19 Ways to Stop Wasting Reviewer Time

Bonus: They improve the firm for everyone else, too.

By Ed Mendlowitz
The CPA Trendlines Practice Doctor

QUESTION: How much time should a reviewer spend on a return in relation to the preparer time? Our reviewers spend .75 hour for each hour of preparer time.

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ANSWER: You are high and most firms I speak with are also high with an average time of about 24 minutes, or .4, hour.