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The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.

Nov 11, 2021

Todd Shapiro is president and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society, one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation, representing more than 22,600 accounting and finance professionals. Prior to joining the Society in 1998, he amassed 20 years of financial and managerial experience as director of finance for Unilever, a multinational consumer package goods company, as well as with Helene Curtis, Quaker Oats, Zenith Electronics, and Continental Bank. Shapiro is regularly recognized as a thought leader in the profession and has been named to Accounting Today’s list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in accounting for six consecutive years.

Decoding the Decline discusses the findings of the Illinois CPA Society’s survey of accounting students and young professionals to help decode what’s really behind the startling decline in CPA candidates and what we can do about it.