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Brian Kush, PCC, CPA is an executive leadership coach who helps leaders access the Dimension of Possible: an elevated place where you see the world differently. Brian spent the first 14 years of his career serving as a CPA and consultant at both Ernst and Young and AuditWatch. During that time he realized coaching was the best and most natural way he could support and challenge others. Brian has now spent over 20 years serving the accounting profession and is the co-founder of Intend2Lead. He is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and Brian authored the book, Auditing Leadership (Wiley, 2009). In this episode of Count Me In, Brian shares his perspective on the natural leadership skills accountants possess, talks us through some of the common goals accounting leaders seek to obtain, and how to overcome challenges in leading in today's accounting industry. Download, listen, and review now!
George Azih, Founder and CEO of LeaseQuery, was recently named in Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People in accounting. He joins Count Me In to talk about the recent changes to lease accounting standards and how these new regulations ultimately led to his newest business venture. A financial authority specializing in technical accounting and accounting research, George has served as an auditor for banks, insurance companies, and brokerage firms. Prior to LeaseQuery, he performed Accounting Research and Technical Accounting for a Fortune 500 company, where he specialized in lease accounting, sale-leaseback transactions, build-to-suit arrangements, debt restructurings (modifications and extinguishments), asset retirement obligations and purchase accounting. With all this knowledge and experience, George explains how he recognized a business opportunity to help accountants, and also gets into potential future implications with regard to other accounting standards. Listen in to hear an interesting twist on accounting standards!