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Don’t Be Surprised to See Accounting Firms Aggressively Merging in the Next Year or Two

Going Concern

There’s an accountant shortage! Firms are trying all sorts of tricks to find and retain talent but the problem may be deeper than not having the right set of perks but rather an actual shortage of qualified talent. due to the natures of the current accounting marketplace.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Online Accounting Firm

IgniteSpot

Efficient online accounting services don’t take shape overnight. The difference is that an employee spends 90 days learning the ropes, whereas an accounting team uses the time to set you up for success. Accounting FirmStart with Robust Onboarding.

Rethinking the Concept of the Employee: How Outsourcing Can Help Grow Your Accounting Business

Speaker: Dixie McCurley, Principal, Digital Advisory at Cherry Bekaert LLP

The very mention of the word "Outsourcing" is enough to send shivers down the employee spine. However, this gut reaction - while understandable - is merely based on misconceptions. Outsourcing does not necessarily mean mass layoffs and transplanting offshore. Rather, it could be utilized as an employee-friendly way to assuage an overburdened staff, relieve productivity bottlenecks, and stimulate growth. Join Dixie McCurley, Principal, Digital Advisory at Cherry Bekaert LLP, for this enlightening discussion on the ins and outs of outsourcing, and what it can do for your practice.

7 Signs It May Be Time to Switch Accounting Firms

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Marketing for accounting firms: individuals vs. small businesses

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the potential market available to tax and accounting firms is massive. Here are a few ways you can market your firm’s services to individuals and small businesses. How to market tax and accounting services. With more than 144.3 million individual taxpayers and 31.7

Davis and Whitley Get Shafted in Latest Accounting Firm Merger

Going Concern

The details: The leading accounting firms of Whitley Penn LLP and Elliott Davis, LLC announce today that they will join forces and merge to form Elliott Penn LLP, a business solutions firm with approximately $400 million in revenue at the time of combination.

PE investments into accounting firms: Is history repeating itself?

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6 Ways Accounting Firms Can Successfully Retain Clients | Canopy

Canopy Accounting

For any business looking to grow, finding new customers and retaining existing ones is the lifeblood of their business, and accounting firms are no different.

Accounting Firm Mergers Require Attention to Tech

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5 Pain Points Every Small to Medium-Sized Accounting Firm Experiences

These are the top 5 pain points that come up over and over again when we talk to small to medium-sized accounting firms. Let's break each one down and talk about solutions!

Increasing productivity and flow in tax and accounting firms

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The key is to foster an environment and culture conducive to productivity and flow at your accounting firm. Change the physical environment of your tax and accounting firm. Allow flexible schedules and remote accounting work. Make accountants feel engaged.

How an Accounting Firm Can Help a New Small Business

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According to a 2018 survey conducted by Palo Alto Software, the owners of start-ups expressed interest in having an accountant assist them with a variety of tasks. All of this adds up to a lot of opportunity for you as an accountant or owner of an accounting firm. Sometimes it takes only a single session of sitting down with an accountant experienced with business start-ups to help get them back on track.

Accounting Firm Website: 7 Must-haves

Patriot Software

There are 46,000 public accounting firms in the United States. And let’s say that at least half of those firms (23,000) have an accounting firm website. Accountant ProfessionalThere are over one billion websites in the world. Scrap that.

A modern accountant’s guide to client accounting services

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What Automation Can Do For Your Accounting Firm | Canopy

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The same is true for those in the accounting industry. Industry trends show that accountants are already adopting automation into their workflow. Across all industries, businesses will run into necessary yet time-consuming repetitive tasks.

Be an Odd Duck: Work on, Not in Your Public Accounting Practice

Speaker: Tom Bowman, CPA of Bowman & Company

It is possible to run an Accounting Firm and never do tax returns or financial statements! Tom Bowman, Owner of Bowman & Company, CPA, PC shares his journey and 10 step process for going from Technician to Business Owner.

Why Accounting Firms Need More DEBI Advocates

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Top 5 Ways to Manage Workflow at Your Accounting Firm | Canopy

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Implementing the best accounting workflow software will increase productivity and efficiency at your accounting firm. Without the right processes in place, an office’s organization can quickly devolve into chaos, leaving employees feeling overwhelmed and scatter-brained.

Accounting Outsourcing for Small & Medium-Sized UK Accounting Firms

Accounting Insight

The IFA made a revelation for the UK accounting practices. Wherein, accountants above the age of 40 years were questioned about the challenges that modern technologies have posed for UK accounting industry. Deviation from traditional to ultra-modern accounting.

