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Accounting firm tips

4 min read

Your firm is only as good as your networking

When it comes to staffing your accounting firm, you likely use one of three criteria for posting an open position:

  • Timing: Seasonal hiring is prevalent in the accounting industry, usually ramping up in Q4.

  • Attrition: An accountant leaves, or retires,...

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5 min read

8 Tips for Getting Your Firm Acquired

There are lots of reasons why a CPA firm might be ready for acquisition. Business climate changes, firm growth, or partners reaching retirement age are some of the most common.

Regardless of why you're interested in getting your CPA firm acquired, it's...

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4 min read

Reopening Your CPA Firm After COVID: Expectations vs. Reality

At some point in life, everyone experiences the disappointment that comes when they realize their expectations didn't align with reality. Especially these days, it's difficult to make your hopes and the real world line up.

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6 min read

PPP and ADP Are Making Payroll Sexy…Finally

Recently I talked all things related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)—from loan application to forgiveness—with ADP's service specialist, Erron Stark, who delivers first-class services and solutions to the accounting community nationwide.

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2 min read

CPA Firm Leadership: How to Address Layoffs

There's been a lot of energy put toward modeling our economy during the COVID-19 crisis on past events, whether it be the Great Recession or the Great Depression. Either way, those models cannot anticipate the trajectory of this virus, nor can they quell...

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6 min read

Is Your CPA Firm’s Culture Intact?

CPA firms are looking at the future of their businesses and coming to terms with new realities; working remotely, implementing rotating schedules, and an infinite number of hybrid options are looming large on the horizon. At stake in these new operating...

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9 min read

The Advanced Guide to Automation in the Accounting Industry

Like the transition from the abacus to the calculator, the accounting industry eagerly embraces changing technology—and the ability to make accountants' lives easier. Just as accountants embraced the convenience of spreadsheet technology, so a new...
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3 min read

Tips for Maintaining Bookkeeping Disciplines When Your Client Base Doubles

Rapid business growth and increased sales are often the epitome of a “good problem” for accounting firms. While doubling your client base generally means an exponential rise in revenue, unprecedented growth tends to be a great disruptor for bookkeeping....
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2 min read

When the Rules No Longer Apply, Be Like a Startup

The world in the time of Corona is upside-down! The first thing to acknowledge is that in the next six to ten months, new legislation, new social and professional norms, and new practices in every sector will become solidified to create a new normal....

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CPA Love

3 min read

7 Ways Accountants Can Help Their Clients Survive

“What we're seeing now is unprecedented, unplanned for, uncalled for, and there was just no way to ever anticipate or prepare for it. Things are different… We have to adapt and we have to do that immediately and on the fly. We can't think about what it...

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7 min read

Why You Should Practice Accounting Advisory With Emotion

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...

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