Sept/Oct/Nov 2022 FORUM President's Address
Wow….can you believe it’s already September? Do I dare say I feel a slight dip in temperatures? As we head into a new season and watch kids return to school, I am reminded of how fast time flies. I am blessed to have 19 nieces and nephews, with the 20th on the way. As I watch the oldest ones navigate accounting college courses and the career choices facing them, I can still clearly picture them as young as the littlest ones are today. Life flies by. Everything passes by so quickly these days. So much change. So much information. So much to take in. So much to adapt to.
Our profession is no different. As our world keeps changing, our work has to adapt to account for an ever-evolving world. To succeed, we must be comfortable with Accounting in the Age of Agility. What does that mean? We have to be nimble. We have to be willing and able to adapt as things change. We have to be creative in finding solutions to new issues.
Fortunately, TXCPA Houston is here to help its members every step of the way. To keep you up-to-date on the latest issues affecting our profession, we have multiple CPE opportunities, including the 2022 CFO/Controllers Conference on September 28 and the Personal Financial Planning Conference on October 20. Click here for a complete listing of all CPE events.
Being agile is a must-have trait for every leader these days, and it’s never too early to start developing the skills we need in this Age of Agility. We have multiple opportunities to build your leadership skills throughout the year, including our Leadership Development program, Accelerate. Registration just opened, so click here to see if it’s right for you. As we see firms and companies continually challenged with staffing issues, this is a perfect opportunity for employers to demonstrate the value they see in their staff by investing in their professional development.
Lastly, don’t miss out on our half-day workshop on October 24 covering Unconscious Bias. Through technology, we are more connected with people today than we have ever been. By raising our awareness of the unconscious biases we all hold, we can better understand and learn how to support each other as we all navigate this Age of Agility together.
Originally published in the TXCPA Houston's Online Magazine called the Forum. Read the full magazine here.