CPA Trendlines Cited Among Top 100 Most Influential in Tax and Accounting Profession

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Lauded for “Data-driven insights” from “the leading advisors.”

Rick Telberg, president and CEO of Bay Street Group LLC has been name one of the profession’s “top 100 most influential people” by Accounting Today, which cited BSG’s CPA Trendlines as a leading forum for industry insight and innovation.

“Telberg’s data-driven insights, particularly into the world of the small practitioner, have long made him a valuable interlocutor for the profession,” according to Accounting Today, “and lately he’s added a new role as a publisher, helping some of the leading advisors to accountants share their insights more broadly.”

Telberg joins the ranks of the profession’s most powerful and most followed, “the thought leaders and visionaries who are shaping the accounting profession,” including: the presidents, chief executives and chairs of the American Institute of CPAs, Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Accounting Standards Board, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Intuit Inc., and the Internal Revenue Service.

Accounting Today also cited CPA Trendlines authors and contributors, including August Aquila, Ron Baker, Gale Crosley, Chris Frederiksen, Tom Hood, Rita Keller, Randy Johnston, Roman Kepczyk, Mark Koziel, Greg Kyte, Allan Koltin, Tersea Mackintosh, Taylor MacDonald, Jay Nisberg, Jody Padar, Terry Putney, Joel Sinkin, Marc Rosenberg, and Doug Sleeter

“The most important issue currently facing the accounting profession,” Telberg told Accounting Today. “is the battle between obsolescence and innovation. The profession as a whole, across the globe, in public practice and in industry, teeters on the brink of competitive irrelevancy and irreversible obsolescence.”

And in advice to students, Telberg was quoted, “Don’t confuse accounting with business. Accounting is a tool that can help business succeed. But the ultimate goal is not good accounting; that’s just a means to an end. The ultimate goal is a successful, sustainable business.”

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