Aaron Sullivan

Aaron is a content marketer with a background in writing and editing for social, email, and blogs. His experience is heavily focused on bookkeeping/finance, entertainment, and beer.

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These Practical Leadership Skills Will Keep Your Team from Burnout

Your busiest season is nearly here, again. (As if you even need anyone telling you, like you didn’t already know, right?)

That said, it’s still true. And during the roughest patches of work, as a firm owner (or partner) there’s the risk of employee...

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There's a New Way to Tackle FP&A, and It Runs Like Clockwork

There are two huge challenges that come with growing your accounting firm beyond traditional compliance and tax work:

  1.  Figuring out where to go next
  2. Figuring out how to get there from where you’re at

The first challenge is perhaps easier to overcome...

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How Engineers Improve Month-End Review...in 24 Hours

We talk an awful lot about accounting and strategy related to things like increasing capacity at your firm or what to do with junior staff who have more time thanks to automation. Those are key conversations that must remain ongoing, but we’re going to...

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What's the Scoop on Botkeeper's Series C Round of $42 Million?

The entire Botkeeper family is excited to announce our latest news: we recently closed on a $42 million Series C round of funding! The investment was led by Grand Oaks Capital, the investment firm founded by Paychex founder and chairman Tom Golisano, who...

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Here's How to Ditch Seasonal Firm Growth for More Predictable Growth

The World Series just ended, and it got us thinking about how accounting is a bit like baseball: it’s heavy on numbers and statistics, it can be mentally exhausting, there are a lot of late nights where your idea of eating healthy goes out the window,...

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Want Lifelong Advisory Clients? Solve These 4 Business Accounting Problems

With the ongoing evolution of the accountant’s role thanks to technology (notice we didn’t say tech was replacing accountants!), it’s not always obvious to determine what an accounting professional is supposed to actually do these days. Of course, the...

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Here's the Secret to Filing 1099s This Tax Season...Don't Do It!

Well, we did it. We blinked, and tax season is staring us down once again. While that’s possibly scary news for some accountants and their client entities, it’s not such a big deal when you have enough bandwidth and support!

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Your Accounting Advisory Strategy Should Be Built on This Pivotal First Step

If you’re keeping up with accounting industry news and message threads, you’ve heard a lot about how accounting advisory services can lead to huge growth for an accounting firm. But that blanket observation makes a lot of assumptions:

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Increasing Your Firm's Value Proposition Depends on One Major Process

Have you ever thought of how offering your services is like pulling teeth?

Sadly, your clients might feel like meeting with their accountant is like going to the dentist for some terribly painful procedure. Whether they want to or not, they know they...

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Vic.ai & Botkeeper Have Teamed Up—Here's Why That's Good for Accounting

In July of this year, we announced a new partnership with Vic.ai, a fellow pioneer of automation with a target on the accounts payable process (among other pre-accounting solutions). We engaged in this relationship for a number of reasons, with the...

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Your Firm & Open Banking Apps—Here's How to Take Full Advantage

Remember going to the bank? We used to do it all the time for virtually every financial task related to our personal and corporate accounts. There’s still nothing quite like the whooshing sound that goes with sending a deposit through one of those...

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Which Financial Statements Have the Biggest Impact on Client Success?

Sometimes entering a new client engagement can feel like walking into a middle school cafeteria after a food fight—broken food trays are scattered all over the floor, there’s pudding on the ceiling, and a Salisbury steak stuck to the window. When every...

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How to Use Your Client's P&L to Create Advisory Opportunities

It’s one of the most valuable reports a business owner can have: the profit and loss statement. But too often, entrepreneurs obsess over the bottom line and gloss over everything above it.

Why? In a world where more than 25% of all small businesses fail...

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