What CFOs Are Thinking: AI, Talent Crisis, Gen Z, and More

Adam Zaki of CFO.com joins Blake and David to explore the trends reshaping the industry, from AI to the talent shortage. They dive into the murky waters of corporate financial controls and audit practices. They also examine what makes a truly effective CFO in today's dynamic business environment and why authenticity might be the most valuable trait in a leader's toolkit. Get an insider's perspective on the 150-hour CPA licensing requirement and hear ideas for reform that could revolutionize the profession.

  • (01:18) - AI Trends in Finance
  • (02:42) - Adoption and Challenges of AI
  • (09:34) - Talent Shortage in Finance
  • (13:33) - Gen Z in the Finance Profession
  • (20:36) - Real Consequences of The Breakdown of Financial Controls
  • (30:03) - AT&T is Bypassing Big 4 Recruitment & Blake's Career Path
  • (31:45) - Q&A Session Begins
  • (32:22) - Would You Trade Your Job for a CFO Role?
  • (33:23) - Work-Life Balance in Accounting
  • (35:10) - Other Ways We Can Attract Talent to The Accounting Profession
  • (39:21) - Challenges in the Accounting Profession
  • (50:06) - Mentorship and Leadership in Accounting
  • (57:22) - Closing Remarks and Future Guests

Show Notes
Follow Adam’s stories on CFO.com: https://www.cfo.com/editors/azaki/


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