Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope is an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois where she teaches financial, managerial and forensic accounting. Kelly’s research on organizational misconduct culminated into directing and producing the award-winning documentary, All the Queen’s Horses, in 2017 which streamed on Netflix from July 2018-2019. In 2018, Pope became a TED speaker with her impactful and timely TED Talk entitled ‘How whistle-blowers shape history.’ Her research has been published in the Behavioral Research in Accounting, Auditing: A Journal of Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, The CPA Journal and WebCPA. She holds a Ph.D. in accounting from Virginia Tech and is a licensed CPA. In this episode of Count Me In, Kelly summarizes all her above experiences and shares an insightful perspective on how accounting, and accounting education, can effectively combine her passions for fraud, film, and lifelong learning. Her general curiosity and involvement in various topics enables her to peak the interest of and engage her students on a regular basis. To hear about how you may be able to weave your passions together and enhance your learning in the area of accounting, download and listen to this episode now! peak
Katie Thomas, CPA, Founder and Owner of Leaders Online LLC, is a digital marketing strategist and content creation expert who helps financial services and other businesses implement the right marketing strategies to reach their target audiences. Katie is a national speaker who captivates the attention of her listeners and shares strategies so her clients can do the same to cultivate genuine relationships. In this episode of Count Me In, Katie talks about how technology has changed the landscape of the accounting industry-not just how it has changed roles, but also the way in which finance and accounting professionals collaborate, enhance the quality of their work, and increase efficiencies. She further explains "what gets measured can be fixed", and that applies to creating stronger content and sustainable brands. Katie worked for two of the largest public accounting firms in the world and graduated as valedictorian and summa cum laude from the University of Kansas with bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting. She is now using all this experience and knowledge to put forth digital marketing efforts and lead firms through their digital transformations to grow their businesses. Leave us a review and let us know your thoughts on Katie's insights!