By Jody Padar
From Success to Significance: The Radical CPA Guide
Capacity gives you and your team incredible opportunities for professional growth. Never at any of my old-school firm jobs did I feel like I was part of a team.
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Yes, I had co-workers who would help if needed. But it was always at the expense of an hour. That may seem harsh, but if your managers are looking at budget hours and you need coaching to get through your part of the assignment, they might only offer up their help begrudgingly.
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About the Author
Jody Padar, CPA, MST, is one of the profession’s foremost visionaries and pioneers. She is the author of:
As a practitioner, she is CEO and Principal of the New Vision CPA Group, a public accounting firm based in the Chicago area. And as an author, lecturer, coach, consultant and mentor, she advocates for progress and innovation in the profession, heralding a new way of thinking about the practice of accountancy and giving it new purpose. Having successfully transformed her own firm into a technologically advanced, paperless work environment, she is now dedicated to educating her fellow colleagues on how to make the same transition. She is a regular contributor to a number of industry publications, including CPA Trendlines, where she offers practical tips and advice on running a next-generation firm. Padar has been named by Accounting Today as “the Top 100 Most Influential to the Profession” for the last four years and manages her firm and discover new “best practices.” Padar is married, has two teenage children and swims competitively. Padar earned her BBA from Saint Mary’s College and MST from Northern Illinois University. Padar is also an adjunct professor at Oakton Community College and a contributing member of the Intuit Trainer Writer Network.Click here for more by Jody Padar