As an accountant, you strive to improve your knowledge and skill set every day. Part of your ongoing education should include implementing information from podcasts. Here are five of the top accounting podcasts for 2018.

Growing Your Firm: Strategies for Accountants, CPA’s, Bookkeepers, and Tax Professionals

Growing Your Firm is geared toward firm owners looking for tips, tactics, and strategies on how to grow their practice. The host interviews thought leaders in accounting, tax, bookkeeping, practice management, marketing, social media, succession planning, partner relations, pricing, and more. Titles include “How to Sell Your Accounting Firm for 7-Figures and Beyond,” “How to Go from Working 100 Hours/Week to 40/Week During Tax Season,” and “One Quick Trick Could Stop Accounting Firm Hackers for Good.”

Journal of Accountancy

Journal of Accountancy discusses key issues facing the accounting profession. Titles include “Beyond Boomers and Millennials: Bridging the Generational Gap in the Workplace,” “How to Keep Employees in the Game,” and “Networking Secrets That Will Help Advance Your Career.”

Accounting Best Practices

Accounting Best Practices details pertinent information on a broad range of accounting subjects. Topics include accounting technology, controls, closing the books, financing, payroll, and more. Because the majority of episodes are just 7 to 10 minutes, you can listen to them in a short amount of time and quickly implement what you learned. Titles include “Accounting for Oil and Gas: Unique Accounting Issues,” “Revenue Management: Underlying Principles,” and “Fraud Schemes: Payables (Stolen Checks, Concealed Checks, Fake Invoices and More).”

 International Accounting Standards Board: Developments in IFRS Standards

International Accounting Standards Board helps accountants stay current on the work of the Board and developments in financial reporting. Each 10-15-minute podcast, hosted by Chair of the Board Hans Hoogervorst, Vice Chair Sue Lloyd, and Education Director Matt Tilling, sums up the Board’s monthly discussions and key decisions with background on each issue. For instance, why is the Board working on this project? What are the next steps? The Board also provides updates on other key events. Topics include disclosures and dynamic risk management, rate-regulation and management commentary, management performance measures, and business combinations under common control.

Big 4 Accounting Firms

Big 4 Accounting Firms discusses the latest accounting news and career tips on how to succeed at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst and Young, Deloitte and KPMG. Discover Big 4 interview tips, salary details, news, and career tips. Learn about additional topics such as what it takes to pass the CPA exam and how to be a successful accountant. Titles include “PwC Salary: Big 4 Accounting Compensation Series,” “Is Big 4 Experience Worth It? (Part 2): Clients,” and “How to Make Partner at the Big 4.”

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