Tom Gabbert joins the podcast to talk about the "m" in mAccounting (it stands for "mobile"), why he's looking to hire "people people" (not just number crunchers), his efforts to "turn accounting from a necessary evil to a strategic advantage," the benefits of his firm's shift to cloud accounting, where the profession is heading, the emergence of outsourced accounting services, what needs to change in accounting education, how Tom is creating the firm and life he wants, and more.
Tom is a CPA. He is also the founder and managing director of mAccounting, an Indianapolis based CPA firm specializing in outsourced accounting, tax, and CFO services to small and mid-sized companies. In 2015, mAccounting was recognized as one of the most progressive accounting firms in the nation when it was selected as an Intuit “Firm of the Future”. Prior to launching mAccounting, Tom spent 14 years in the technology industry as a CFO and controller. He’s also a self-professed Excel geek!