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A Black Accounting Entrepreneur Shares His Story (Podcast)

March 11, 2022, 9:45 AM

The accounting profession offers career options that go beyond working for a CPA firm or corporate finance.

George Azih found that his years of working in both arenas built the perfect launch pad to start his own business, and solve some complex financial accounting problems along the way.

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Azih is the founder and CEO of LeaseQuery, an Atlanta-based company that provides lease accounting software to businesses. In just a decade, Azih turned his startup into a business that Deloitte ranked among the 100 fastest-growing tech companies.

On today’s episode of our weekly podcast, Talking Tax, Azih talks with reporter Amanda Iacone about why he got into accounting and his experience as a Black entrepreneur. He also talks about the value of diversity in accounting and of searching for your diversity blind spots.

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To contact the reporter on this story: David Schultz in Washington at dschultz@bloombergindustry.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Jeff Harrington at jharrington@bloombergindustry.com; Kathy Larsen at klarsen@bloombergtax.com