How Partner-to-Staff Leverage Drives Profits

Pile of new 100 US dollars 2013 banknotesRatios affect income per partner, survey shows.

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Staff sizes and, more significantly, the ratio of staffers to partners are among the most significant factors in determining CPA firm profits, according to new edition of “The Rosenberg Survey: The National MAP Survey of CPA Firm Statistics”

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Staff-to-partner ratio is the fourth leading determinant of firms’ profitability, behind fees per partner and per staff and partners’ billing rates, says the the MAP survey team, which is comprised of compiled by Marc Rosenberg, the noted industry consultant based in Chicago, and the Growth Partnership consulting firm in St. Louis.