Get Your Money’s Worth from Non-Billable Time

Time is money : clock hands on $100 billsBusiness development must be part of the firm DNA.

By Domenick J. Esposito
8 Steps to Great

Today, at many smaller firms, client service partners (defined as partners who devote 100 percent of their time on clients with no firm administration responsibilities), generate, on average, about 1,500 to 1,600 billable hours per annum.

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At most of the Top 100 CPA firms, client service partners generate about 1,200 billable hours per annum. That should be the absolute minimum at the Top 100 firms. Without breaking much of a sweat, client service partner billable hours at the Top 100 could and should easily reach 1,300 to 1,400 billable hours per annum.