In My Opinion



Welcome to In My Opinion, a monthly feature of California CPA magazine by Anthony Pugliese, CPA, CGMA, CITP. Pugliese, CEO of CalCPA and CalCPA Education Foundation, will cover key issues and trends impacting the profession—as well as personal insights. 


July 2019: The First Step
As the new CEO of this great organization, I hope you will join me for an up close and personal look at the world of business, accounting and finance through my eyes. This will include a range of perspectives that I’ll share with you on key issues and trends impacting the profession—topics that push the edge of the leading edge—as well as personal insights into all things accounting, finance, business, strategy, technology and innovation. This will be a place to share my opinion … and every now and again, I hope you’ll also allow me to use a little humor.



August 2019: The Impact of AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) will have a profound impact on the accounting and finance profession within the next 10 years. What do I mean by AI? PwC broadly defines AI as “a collective term for computer systems that can sense their environment, think, learn and take action in response to what they’re sensing and their objectives.”