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In this episode of the Accounting influencers Podcast, Okorie Ramsey discusses his role and responsibilities as part of the global board supporting approximately 700,000 members worldwide highlighting three priorities: driving innovation, instilling integrity in sustainability areas, and supporting the next generation of accountants and the importance of leveraging technology, such as AI, to advance the profession and attract top-tier talent. He also addresses challenges in the pipeline of accounting professionals, including birth rates, education costs, and unclear career paths. Ramsey advocates for diversity in the profession and building bigger tables to accommodate different perspectives.
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Okorie Ramsey is a distinguished finance and accounting professional with a rich and impactful career. He has made significant contributions to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) through various volunteer roles, including serving on the AICPA Board of Directors and the Association Board of Directors. Currently, at Kaiser Permanente, Ramsey holds a crucial position overseeing SOX and Model Audit Rule compliance, ensuring effective internal controls over financial reporting for the integrated healthcare enterprise. With 14 years of experience at Kaiser Permanente, he has held diverse roles, including Vice President, Finance Compliance Officer, and Director of Sarbanes/Oxley and Financial Governance. Ramsey's passion for mentoring, demonstrated by his involvement with the National Association of Black Accountants and his role as an adjunct professor, reflects his commitment to fostering growth in others.
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