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Neil Amato: Welcome to the Journal of Accountancy podcast. This is senior editor Neil Amato. On this episode, I’m joined by Diana Deem, an AICPA director of congressional and political affairs. Diana is a CPA who holds the CGMA designation. We’re talking today about technology, education and legislation — all in one conversation, focusing on the bipartisan Accounting STEM Pursuit Act. You’ll hear that after this brief word from our sponsor.

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Amato: Diana, first, can you talk about why it is appropriate accounting be included as a technology profession under STEM, with STEM meaning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics?

Diana Deem: Sure. So when I think about accounting and I think about technology, which is where we want the accounting profession to land…

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