This episode features Dan Nicholson, CPA who is the CEO of Nth Degree CPAs.
Dan founded Nth Degree CPAs in 2008 with the objective of building a successful practice by helping small business owners to achieve their financial goals.
A Northwest native, Dan grew up in Renton and attended Seattle University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with emphases in both Accounting and E-Commerce Information Systems.
Upon graduation, Dan was selected out of a pool of nominees from the nation’s top 50 accounting programs for an exclusive fellowship with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). As a member of the GASB team, he was responsible for managing all technical inquiries and assisted what has become Statement No. 53, "Accounting and Financial Reporting for Derivative Instruments." (For those who don’t speak CPA, accountants consider setting a national standard to be a big deal).
In this episode you will learn how Dan has built a multi-million dollar firm while balancing time with family and personal development.
This episode features Randy Joseph of Randy Joseph Consulting. She is a CPA based in Seattle. I met her during my Future of Accounting tour sponsored by Avalara, during our visit to speak with the Accounting Financial Women’s Alliance Seattle chapter.
Randy first launched her tax practice around 1987, grew it successfully and sold it in 2011. Then, her daughter Deva, decided she wanted to start her accounting business and mom thought “hey, let’s do this together!”. So in 2014, they launched their accounting consulting practice and have successfully grown it with a niche focus on employees with stock options.
In this episode, Randy shares her career journey. How technology and marketing has changed with her second practice versus her first accounting firm, the billing adjustments she’s made in order to improve cash flow and her advice on how to build confidence when talking about your pricing and feeds.
This tech spotlight episode features is Markus Mantere with Arkimera Robotics. They are based in Sweden and have created a robot to automate the mundane tasks that financial professionals have had to endure. Some tasks that used to take 2-3 hours, will now be reduced to a mere five minutes. So awesome! could be reduced to 5 minutes.
In this episode we’ll learn about his unique career journey, why he decided to retire with chickens and then come out of retirement to enter the accounting tech world. And how Arkimera Robotics is adding to the evolution and future of accounting.