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Podcast Episode 3:  Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA - Forward ThinkingPodcast Episode 3: Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA - Forward Thinking

$29.00 (USD)

Podcast host Peter Margaritis, CPA, CGMA, MAc, interviews Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA, a nationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant, featured in the Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Today, and AccountingWeb. 

The discussion centers around the 2016 AICPA Spring Council Meeting, with the big takeaway being the sense that people are beginning to understand the impact of the exponential pace of technology and the need to anticipate the new financial world we’re facing.

Estimated Length: 40 minute(s)
Valid for: 1 Year(s)


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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the hard trends that CPAs need to monitor,

  • Describe how the exponential change in technology will change the skill set of CPAs,

  • Identify ways that CPAs will need to be more proactive with their clients, and

  • Recall the key issues that were discussed at the 2016 AICPA Governing Council Meeting business. 

Major Topics:  

  • Why forward-thinking is so valuable to the CPA profession

  • How collaboration between CPAs and other professions surrounding them will be more important as time moves on

  • The hard trends that we can all be trained to see

  • Why we can’t rely on higher education to fully prepare accountants for the new financial world we’re facing 

Field of Study:  Personal Development 

Recommended CPE Credit Hours:  0.5 

Course Level: Basic

Prerequisites:  None 

Designed For: CPAs and professionals in public practice and industry 

Instructor:  TOM HOOD, CPA, CITP, CGMA. 

Publication Year:  2016

Expiration Date:  Course content is reviewed annually and revised with neccessary changes or else the course is removed.


Tom's Biography:   

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’s VUCA 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.

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