Practice growth & client service

Restaurant industry recovery aided by CPAs, 2 leaders with longtime ties

CPAs and restaurant owners have worked together closely to overcome the devastating consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Bill Pirolli, CPA/CFF/PFS, CGMA, and Brian Casey, who are Rhode Island natives and chair their respective association boards, endeavor to help the industry recover.

Use this formula to build trust with clients

Accountants can position themselves as more trustworthy by working through the classic “trust equation” developed by David Maister, Charles Green, and Robert Galford. Angie Grissom, owner of The Rainmaker Companies, illustrates how to do so.

Broaching tough conversations with clients

CPAs are knowledgeable about their small business clients’ financial conditions and emotionally removed enough from the organizations to help business leaders see what they often would rather avoid.

CPAs urged to be voice of calm in PPP storm

Rule changes, deadline pressures, and ongoing processing problems with the Paycheck Protection Program are causing high levels of frustration and anxiety among many small businesses. This creates an opportunity for CPAs to provide calm guidance for stressed clients.

Kim Griffin-Hunter, CPA

Focusing on strengths and communicating effectively can help CPAs lead during challenging times, says Kim Griffin-Hunter, CPA.

How CPAs help clients reinvent struggling businesses during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business environment, clients have turned to CPAs for help keeping their businesses afloat. CPAs serving restaurant, medical and real estate clients discuss how they’ve used client advisory services to help their clients stabilize and reposition their businesses.

Barrett Simonis, CPA

Holding a leadership conference for college students can help firms build valuable relationships and aid in recruiting, according to Barrett Simonis, CPA.

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.