2016 AICPA Controllers Conference Features Byron Hebert, Senior Birkman Consultant

Las Vegas, Nevada, November 11th, 2016 – Byron Hebert, CPA, CTP, Senior Birkman Certified Professional, Business Advisor and Entrepreneurial Advisory Services Director at Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas), will speak about leadership development at the 2016 AICPA Controllers Conference this week. Using behavioral analysis to strengthen business relationships, combined with his experience and expertise in entrepreneurship and finance, Hebert’s unique perspective helps the accounting industry to drive cultural change not only within the firms, but the clients they serve. During his session, Hebert will discuss how communication and motivation are key drivers that contribute to organizational effectiveness and bottom-line results by reaching into the core asset of business – people.

Hebert has been a member of the AICPA, the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, since he first passed the CPA exam 30 years ago. His firm, PKF Texas, is an award-winning middle-market CPA firm located in Houston, focused on assisting entrepreneurial-minded businesses with audit, tax, and consulting services. They serve private, public, and private equity and venture-backed companies in the U.S. and around the globe.

This year, the AIPCA Controllers Conference will focus on Strategies to Chart Your Next Career Milestone. Hebert will address leadership and provide strategies into how business executives can motivate staff productivity, understand their communication needs, and minimize stress levels among employees. These insights are supported by the 65 years of social science data from The Birkman Method, a leading behavioral and occupational assessment. Birkman backs up the philosophy that the way people show up and express themselves is not necessarily how they want to be treated – a key lesson in leadership effectiveness.

Birkman has been in Hebert’s tool chest for more than 15 years. He shares why he values the assessment: “Birkman benefits accountants as with all executives. We, as leaders of our organizations, are expected to provide a good working environment as well as a productive atmosphere. Birkman is the best tool to help employees with self-management, self-understanding, and group understanding. Birkman is a powerful tool for any executive, but with accountants, being as analytical as we are, we need proof. Birkman provides the details and data we need in order to accept and learn from its behavioral insights.”

Currently, Hebert uses Birkman within his firm, PKF Texas, as well as with his clients. “I always enjoy meeting with my fellow CPAs in industry. They are on the front lines of business but often are the unsung heroes,” expresses Hebert.

About Birkman International, Inc.
Birkman helps people and organizations improve performance through its behavioral and occupational assessment. The Birkman Method provides insights into a person’s Interests, Usual Behaviors, Needs, and Stress Behaviors in memorable report formats that are both empowering and constructive. Birkman is a favorite choice of organizational development and HR professionals, life coaches, career counselors, educators, and consultants. Birkman has more than six decades of proven scientific validity and continues to stay at the forefront of the personality assessment field in markets around the world.

To learn more about Birkman, visit https://birkman.com/

About PKF Texas
PKF Texas is an award-winning middle-market CPA firm in Houston with a 30-year history focused on assisting entrepreneurial-minded businesses with audit and tax compliance and consulting services. They serve publicly-held, privately-owned and venture capital-backed domestic and international businesses with global resources through PKF International, Allinial Global, and the Leading Edge Alliance. With 400 offices in 125 countries, no matter where you do business, PKF Texas is there to serve your needs.

To learn more about PKF Texas, visit www.pkftexas.com

About the American Institute of CPAs
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education, and consulting. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.

For more information about the 2016 AICPA Controllers Conference, visit http://www.aicpastore.com/controllers

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