Dan Herron, Partner at BFFS Inc. is a simple man who enjoys numbers, eating, running, and movies….not necessarily in that order.
Dan talks about his passion for running and how it taught him discipline and commitment that he applies to his career as an accountant! Dan also shares his agonizing experience of running a 50 mile marathon and why it is not recommended for everyone!
Edie Gardner previously discussed travelling to all 50 states as a personal bucket list item in episode 33. Now she’s back to talk about how that experience has affected her personally and professionally with helping others accomplish their bucket list items!
Mayur is a CFO and business advisor to startups to small/mid-size companies. With 15 years’ experience (most of it at PwC), he's been an auditor, management consultant, and corporate trainer. He now supports clients with tax planning, investor relations, due diligence, and financial projections. He enjoys working in a high-performance environment while keeping the team motivated through humor and encouragement.
Deacon Greg Papineau returns to the podcast from episode 43 to talk about his many passions including helping people as both a deacon and an accountant, as well as golfing, and his family! Greg gives us an update on how he has been encouraging his team at the office to participate in outdoor events participating in the USGA Senior Open!
Kristen also considers herself a 'recovering CPA', having spent 10+ years in public accounting. Around the same time she got back into singing, Kristen started Viaggio Partners, a remote staffing company focused specifically on connecting accountants with fulfilling remote career opportunities, while helping CPA firms address their work compression and talent acquisition and retention challenges.
Kristen talks about rediscovering her passion for singing and how her confidence as a person and a professional grew along with her confidence as a singer!
Rebecca Bernek returns to the podcast from episode 29 to give us an update on what she’s been up to since her hiatus from motorcycle racing. She also discusses the changes in her work schedule, achieving a good work/life balance, and how it has benefited her personal and professional life!
Brett talks about his transition and the culture shock he experienced from being an aircraft pilot to an accountant. He also talks about how his firm embraces his passion for motocross and how he uses it to promote his ideals of persistence and commitment! Also, John shares what he doesn’t like about the accounting industry!
Amy was born & raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Moved to Fairbanks, AK thinking it would be for a year, but she has been there for 18 years! Amy worked in public practice for over 10 years at a big (then) 5 accounting firm and 2 small local firms.
Auburn football fan Amy Cooper returns to the podcast from episode 42 to talk about some of the recent games she has been to and how her students show their appreciation by decorating her office with Auburn gear!
Natalia Zhinhel was born in Russia and lived there until she turned 18. She tried yoga when I was still living in Russia, and immediately felt the difference. So, when she moved to the USA, she made sure that yoga stayed in her life. She is a Risk Assurance Experienced Associate at PwC.
Natalia tells John the many benefits of yoga; mentally, spiritually, and physically as well as how it has helped her handle the typical stresses of the workplace and how it helps improve her productivity!