Micala Ricketts
Micala Ricketts

Social media can be difficult to keep up with. Thousands of people are sharing posts, articles, and photos that compete for your attention daily. Even if you want to stay up to date with your industry, it can be hard to find the quality content you want. However, when you do find it, social media can be an incredible source of information.

To get you started on your search, we’ve rounded up a list of the top 10 influencers you should start following now to fill your social feed with relevant, accounting thought leadership. You may even find some inspiration for your own social profiles. 

Kelly Phillips Erb

Twitter: @taxgirl

With more than 40k followers, Erb (aka Taxgirl) is well-known in the tax world. If you’re not following her already, you should be. She’s a former Forbes editor and writes tons of informative articles about tax policy and news. She was also named a “Top Tax Attorney” four years in a row from 2014-2017.

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Hitendra Patil

Twitter: @HitendraRPatil

Patil is the Director of Customer Success at AccountantsWorld, author of Accountaneur: The Entrepreneurial Accountant, and was named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” for 2017 and 2018. While Patil offers a wide variety of accounting thought leadership, he is especially insightful on the topic of blockchain.   

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Damien Martin

Twitter: @DamienMartinCPA

Martin is the national tax assistant director for BKD and hosts the Simply Tax podcast where he “boils down complex issues for business professionals who need a trusted advisor to help strengthen their tax mind.” His Twitter is full of tax discussion on everything from 199A guidance to SALT.  

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Karen Reyburn

Twitter: @ProfitableFirm

Reyburn is the owner and managing director of The Profitable Firm, a creative agency that helps accountants all over the world with marketing. She has regularly spoken for organizations such as Xero, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, BKR International, and Accountex, among others.

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Jason Blumer

Twitter: @JasonMBlumer

Blumer is the CEO and founder of a CPA firm as well as Thriveal, an organization that “inspires counter cultural firm owners to embrace their entrepreneurial creativity within the profession.” True to that statement, Blumer explores entrepreneurial creativity himself as a writer, speaker, consultant, podcast host, and much more.

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Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Twitter: @SeanSteinSmith

Smith was named 40 Under 40 in the accounting profession for 2017 and 2018 and IMA Young Professional of the Year in 2016. He’s also an assistant professor at Lehman College and is known as an expert on blockchain and cryptocurrency and the effect on accounting.

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Richard Rubin

Twitter: @RichardRubinDC

Rubin has almost 30k followers on Twitter and for good reason. He covers tax policy for the Wall Street Journal, and he does it well. If you’re looking for a credible source about tax policy and what it means for you, Rubin is your guy.

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Katie Thomas

Twitter: @katiethomascpa

Thomas “helps accounting firms embrace emerging technologies and thrive in the age of digital disruption.” She is the president of Thomas CPA, LLC, and her YouTube channel was named one of the “Top 15 CPA YouTube Channels to Follow in 2019.”

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Mark Kohler

Twitter: @markkohler

Kohler is a CPA, attorney, author, speaker, and radio host who specializes in tax planning, asset protection, estate planning, and real estate transactions. He is also the CFO and founder of Directed IRA, which provides self-directed IRA accounts to investors across the U.S.

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Greg Kyte

Twitter: @gregkyte

Kyte is a CPA and stand-up comedian. He is also the founder of Comedy CPE where NASBA-certified fraud and ethics CPE is presented in a comedic format. Follow his Twitter for original accounting jokes and cartoons.

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