Catalog: *State of Accountancy: Waves of Change
Tom Hood, CPA, CGMA CITP discusses hard trends forming big waves of disruption and change across the CPA profession, and the need for the accounting and finance professional to recognize them and respond proactively. Will the accounting industry be like the taxicab industry fighting Uber? Will you embrace and extend these oceans of opportunity and learn how to surf?
Learn about the concept of a fourth industrial revolution, recognize why you need to be prepared and the steps needed to navigate this change.
This course is offered in 3 individual nano learning tutorials, each offering a recommended 0.2 CPE credit hours.
Field of Study: Personal Development
Recommended CPE Credit Hours: 0.6 (for full bundle*, 0.2 for each module)
Delivery Method: Nano Learning
Knowledge Level: Basic
Advanced Preparation: None
Designed for: All CPAs and professionals in public accounting and industry
Instructor: Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA
Course review date: 12/2017
*Note: This bundle is offered in 3 individual nano learning tutorials, each offering a recommended 0.2 CPE credit hours.
Tom is one of the most influential leaders in the Accounting Profession. In 2017 he was named the Second Most Influential Person in Accounting for the fifth year by Accounting Today Magazine (His thirteenth year on the Top 100). He was one of the first five thought leaders inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame (2015) by CPA Practice Advisor.
LinkedIn recruited Tom as one of their Top 100 Influencers and he was named to the Top 25 Influencers in Learning by HR Examiner. He is known for his prolific digital footprint and now has over 600,000 followers on LinkedIn,Twitter and other social accounts.
Tom is on a mission to help CPAs, Finance and Accounting Professionals thrive in these times of exponential change. He firmly believes that what got us here, won’t get us there as the Profession faces unprecedented changes and opportunities.
Tom’s recognition and awards reflect his leadership in helping CPAs “shape their future” through his work at the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute (BLI), BLI has a catalog of over 400 programs and 30 ‘top gun’ instructors who provide state of the art learning and curriculum for the Top 500 CPA Firms, Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, State CPA Societies and even internationally.
Tom and his team have facilitated and taught the Major Firms Group (Top 100 CPA firms) for the AICPA, the AICPA Leadership Academy and lead strategic planning sessions for many of the top CPA firms all over the US and Canada.
He is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant, featured in the Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Today, and AccountingWeb. He won the AICPA Special Recognition Award for his contributions to the profession leading the CPA Vision Project in 2003.
Tom also co-authored BLI’s i2a – Insights to Action a strategic thinking system that is used to cultivate leaders and a strategic planning process to help organizations navigate today’sVUCA environment.The i2a process was customized for the national CPA Horizons 2025 project where Tom and his team ran over fifty future forums that engaged thousands of participants in a conversation about the future, identifying the top trends facing the CPA Profession.
In addition to his history as an association executive and CEO, Hood has experience as a high level executive in industry as past treasurer and CFO of Bryn Awel Corporation, a privately owned $75 million highway construction company.
He is a graduate of Loyola College (B.A. in Accounting) and has a Master’s in Finance (Real Estate) from Johns Hopkins University. He also obtained the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) certification and the Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA) certification from the AICPA.