It’s undeniable that podcasts are a fantastic tool to aid your personal development anytime, from anywhere. You can pretty much find a podcast about anything nowadays, including many about finance and accountancy. But with so many to choose from, how do you know where to start? GAAPweb has endeavoured to make the process of finding the best finance podcasts easier, so you can spend less time scrolling and more time developing your knowledge.
Starting off with the best accounting podcasts. We’ve summarised four of the top podcasts that offer brilliant insight into the current issues and challenges facing the profession. These are all great listens for those wanting to keep afloat of general goings on across the accounting profession.
Accounting Best Practices
We had to start with the Accounting Best Practices podcast with Steven Bragg given it’s rave five-star reviews across the board. This podcast has been widely voted as one of the top accounting podcasts and it’s not hard to see - or hear - why. The podcast covers a vast range of topics that are relatable to anyone working within the profession, from student level to senior professionals. The host Steve Bragg offers practical advice, well explained and delivered in a conversational manner, helping keep the episodes interesting and binge worthy.
Journal of Accountancy Podcast
The Journal of Accountancy Podcast, hosted by the AICPA, is a great podcast for those wanting to expand their mind and broaden their knowledge of the main issues within the profession. The podcast covers everything from PPP loans, blockchain and technology trends to analysis of the impact of COVID-19. Most episodes are around 20 minutes long, delivering shorter bursts of information perfect for busy Accountants on the go.
Similarly, Accounting Today explores current issues, challenges and changes in the accounting profession. The podcast hosts invite a whole range of interesting guests who are pioneering the accounting profession, making this a great option for those looking to advance their knowledge of key issues but also explore future trends.
The Big 4 Accounting Firms Podcast
Another podcast for those seeking the latest news in accounting is The Big 4 Accounting Firms Podcast. Short on time? This podcast documents the latest information from KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and EY in short 5 minute bursts - great for a quick news fix during your coffee breaks.
Business and Finance Podcasts
If you're looking for more of an escape from the daily grind, but are still wanting something relevant, educational, and perhaps even inspiring, then one of the below business and finance podcasts could be the solution for you.
Grow My Accounting Practice
For those looking to start their own practice, or simply gain inspiration from those entrepreneurs who have done so, Grow My Accounting Practice will be an interesting and insightful podcast for you. Featuring different guests each episode, the podcast invites inspiring entrepreneurs to discuss everything you need to know about developing your own accounting practice. This podcast focuses less on the accounting aspects, instead exploring business skills required to run an accounting practice, from sales and marketing to HR and recruitment, so you’ll be sure to learn something new.
The Small Business Sessions
The Small Business Sessions is another great podcast for Accountants seeking to gain inspiration from those who have built their own business from the ground up. The podcast, which is produced by Xero and Enterprise Nation, offers insightful accounts from some of Britain's top business experts and entrepreneurs, who share tips for making your business the best it can be.
Money Talks is a podcast hosted by The Economist. Offering weekly episodes that analyse recent news and events impacting the business world and economy, this is a great all-rounder for finance and accountancy professionals looking to stay in touch with the bigger picture.
All these podcasts are available to listen to on Spotify.