6 of the Best Podcasts for Accountants

7 of the Best Podcasts for Accountants - credit: Malte W ingen

Podcasts have always been an efficient way of delivering entertainment, art, investigative reports, and most importantly education. Find out the top 6 podcasts for accountants. 

Anyone who listens to podcasts can agree that there’s a lot to learn in your preferred field as long as you know which podcasts to listen to.

If you are an accounting student looking to get a little knowledge outside the lecture halls, podcasts are ideal. Not only do you get to reason with the perspective of someone other than your tutor or lecturer but also get to learn from their experience.

Why Listen to Accounting Podcasts?

You may be surprised how rich of content these accounting podcasts are. If you’re yet to try podcasts, it’s not too late to try.

Accounting podcasts cover a range of topics including complex ones like tax as well as trending ones like blockchain and cryptocurrency. You can also get various tips on how to pass your accounting tests. 

The key advantage of podcasts is that you can get motivation and inspiration from people who have been in the same situation before and can give you advice on what helped them succeed (or not depending on the situation!)

The best thing about podcasts is that the content is concise and entertaining along with being accessible on the go. 

In this blog, we look at 7 of the best accounting podcasts you should listen to. 

1. Accounting Best Practices with Steve Bragg

Accounting Best Practices with Steve Bragg

This podcast is managed by Steve Bragg, a book author and also an entrepreneur. He also manages Accounting Tools that specialises in the provision of courses and books.

If you are looking for an up to the minute podcast, this is the one for you. The podcast focuses on current topics. The episodes are concise, informal and run for about 8 minutes. An average of two episodes are posted monthly.

The podcast has been around since 2006 and is one of the longest-running in the accounting field. Listen to it via  Podbean,  PlayerFM,  Apple Podcast or  Spotify.

2. Accounting Play

Created by certified accountant John Gillingham, this  podcast focuses on accounting topics in a way that is based on the challenges he faced as a trainee. It makes use of effective delivery methods to help young accountants learn.

Various topics are covered in the podcast ranging from the basics of accounting to LIFO & FIFO concepts. On the outside class end, John tackles issues such as how to handle interviews and how to find your way in corporations as an accountant.

The podcast helps mold learners to be all-round accountants. Listen to the podcast’s episodes via  Tunein or Apple Podcast. Depending on the issues being addressed, the episodes can run for 17 to 45 mins.

3. CPA review and more

CPA Review and more is hosted by Phil Yaeger, a certified accountant. The  podcast tackles issues such as how to pass your CPA exams as well as classroom topics in accounting. 

It usually invites a featured guest who shares his perspective and gives not only insight but also advice to young accountants.

Tune in and learn from their episodes available each Tuesday. These episodes run for 20 to 50 minutes and you can listen to the episodes on Spotify, Spreaker and Apple Podcast.

4. Learnsignal

Forget the Numbers podcast

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Every week we upload episodes that not only address CIMA and ACCA courses but also other life tips. These include how to pass accounting exams, the employment world and mistakes most accountants make.

Additionally, we provide other resources such as topic by topic video tutorials, notes, mock exams, and 24/7 tutor support. You can also take CIMA, ACCA and CPD courses available on our  website

You can listen to episodes on  Spotify or  Apple Podcast. The episodes have an average runtime of 20 to 30 mins.

5. The ACCA Podcast

No accounting student is oblivious to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). ACCA is a renowned global organisation for personnel in the accounting field providing various courses and certifications.

The ACCA podcast is ideal for accounting students as it covers almost all topics in accounting. The covered issues range from practical life tips such as how to get a job in the accounting field to classroom topics such as taxation. It also teaches strategy, accounting standards, metrics and also oversight.

This podcast can help you achieve your accounting goals including certification. The episodes have a runtime of 10 to 20 minutes. You can tune in to the podcast via Spotify, Apple Podcast,  myTuner radio, and Podomatic.  

6. Bean Counter

If you are just starting your journey into accounting, the Bean Counter podcast is ideal for you. This is not to say that accountants who are in longer in school won't find this podcast helpful. Bean Counter also has content for certified accountants looking to expand their portfolio.

Just like students get provided with interview and resume writing skills, certified accountants are provided with tips such as how to succeed in the real world. The podcast also has something for accountants starting their own practices too.

You can listen to the podcast on PlayerFM Apple Podcast or  Podcasts.com. Episodes run for about 30 to 45 mins.

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Topics: Accounting