With Daniel Hood

Daniel Hood, Editor-in-Chief of Accounting Today, joins Randy for Episode 96 of The Unique CPA. Daniel has served in his current capacity since 2011, and has covered the accounting industry for much longer. He recounts what he considers some of the top ways the profession is currently transforming, and what individuals and firms alike need to do to stay on top of these changes.

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About the Guest

Daniel Hood has served as Editor-in-Chief of Accounting Today since 2011. He first joined the publication as Managing Editor in 1997, giving him over 25 years’ experience in covering the profession. He hosts The Accounting Today Podcast, and the March 13, 2023 episode featured Randy Crabtree and a discussion about burnout and mental health in accounting.

Daniel has also served as a business editor for the New York Daily News, and as a production editor for The Wall Street Journal Europe. He is the author of five novels and a guidebook to New York City.

Daniel earned his bachelor’s in History from Georgetown University in 1989.

Meet the Host

Randy Crabtree, CPA


Randy Crabtree

Randy Crabtree, co-founder and partner of Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals, is a widely followed author, lecturer and podcast host for the accounting profession.

Since 2019, he has hosted the “The Unique CPA,” podcast, which ranks among the world’s 5% most popular programs (Source: Listen Score). You can find articles from Randy in Accounting Today’s Voices column, the AICPA Tax Adviser (Tax-saving opportunities for the housing and construction industries) and he is a regular presenter at conferences and virtual training events hosted by CPAmerica, Prime Global, Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), Allinial Global and several state CPA societies. Crabtree also provides continuing professional education to top 100 CPA firms across the country.

Schaumburg, Illinois-based Tri-Merit is a niche professional services firm that specializes in helping CPAs and their clients benefit from R&D tax credits, cost segregation, the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction (179D), the energy efficient home credit (45L) and the employee retention credit (ERC).

Prior to joining Tri-Merit, Crabtree was managing partner of a CPA firm in the greater Chicago area. He has more than 30 years of public accounting and tax consulting experience in a wide variety of industries, and has worked closely with top executives to help them optimize their tax planning strategies.