Changing Perception in Accounting with Calvin Harris


Welcome to another Thrivecast episode, where Jason and Calvin Harris dive deep into the evolving landscape of the accounting profession. They tackle the intricate rules and regulations that impact the mobility of CPAs across states, emphasizing the crucial role of state CPA societies in advocating for the profession and protecting public trust.

Calvin Harris, the CEO of the New York State Society of CPAs, recounts pivotal moments in his career, including his unexpected ascent to leadership roles and his passion-driven journey.

Jason and Calvin will also explore pressing issues like the 150-hour rule, private equity’s role in modernizing firms, and the need to reshape the perception of the accounting profession starting as early as middle school. We’ll discuss the importance of mentoring, the non-linear career paths enabled by technology, and the future of accounting amid a changing professional landscape.

Join us as we unravel these themes and more in a dynamic conversation that promises to provide valuable insights for professionals at every stage of their careers.

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Thrivecast Crew
  • Audio Engineering by: 9/8 Central
  • Produced by: Jason Blumer
About our host: Jason Blumer

Jason founded Thriveal in 2010 as a way to help entrepreneurial CPA firm owners connect, learn, and grow. He serves as the Visionary and CEO of Thriveal, and his partner Julie Shipp serves as the Integrator and COO of the organization. Since 2010, Thriveal has helped many small firms grow by providing a community, coaching services, webinars, firm consulting, monthly growth groups, and live events. Deeper Weekend is the annual live event by Thriveal, now in its 10th year.

Jason is also the CEO of Blumer & Associates, CPAs. The firm was one of the first to move from a traditional office to a virtual environment in 2012, where they serve as an advisory firm for the design, marketing, and creative agency services niches. He and his partner focus on business consulting and coaching with the owners and partners of firms and agencies, while their team meets the technical and financial compliance needs of the customer.

Jason is the host of two…

Jason Blumer

CEO, Thriveal; CEO, Blumer & Associates, CPAs.

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