Outsourcing accounting functions can benefit government entities

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10 Pragmatic Guidelines to Inspire Trust in Your Accounting Firm During COVID Times

Speaker: Javier Goldin, Managing Partner at Goldin Group LLC

The accounting profession has been moving from transactional to advisory work. Advisory work is based on relationships and an ongoing dialogue. The pandemic has forced many firms into a remote environment. The implicit trust of a face-to-face interaction is gone. So how do you rebuild or reproduce that trust, key to a relationship, in a remote environment. Can it be done and if so how to best execute? Join Javier Goldin, Managing Partner at the Goldin Group, LLC, for this enlightening discussion on the elements of engendering trust.

Reimagining the Post Pandemic Workforce for Accounting Firms

Accounting Insight

The Covid-19 pandemic has massively changed the way accounting firms function. It has strongly reshaped the existing workforce trends and catalysed new ones, thus revolutionising how the rather traditional accounting profession functions.

Redefining ‘creative accounting’

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How can APIs help modernize accounting firm technology

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Technology has helped tax and accounting firms to streamline their processes and automate countless time-consuming manual tasks. Firms regularly bring on new tools to address a specific business need. Why does your firm need APIs?

An Accounting Firm Gets Phished: A Play In Two Acts

Going Concern

Moving on… Moments later — OK it was actually an hour and 25 minutes later — we received this: We’ll give the firm’s security credit here for catching it as quickly as it did. Deloitte and our victim firm above are certainly not alone.

Build the Ultimate ROI Machine for Your Accounting Firm

Jumpstart the ROI you're getting from your technology stack. Download this guide from Canopy to see how!

How Payroll Automation Can Empower Accounting Firms (and their Clients.)

Accounting Insight

It’s true that behind every successful business, you’ll find an equally exceptional accountant. It’s also where accountant firms can win big by partnering with their own external provider to expedite monthly payroll runs. appeared first on Accounting Insight News.

11 Best Practices for How to Find Clients for Accounting Firms | Canopy

Canopy Accounting

One of the top mistakes accountants make is expecting business to come to them. In fact, growth is one of the top focuses of successful accountants. So how can you apply this to your firm? The best practitioners know that this is not enough.

Let’s Mesh Other Business Buzzwords to Form the Next Big Accounting Firm Name

Going Concern

First off, I want to thank those of you who reached out to us on Wednesday about Forvis being the new name of the combined BKD/DHG firm. Forvis is expected to be the eighth-largest public accounting firm in the U.S.

Art of Accounting: Whether I like auditing or taxes better

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No, Robots Are Not Taking Over Your Job: A Discussion on Balancing People and Tech in Automation

Speaker: Michael Ly, CEO of Reconciled, and Chris Elmore, UNCC Professor and Chief Evangelist of AvidXchange

Like it or not, automation is here to stay; as history shows, propelling efficiency is always in vogue. But technology is only as good as the people it serves. Join Michael Ly, Author and CEO of Reconciled, and Chris Elmore, UNC Professor and Chief Evangelist of AvidXchange, for this illuminating discussion on the intersection of people and accounting automation.

How accounting firms can fill talent gaps with technology

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With The Great Resignation accelerating staffing challenges for accounting firms of all sizes, it might be time to look for a non-traditional new hire: technology. Many firms have historically employed dedicated staff to manage specific manual tasks and processes.

Rapidly Growing an Accounting Firm: An Interview with Glenn Hetzel

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Rapidly Growing an Accounting Firm: An Interview with Glenn Hetzel. Hetzel & Associates, CPAs spoke frankly and clearly on the many challenges and opportunities related to growing an accounting business. The idea is to distinguish yourself from accountants.

4 financial consulting services accounting firms should quickly add

ThomsonReuters

Many accounting firms provide invaluable services that go far beyond tax prep and financial reporting. For small to mid-size accounting firms that want to explore other revenue streams, accounting consulting services can be a great place to start.

Big 4 Accounting Firms Cease Operations in Russia

CPA Practice

PwC, KPMG, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte have each issued statements that they will cease operations or withdraw member firms within Russia. Accounting & Audit

Do Accounting Firms Care if You’re On Drugs? Part III

Going Concern

12 years ago my former colleague Caleb Newquist published a post titled “Do Accounting Firms Care if You’re On Drugs?” What’s the scoop these days inside your firm? The reason I am updating this ancient post is because it seems “do Big 4 firms drug test?”

Strategic partnerships and alliances for accounting firms: how to drive growth by pairing up

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For many accounting firms, this could lead to new services being delivered or access to alternative market segments — both vital at a time when average revenue growth has slowed to 5.7% — the lowest in eight years according to the latest Rosenberg Survey.

Innovation and integrity are key to accounting’s future

Accounting Today

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PwC Finishes First In Vault’s Accounting Firm Prestige Ranking For the Gazillionth Time (2023)

Going Concern

Another year, another first-place finish for PwC in Vault’s ranking of the most prestigious public accounting firms. At this point, you can just pencil in PwC as being the most prestigious firm now until the end of time. PwC also held the title of most prestigious firm in 2008.

Practice Profile: An accountant walks into a bar …

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Clients benefit when auditors specialize in complex accounts and transactions

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