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May 11, 2022

Alternative work arrangements such as remote or hybrid options are becoming more prolific making it crucial for firms to fully leverage digital technologies. Mainstays like automation, e-marketing and employee engagement strengthen relevancy  and future proof a business — especially with the “great resignation” looming and client interaction mechanisms evolving.

In this episode of the Tax Section Odyssey, April Walker, CPA, CGMA, Lead Manager — AICPA Tax Section, talks through these topics with Cari Weston, MST, CPA, CGMA, Executive Director — Center for Accounting Transformation. Cari will be joined by Donny Shimamoto, CPA,CITP, CGMA, Founder and Managing Director — IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, for the webcast Tax Practice Quarterly: A Blueprint for Tax Technology and Digital Optimization on May 17, 2022, 1–3pm ET (rebroadcasted on May 25, 2022, 3–5pm ET) to continue the discussion with an in-depth presentation.

What you’ll learn in this episode

  • Important objectives for the Center for Accounting Transformation (2.45)
  • Tips on how to narrow the search for technology stack improvements and ideal implementation timing (4.10)
  • Primary hold ups that impede the progress of firms embracing technological changes (9.45)
  • Potential processes often overlooked that are eligible for the biggest automation improvements (15.00)
  • Alternate work arrangements and related technology improvement needs (16.26)
  • Cari’s final thoughts (20.50)
  • A page from Cari’s travel journal (22.08)

AICPA resources

  • Tax Practice Quarterly: A Blueprint for Tax Technology and Digital Optimization — Digital transformation can take a “phoenix” or “evolutionary” approach — the path you take depends on your risk appetite, budget, and business strategy. Attend this non-technical session on May 17, 2022, 1 – 3pm ET (rebroadcast on May 25, 2022, 3 – 5pm ET) to figure out which digital technologies you should be looking at and which transformation strategy may be the right one for you.
  • AICPA Town Hall Series— Bi-monthly, high-impact news broadcast series that delivers the latest news, analysis, insights and practical guidance to accounting and finance professionals and respond to pressing issues facing the profession

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