Tom Hood

Maryland Association of CPAs

is the CEO of MACPA & Business Learning

Tom helped the CPA Profession create its vision for the future not once but twice, and he is on a mission to make CPAs and accounting professionals “future ready” in a world of exponential change.

Accounting Today named Tom as the second most influential leader in the Accounting Profession in their annual Top 100 list (his twelfth time on that list) and said this about him, “Hood’s greatest attribute isn’t that he consistently glimpses the future more quickly than the rest of us (though he does). It’s that he’s able to bring it back to the present and serve as its tireless, inspiring and effective champion.”

Tom has been the CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs and its subsidiary, the Business Learning Institute since 1997.

Linked-In recruited Tom as one of their Top 100 Influencers where he writes about the major issues facing accounting and finance professionals for his 400,000+ followers. Tom was also named as one of the first five inductees to the CPA Practice Advisor’s Accounting Hall of Fame in 2015.

His work as CEO of the Business Learning Institute is focused on strategy, learning and innovation. BLI works with the Top 300 CPA Firms and Fortune 500 finance and accounting teams. Tom and his team are focused on the critical ‘success skills’ that accounting and finance professionals will need to thrive in this rapidly changing world.

My Sessions

The Future of Work in Business Reporting: Anticipating the Future and Providing Strategic Foresight

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Recent research says that the business environment for financial services profesionals and their clients will be characterized by “unprecedented, massive and highly accelerated change” through 2025. To thrive in this new age of hyper-change and growing uncertainty, it is now an imperative to learn a new competency–how to accurately anticipate the future. This session will […]