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8 Tips for Getting Your Firm Acquired

By Jessica King on Aug 13, 2020 1:30:00 PM

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 important to understand that the process can look different depending on your level of preparedness. This article will cover eight tips to help you prepare your firm for acquisition.

Topics: Accounting firm tips listen on the go cpa firm mergers and acquisitions acquisition
8 min read

Reopening Your CPA Firm After COVID: Expectations vs. Reality

By Jessica King on Aug 4, 2020 10:00:00 AM

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.

Topics: Accounting firm tips COVID-19 reopening cpa firm
8 min read

PPP and ADP Are Making Payroll Sexy…Finally

By Jody Padar on Aug 3, 2020 10:45:00 AM

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.

Topics: Accounting firm tips COVID-19 cpalove
3 min read

CPA Firm Leadership: How to Address Layoffs

By Jody Padar on Jul 30, 2020 10:00:00 AM

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 the anxiety of financial advisors. Here, Jordan Birnbaum, ADP’s inhouse behavioral economist, shares his thoughts on how to lead during a global health and financial crisis.

Topics: The Radical CPA Leadership Accounting firm tips COVID-19 cpalove
8 min read

Is Your CPA Firm’s Culture Intact?

By Jody Padar on Jul 28, 2020 2:06:07 PM

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 scenarios are management styles, firm culture, and employee assessments to name a few. To get to the bottom of what your firm’s objectives are and how to get your employees to strive for achievement, I talked to Jordan Birnbaum, ADP’s inhouse behavioral economist.

Topics: Accounting firm tips COVID-19 cpalove Accounting firm culture
11 min read

The Advanced Guide to Automation in the Accounting Industry

By Botkeeper on May 18, 2020 2:08:00 PM

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 generation of accountants is taking advantage of the latest advance in technology: automation. 
Topics: Ebook artificial intelligence machine learning automated accounting Accounting firm tips
6 min read

Tips for Maintaining Bookkeeping Disciplines When Your Client Base Doubles

By Aaron Sullivan on Apr 29, 2020 11:30:00 AM

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. It’s easy to fall out of good accounting habits and become overwhelmed by sheer volume as you deal with double the journal entries, rolling invoices, and fluctuating cash flow.
Topics: Automated Bookkeeping scalability Accounting firm growth outsourced bookkeeping Accounting firm tips listen on the go
5 min read

Protecting Your Accounting Firm From New COVID-19 Cybersecurity Threats

By Kalie Souknary on Apr 16, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Both the United States’ Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are seeing a growing use of COVID-19-related themes by malicious cyber actors. Cyber threat actors are acting as trusted entities, sending out phishing messages or malicious applications. Cybercriminals are using the pandemic for commercial gain, deploying ransomware and other malware. These actors are targeting individual users, small- to medium-size enterprises, and large corporations.

(Basically, everyone.)

Topics: Accounting firm tips coronavirus Cybersecurity COVID-19
3 min read

When the Rules No Longer Apply, Be Like a Startup

By Jody Padar on Apr 9, 2020 10:30:00 AM

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. Where does this position CPAs?

Topics: The Radical CPA Accounting firm tips coronavirus leadership tips listen on the go accounting insights COVID-19 cpalove
12 min read

10 Marketing Tactics for Accountants During COVID-19

By Kierstyn Kalman on Apr 7, 2020 10:30:00 AM

With the current events taking place around COVID-19, business as we know it has changed. The way that accounting professionals conduct their day-to-day has evolved and will continue to evolve in the coming weeks.
Topics: Accounting firm tips coronavirus COVID-19 marketing tips marketing for accountants
3 min read

7 Ways Accountants Can Help Their Clients Survive

By Jody Padar on Apr 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM

“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 was like yesterday or what we would like it to be, or what we want it to be. We have to look at what it is now. And I think for a lot of people, it's just about survival.” —Ed Mendlowitz, Partner Emeritus at Withum, Smith, & Brown

Topics: The Radical CPA Accounting firm tips coronavirus cpalove
10 min read

Why You Should Practice Accounting Advisory With Emotion

By Aaron Sullivan on Mar 18, 2020 8:58:00 AM


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.

Topics: The Radical CPA Accounting advisory services Emotional advisory Accounting firm tips coronavirus listen on the go

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