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Jennifer Leary, CPA – 2024 Most Powerful Women in Accounting

Jennifer Leary, CPA

2024 Most Powerful Women in Accounting
CEO, CLA – CliftonLarsonAllen

What is your favorite part of being a member of the accounting profession?

As a member of this great profession, there are many reasons why I am proud to be a part of it. One of the most significant reasons is this profession’s ability to provide opportunities for people to achieve prosperity. By having access to professionals in this field, individuals can build a long-lasting career and create unique opportunities for themselves, both professionally and financially.

How have you personally seen the roles of women evolve in the accounting profession?

Throughout my time in the accounting profession, I have seen women play a significant role in its success. In recent years, there has been a notable increase in the number of talented women in key leadership positions across the country. Additionally, there has been a significant increase in transparency within the profession, particularly regarding work-life integration. This trend is likely to continue in the future, as the profession continues to evolve and adapts to the changing needs of its workforce.

What do you anticipate will be the biggest change in the accounting profession in the next 10 years?

The impact of generative AI!

What is your favorite professional mobile app, and why?

LinkedIn – it’s my source for news & connectivity

What are your favorite podcasts?

Matt Abraham – Think Fast, Talk Smart

What books have you read recently that you would like to recommend?

 Hidden Potential; The Science of Achieving Greater Things by Adam Grant


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