Reviewing 2020 in accounting and what's on the horizon Part 1- The Ecosystem Leaders
Reviewing 2020 in accounting and what's on the horizon Part 1- The Ecosystem Leaders
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Reviewing 2020 in accounting and what's on the horizon (Part 1: The Ecosystem Leaders)

To recap on the year that's been and look ahead to 2021, we are bringing together experts from across the global accounting profession.


If you only attend one webinar for the year, this is the one. To recap on a year like no other and to look ahead to 2021, we are bringing together experts from across the global accounting profession.

In Part 1, a panel of leaders from the accounting technology ecosystem will discuss the biggest technology trends, reveal their boldest predictions for 2021, discuss the impact of the coronavirus, and share their top tactical advice to help your firm get ahead.

This live session will be jam-packed with the best advice, tactics, and takeaways to help any forward-thinking firm succeed in 2021 and beyond.

If you cannot attend at this time, register to receive the recording.

Meet the speakers
  • Jim Buffington
    Jim BuffingtonAdvisory Services Leader, Intuit Accountants

    Jim’s passion is helping Tax & Accounting Professionals lead with planning and advisory services to help power prosperity for businesses & families. He is a CPA and was in public practice before joining Intuit. He now leads Intuit Tax Customer Council, supports E-file Security initiatives, and leads Advisory Services for Intuit Accountants, where he learns best practices from leading firms to share with the profession.

  • Kathy Gregory
    Kathy GregoryDirector, Strategic Development and Engagement, LivePlan

    Kathy has spent 25 years in business development, including financial forecasting, strategic planning, process development, project management, and mergers and acquisitions. She has worked in public and private, small to mid-size organizations doing business development, and strategic planning and implementation, working with executives, boards and their investors. Kathy developed the specialized program for Strategic Advisors at LivePlan.

  • David Leary
    David LearyDirector of Accounting & Bookkeeping Evangelism, Melio

    David Leary is an innovative and influential force in the accounting world. With over 22 years' experience, David has provided many small businesses, accountants, and developers with technical tools, deep industry knowledge, strategy, and solutions. He was named by Accounting Today as a "One to Watch" in their Top 100 Most Influential People issue, and was a 2014 CPA Practice Advisor '40 under 40.'

  • James Ashford
    James AshfordVP, GoProposal by Sage

    Working with leading firms around the world, James helps practices become more profitable and systemize their processes to deliver maximum value and memorable service to their clients. He does this through challenging outdated pricing methods and mindsets, implementing powerful pricing and proposal systems and leveraging entire firms to sell more through consultative sales techniques.

  • Karen Reyburn
    Karen ReyburnOwner, We are PF

    Karen's skills of creativity and CPA qualification work together in the creation and success of PF, the creative agency working exclusively for and with accountants. Karen leads a creative team working from locations all over the world, including South Africa, Argentina, UK and the USA. Karen’s speaking engagements cover accounting-focused audiences of Xero, Institute of Chartered Accountants, BKR International, Thriveal and Accountex.

  • Eileen Adao
    Eileen AdaoHead of Accountant Channel, Collbox

    Throughout her career, Eileen has focused on reshaping best practices, delivering measurable value to clients, and exceeding growth targets while building strategic partnerships.

  • Ron Lesh
    Ron LeshFounder & Managing Director, BGL Corporate Solutions

    Ron Lesh FCA is both an accountant and computer science graduate, and his BGL software has ridden tech advances since 1983.

  • Ian Vacin
    Ian VacinCo-Founder & Chief Partnerships Officer, Karbon

    Ian is passionate about helping businesses be as successful as possible in order to positively impact the small businesses they serve. With 25+ years' experience in technology & process improvement and 15+ years of leadership experience in the accounting industry at Karbon, Xero, and Intuit, Ian is a recognized expert, innovator, and teacher.