Is Your Pyramid Upside Down?

Esposito_PyramidIdentify the issues you face, then prioritize them.

By Domenick J. Esposito
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There is no question that the most profitable CPA firms (i.e., those with the highest average partner earnings) have figured out that leverage and a well-managed partner/staff pyramid is one of the key ingredients for success.

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Why is it then that so many firms today are struggling with just the opposite – an upside-down partner/staff pyramid where there are

  • too many partners and managers,
  • too few staff and
  • too little use of technology?