Vic.ai, the AI (artificial intelligence) platform for accounting productivity, today announced its technology partnership with Sage to help accounting and enterprise firms on their digital transformation journey. As a Sage Intacct Marketplace partner, Vic.ai’s automated accounting platform seamlessly integrates with the Sage Intacct best in class cloud financial management system, empowering accounting firms and enterprise finance departments to be more efficient and reduce errors on routine accounting tasks.
Michelle Schimberg originally wanted to be a medical student but decided to pursue a degree in accounting after discovering that it was a natural fit. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, Michelle worked for Deloitte, before spending 25 years leading finance teams in non-profit organizations. During this span of time she came to enjoy updating and optimizing accounting systems for her employers.
Nearly six years ago, Michelle began working with Sage Intacct and fell in love with the software. A few years later, she decided to work with accounting and business consulting firm Armanino. As the Director of Business Outsourcing Service at Armanino, Michelle manages a team of professionals that help clients use and audit with Sage Intacct. Additionally, Michelle’s job includes assisting clients in implementing Sage Intacct in their organizations.
In this podcast episode, you will hear from Jim Norton, Senior Technology Consultant at Dean Dorton, a CPA firm based in Lexington, Kentucky. Jim took an unconventional journey to become an accountant, as he was initially a theater major. However, during his time at Southern Connecticut State University, Jim decided that working as an accountant would provide more job security than acting typically does. That’s when he transitioned to the accounting program and graduated with his B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting.
Right out of college, Jim worked in public accounting and eventually earned his CPA. During this time, he worked with nonprofits on audits, tax returns, and consulting. After several years, Jim transitioned to the private sector, taking on various job roles for nonprofit organizations. His focus was to work with organizations that offer social services. Finally, after moving into a role in providing outsourced accounting services, Jim started using Sage Intacct as a customer. This first experience with Intacct developed into a passion for Intacct, leading Jim into his current role at Dean Dorton. Now he works almost exclusively in Intacct and helps companies implement the software in their organizations.
Today you will hear from Baran Sonmez, the Senior Manager of Professional Services at AcctTwo Shared Services. Baran studied Finance and Economics at Trinity University in San Antonio. He has always had an interest in technology and has just accepted an accounting position out of college. After working for PwC, Baran decided to move away from accounting audits and transition to the technical side of providing accounting software solutions. That is when he began working for AcctTwo, where Baran received his first hands-on experience with Sage Intacct.
This podcast episode features Jayce Kadire, the Director of Financial Accounting Advisory Services at MGO CPA. After receiving his undergraduate degree in accounting, Jayce received his graduate degree in corporate finance. His professional career as an accountant began with a regional firm in New York. Next, Jayce worked in the medical device and life sciences industry, before transitioning back to the world of public accounting at MGO’s office in San Jose, California.
MGO was founded in 1987 and currently works with several types of business entities, some of which have specific government regulatory requirements. Over 400 of MGO’s clients are in the cannabis and hemp industry. Therefore, it was important for MGO to work with a SaaS platform that supports their client’s unique industry needs. Jayce’s first experience working with Sage Intacct began during his time with MGO, because Intacct is a cannabis-friendly ERP system.
In this podcast episode, you will hear from Drew Kangieser, the Director of Professional Services at AcctTwo Shared Services. Unlike many other people we interview on this podcast, Drew has an educational background in information systems, which he learned during his time at the University of Texas.
Drew started his professional career after college working with an oil and gas company on large scale technology projects. It was then that Drew knew he wanted to work in software, which was the starting place for his current role at AcctTwo.
Like many of the guests on this podcast, Wade Huseth of Baker Tilly knew he wanted to be an accountant from a very young age. Right out of college from the University of Wisconsin -Whitewater, Wade began his career at a small accounting firm in Madison, Wisconsin. This was at a time when accountants performed both audit and tax works for the same clients.
In this podcast episode, you’ll hear from Sandy McClure, Professional Services Manager at AcctTwo. Before joining AcctTwo in 2015, Sandy gained extensive experience implementing Sage Intacct at the multi-location megachurch she worked at in Charleston, South Carolina. And it was during this time that Sandy first met the AcctTwo team.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, AcctTwo Shared Services focuses exclusively on the Sage Intacct platform. Through its cloud accounting software solutions, managed accounting services, and software development services, AcctTwo has been consistently recognized by Sage Intacct as its Partner of the Year for the past six years.