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Don't read this if you still use a washboard

If you look at the present from the lens of how the past dreamed of the future, it’s very disappointing. We don’t have robots performing our daily tasks of cooking and cleaning, our cars are still very much groundlocked, and virtual reality isn’t...

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Why you find soft skills so hard

Accounting is a profession that’s done by the book—and that’s not just referring to bookkeeping.

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Being a virtual CFO means getting into the preparation

As your firm grows and evolves, shouldn’t your suite of services? By expanding your service offerings, you create better revenue opportunities for your business while increasing the value for clients.

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Feeling squeamish about advisory? Here's how to get comfortable

There’s a battle raging in the accounting profession. Full services firm versus specialized offerings? Not that one. Shifting to automation technology and to an FP&A value pricing model? Kind of, but not that one, either.

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How accounting education is changing

Most accountants feel that the accounting profession is undergoing a monumental shift (and it is). The whole world is on a fast-moving technology train, and the financial tech (Fintech) space is one of the engines driving the train. Have trouble keeping...

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Need time-saving solutions for your firm?

Running any business is a challenge. But accounting firms are a special case. With clients looking to you for legal and regulatory compliance as well as guidance in their biggest decisions, the work an accounting firm does is foundational and deeply...

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Bringing the competition into focus

What do you think about your “competition?” In a way, cloud accounting and AI Fintech open up the world to nearly every firm, but does this mean you compete with every other accounting firm on the planet? Or does it mean there’s a lot more room for...

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Isn't it all just busy season, now?

You know the drill. Accountants block their entire calendar from January through April, and usually another 4-8 weeks in the fall, for clients requesting extensions. The profession on the whole knows the term “busy season.”

Want some advice on...

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Are you underselling your accounting services?

As an accountant, you understand what goes into each of the services you provide for clients. Those who need your services have varying degrees of understanding when it comes to accounting. 

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Stop making excuses for overworking

“Just one more thing, then I’ll call it a night.”

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Managing stress starts and ends with your senses

In the accounting industry, professionals are commonly working 50+ hour weeks all year long. During busier times, however, that weekly number can inflate to 65-70+ hours, leaving hard-working professionals feeling constantly depleted, disoriented and...

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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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Your tech is the selling point you haven't told your clients about

Tech and time. These two points are inextricably linked, even if some firm owners don’t necessarily act like it. Advancements in Fintech save time, improve accuracy, and cut overhead costs. But the relationship between technology and time is one we see...

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