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Question: Identify the top three challenges of managing your firm today
Source: Preliminary Results from 6th Annual Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey.
By Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA
Creating value-added service offerings, cybersecurity, and recruiting are the top three challenges of managing a modern accounting firm, according to early results from the 6th Annual Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey.
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Brian F. Tankersley
About the Author
He is a co-author of the annual Accounting Firm Operations and Technology survey.
He has served as the technology editor for a major accounting industry publication, and currently teaches courses in the US and Canada through K2 Enterprises for professional accounting organizations across the US and Canada. Brian and his family make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.
Mr. Tankersley has over 20 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, and has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005.
Tankersley has been recognized annually as one of the Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology for 2011-2013 by Cygnus Business Media. Brian has made presentations in 46 of the 50 US states and has also taught courses in Canada. He received the 2009 Outstanding Discussion Leader Award from the Tennessee Society of CPAs, and was recognized for writing the 2011 Article of the Year for the Tennessee CPA Journal. In 2007 and 2008, Brian was selected by The CPA Technology Advisor as a “40 Under 40” honoree.
Brian is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Technology Professional, and has bachelors degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. He is a certified public accountant (Tennessee), a certified information technology professional (CITP), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Tankersley also holds numerous vendor software certifications, and is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.Click here for more by Brian F. Tankersley