There’s no easier way to gain new insights during your commute to and from work than a podcast. You can select and download episodes ahead of time so that even without internet connection in a subway or drive, you can listen and learn. We’ve put together a list of the top five podcasts that we think finance analysts & leaders can learn from.
Here are the 5 top podcasts we have selected for Finance & Accounting teams:
1) The long time classic: CFO Thought Leader
Widely lauded and well-known, the CFO Thought Leader is the podcast classic for this genre. It’s co-hosted by Jack Sweeney, a journalist who is passionate about examining the role of the CFO from multiple angles. The best part about this podcast is that it features CFOs of transnational corporations as well as smaller startups and invites them to talk about a variety of topics in their own words.
Gateway Episode: Episode 42, Building a Strategic Finance Function: Under Armour CFO - listen here.
2) If you’re looking to nerd out on finance: CFO Podcasts
From the folks behind CFO Magazine, this series tackles everything from “Climate Change and Insurance” to “The Pros and Cons of Automating Financial Reporting.” Relaxing? Maybe not. Helpful, without doubt.
Gateway episode: Big Success With Big Data - listen here.
3) Brush up on accounting theory: Accounting Best Practices
The Accounting Best Practices podcast is an excellent resource for finance leaders who are looking to grow their knowledge on the technical side of accounting. Episodes are often ten minutes or less and host Steven Bragg, former CFO and the author of over 100 books on accounting and finance explains complex concepts in a refreshing and easy-to-understand way.
Gateway Episode: Episode 250, The Burn Rate: Why it can be so unreliable - listen here.
4) Latest ideas from global leaders: Harvard Business Review Ideacast
The HBR Ideacast is a business podcast with a uniquely global perspective. Its episodes bring CFOs, former U.S. Presidents and accoladed academics together to talk about topics ranging from leadership to how you can implement tools like Slack to increase productivity at your company. This is a great podcast if you’re interested in the internal and external forces that influence the office of finance and how leaders have dealt with them over the years.
Gateway Episode: Episode 630, How AI is Making Prediction Cheaper - listen here.
5) Oddball yet relatable stories about the economy: Planet Money
Produced by NPR, Planet Money is a podcast on the economy, business and everything in-between. Not exclusively focused on finance, it features stories that have important implications for business leaders such as trade wars and tariffs. While going in-depth to talk about economic challenges, it uses angles that are fresh and quirky such as the gold rush and the plight of sugar farmers.
Gateway Episode: Episode 849, It Takes Two to Make a Trade War Fight, listen here.