeeping professions worldwide. Previously he established a high six-figure consulting firm while serving as a keynote speaker with over 100 one-off and repeat engagements to his name, as well as becoming the most published author on his topics of specialism with 11 books including 1 bestseller.
Since 1998, Martin has played a major part in working with over 1800 accounting firms in over 40 countries. These projects have led to those firms acquiring over £500m of recurring fees before inflationary increases, referrals and upselling are factored in. He stopped keeping track of this number over 5 years ago. Martin now advises a range of accounting practitioners and fintech companies at board level.
Rob Brown is a renowned presenter, facilitator and chair of high-level conferences, panels and events globally for the accounting and fintech profession.
He is retained by many professional networks, alliances, associations, practices and vendors to chair their events and provide high-level interview content for their communities.
He is a dynamic speaker and accomplished expert on trust, reputation, employer brand, talent, career development, succession, gen z/generations, executive presence, referrals, networking and winning new business.
He is also the bestselling author of Build Your Reputation (Wiley) and his TEDx talk ‘The Personal Brand of You’ has been viewed 320K times on YouTube.