Accountants are in a bit of a weird position these days—remote work is the norm, technology is rapidly changing workflows and firm operations, and services we’ve relied on as traditional money makers aren’t growing at the same pace as they used to.
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When it comes to adding accounting advisory services to your firm’s menu of offerings, there are a lot of resources available that will tell you to do this or do that. In fact, a quick Google search returns more than 81 million results for the question, “how to build accounting advisory” (although the most relevant/helpful results are probably limited to the first few pages).
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Believe it or not, there’s a lot accountants can learn from professional sports. Take the Olympic steeplechase event in track and field—at the beginning, it looks like any ordinary distance race. Then come the hurdles...then comes the hurdle-water pit. It takes a lot of endurance, planning, and strength to master the race, and almost no one comes out of it completely dry!
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The accounting industry is changing, and with it comes a change to how accounting firms service their clients.
For instance, in Sage’s “The Practice of Now 2019” report, 44% of accountants believe that “business advisory” is a necessary skill set for the industry. But fewer than 20% of practices offer advisory (with only 5% offering outsourced CFO services).
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Can you imagine a world without acronyms? Communication would without a doubt be more of a chore, and it would take longer, too. Indeed, acronyms are fantastic. But FWIW (for what it’s worth)—for an acronym to be truly effective, it must be defined and clear for everyone involved.
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There’s no denying that more and more firms are positioning themselves to offer their clients advisory services, and the reason is clear. Financial guidance is a cornerstone of business success, and business owners need a trusted advisor to provide a data-driven path to achieving their goals—and avoiding costly mistakes.
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Not everyone who’s familiar with Jody Padar knows why she’s nicknamed the Radical CPA. In addition to being considered a bit progressive with her online presence (check out her Twitter and LinkedIn pages), she’s passionate about leveraging quality technology to create a better accounting firm.
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If there are specific people that business owners trust, their accountant is very high up on the list. Accountants watch over their clients’ finances, make recommendations for cost-saving and growth opportunities, and they ultimately provide their clients with advisory services on how their businesses can and should grow in the future.