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What makes an accounting firm great? by August Aquila Aquila Global Advisors Too many firms don’t give a lot of thought to the question.Their main concern is surviving. But the sooner a firm can start focusing on what makes a … Continued
Last chance to take care of yourself, your career, your firm — before busy season begins.
Despite economic recovery, many firms seem unable to capitalize on new opportunities. Click here to join the Tax Season 2011 survey; get the results. Tax accountants are finishing the 2011 busy season with stronger results than they expected, but – … Continued
Marc Rosenberg, author of The Rosenberg MAP Survey, says too many CPA firms fail to heed their own advice to clients: They don’t run their firms like a business.
Get it right or get “a guaranteed recipe for under-performance.” Finance and accounting leaders can’t develop and execute effective strategy without first gathering the right information, says Harvard Business School professor Robert Simons, a Canadian chartered accountant. In his … Continued
Firm of the future will shift focus from what it does to what the client wants. Edi Osborne of MentorPlus is on a mission, a mission to transform the profession one firm at a time to a client-centric business model. … Continued
There’s an app for that. Both CCH and Thomson Reuters headlined their user conferences with new mobile apps. First, Thomson Reuters released Mobile CS, “a first-of-its-kind iPhone app for tax and accounting professionals.” As a practice management tool, it extends … Continued
When salaries are tight, corporate culture becomes competitive differentiator. by Rick Telberg The days of concierge service and back rubs for accounting staffers may be over. But has building the so-called “great place to work” fallen by the wayside as … Continued
And how you can avoid the pitfalls. by Rick Telberg As state and federal governments struggle against an ailing economy, many accountants are bracing for a new surge of work from new tax and regulatory changes. But all that new … Continued
Clients pay for understanding, not just reports. By Jason M. Blumer, CPA, CFE The tagline of our firm is “Numbers Tell Stories…” It’s a constant reminder of the purpose behind our industry and our firm. The numbers we deal with … Continued