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“Timesheets are a culture killer,” is only one of the many insights that Jody Padar, CEO and Principal of the New Vision CPA Group, shared with me in this episode. Listen in to hear how this leader is transforming the accounting industry by being “radical”. She recently took over the family practice that her father founded and has changed the way clients are served and how the industry regards her as a change agent.

Podcast Topics Include:

  • How to be “radical” in a conventional industry
  • Changing a business model to adapt with the times and technology
  • Serving clients the way they need and want to be served
  • Becoming a subject matter expert for competitors
  • Recognizing that most non-Millennials want to be Millennials
  • The value of telling employees to “Come back again” with their ideas
  • Succession planning in family owned businesses

More About Jody Padar

Jody Padar is CEO and Principal of the New Vision CPA Group, a public accounting firm based in the Chicago area. Jody joined her father’s firm a decade ago, bringing her expertise in the areas of taxation, QuickBooks, and small business accounting. As one of the profession’s emerging thought leaders, Jody has transitioned New Vision to New Firm status—adopting advanced technologies and best practices that support web-based client services. This allows Jody to manage her firm at peak efficiency with transparency at the heart of all engagements. Jody and her team provide financial insight and practical strategies to their clients in real-time, not just at tax season.

Jody not only leads New Vision CPA Group, but is also a highly sought after speaker and thought leader in the tax and accounting profession. She is the author of The Radical CPA: New Rules for the Future-Ready Firm, a book that sparked a movement within the accounting profession focusing on four tenets: cloud technology, social business, value pricing, and process. She is a regular contributor to a number of industry publications, including CPA Trendlines and Accounting Today, where she offers practical tips and advice on running a next-generation firm. Jody has been named by Accounting Today as among the “Top 100 Most Influential to the Profession” for the last five years and was named as one of 2015’s Top 10 Money & Finance Writers on LinkedIn’s inaugural Top Voices list. She has written for Forbes (where she was named as one of the Top 100 Must-Follow Tax Twitter Feeds), a regular contributor to Intuit’s QuickBooks’ Blog, and has been interviewed by Inc.International Business Times, and CNNMoney. Jody also works in partnership with several of the profession’s vendors, including Avalara, CCH, Fundbox,  Intuit, and Sage.

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