Financial and admin operations

Making workflows work

These best practices can lead to better productivity and improved client satisfaction and retention.

Improve your business by working less

Owners’ hours directly impact the value of a practice: If all other things are equal, buyers prefer to buy an accounting practice with fewer owner hours.

How to manage underperformers

In order to ensure that you are engaging the best and the brightest employees in the firm, you must learn to handle and manage the underperformer.

How to admit new partners: A fresh approach

Accounting firms seeking long-term viability must infuse the partnership ranks with fresh blood when the time and terms are right. A method called AAV can help with this process.

Preparing for what’s next

CPAs do a masterful job of taking care of their clients' business, but they also need to make sure they look out for their own. Practice-continuation agreements can minimize the chaos in the transfer of a CPA practice to a successor.

Q&A: Price-sensitivity training

To price effectively, CPA firms first need to determine clients’ price sensitivity. Author and consultant Ron Baker, an unabashed value-pricing champion, explains how firms should communicate with clients to develop effective pricing.

Q&A: Price check

The JofA sat down for a Q&A session with author and consultant Ron Baker, an unabashed value-pricing champion, for a conversation that provided an in-depth look at the work firms need to do to quote clients an upfront price.

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