Advantage Advisors was among the more than 50 global accounting firms attending BKR International’s annual Americas Regional Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, June 3-6. Advantage Advisors is an independent member of BKR, one of the world’s leading global associations of accounting and business advisory firms. For more than 25 years, BKR has connected members and their clients with global experts and resources.
With the theme of “Racing to Excellence,” the conference featured experts on accounting firm innovation and transformation. Monday keynote speaker Gary Adamson, a nationally renowned consultant and former managing partner of a top CPA firm, shared new insights on linking firm strategy to compensation. Dr. Roman Yampolskiy, associate professor at the Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville, covered artificial intelligence (AI) and how AI is directly affecting the accounting profession. Other topics presented included outsourcing options for commodity work and using data to drive growth strategy.
“Accounting is a data-driven profession, and this conference highlighted how we can better leverage this data to improve all aspects of leading successful firms,” noted David Goldner, BKR International’s Americas Regional Chair and managing partner of Gross, Mendelsohn in Baltimore, Maryland.
Greg Lay, Managing Partner of the firm said, “All of our fellow members in BKR are more than willing to share their successes and failures for our mutual benefit. It’s a unique opportunity to meet with colleagues who are our peers, not our competitors, and truly want us to succeed.”
“BKR events are structured to support continual learning and member collaboration,” said Maureen Schwartz, BKR’s Executive Director. “We strive to keep our members at the forefront of the ever-evolving accounting profession through cutting-edge programs and opportunities to learn from one another in a fun and dynamic environment.”