Posts Written By: Jenny Norris, CPA, CGMA

Innovation And New Ways To Learn

A friend shared a news article with me recently about a local school district that is opening an imagination lab. The idea behind the imagination lab is that it creates new, fun and innovative ways for elementary students to learn. It accomplishes this by creating an environment where students can play, create and experiment … […]

What Do You Love About Your Job?

I saw the February cover of the Journal of Accountancy and was reminded of a conversation over lunch with a couple of business colleagues several weeks ago. We were talking about our jobs and what was going on with work. Nothing really exciting … just basic chit-chat about projects we were working on. I was […]

The Renaissance Of The CFO Role

I keep seeing headlines, articles, blogs and other news about how the role of the CFO is changing. CFOs are going to need to become strategists, data analysts, risk managers, technology experts, and have the ability to navigate a complex regulatory environment. On top of all of that, we’re supposed to have strong people skills, […]

Learning with style: custom-fit education that suits you

So, I was given an article from Harvard Business Review and asked to blog about it. When I normally write a blog post, it’s usually related to something I’m working on or a topic I pick that I have an interest in. I wasn’t sure how to write about a topic just given to me […]

Embrace Change – Don’t Fight It!

Change is everywhere in business today. It is rare for any business process or product to remain the same for any length of time, but this is particularly true of technology where things are always evolving at a rapid pace. Like most companies, here at the Society we are evaluating technology, upgrading software, moving to […]

How Are You Preparing For The CPA Evolution?

Every morning when I get into my car to drive to work, my phone pops up a message to tell me that it will take me about 18 minutes to get to work in current traffic. When I get into the car to go home in the evening, it tells me it will take me […]

Do You Have What It Takes?

There was an article in Forbes Insights last month titled “The Renaissance CFO.” It caught my attention for a few reasons and I thought it might be of interest to many of you. It’s relevant to CPAs in business and industry of course, but also to CPAs in public accounting who serve CFOs as their […]

There Are Many Ways To Learn … Even If They Don’t “Count”

I was just thinkin’… about how lucky I was to be randomly selected for the CPE audit. Yes, seriously … I know I’ve met the CPE requirements by taking my 120 hours of CPE, including the obligatory ethics and A&A hours, so no big deal. But, as I was filling out the audit form, it […]

Measuring Your Success — What’s Key To Performance?

How can an organization know if it is really being effective? What are the measures of success? Is it how much money is in the checking account? Or how many members or customers it has?  How many dollars of sales? Profit margin? What measurements should we really be looking at to know if we are […]

The Power Of Peer Group Knowledge

There is an old saying that “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”  I was thinking about that saying last week after our most recent Not-for-Proft CFO Peer Group meeting. Most everyone in the room is the OFO (only financial officer) of their organization, so we all have to reach out to others […]