Firm Practice Management

What type of culture does your firm have?

In this first part of a two-part podcast, Guy Gage, founder of consulting firm PartnersCoach, discusses the three types of culture he sees most often in CPA firms, and ways you can tell which predominates in your firm.

Time has come for firms to cull clients

Accounting firms see many opportunities in the marketplace but with an already stretched workforce, they are struggling to find the capacity to take on new challenges.

CAS practices see 20% growth rate

Client advisory services practices saw a 20% growth rate in terms of net client fees per professional, according to the latest CPA.com & AICPA PCPS Client Advisory Services Benchmark Survey.

Private equity’s push into accounting

TowerBrook Capital Partners’ purchase of an ownership stake in EisnerAmper marked the first private-equity deal with a top 20 accounting firm. In a Q&A with the JofA, accounting firm consultant and M&A broker Allan D. Koltin discusses the mechanics of such a deal and the likelihood that there will be more PE forays into large accounting firms in the future.

How one firm gets succession right

A top 200 firm’s plan for transitioning to next-generation leaders offers best practices for other firms to keep in mind when anticipating partner retirements.

Ask the expert: Surcharging

Dustin Hall is the director of CPACharge — an Austin, Texas-based company that specializes in payment processing solutions for accounting professionals.

10 billing myths that can undercut your value

Top-notch billing practices can help CPAs ensure that they get paid an amount commensurate with the high-value, expertly delivered services they provide. Discounting and lowering fees put CPAs in jeopardy of being underpaid for their services.

Ask the expert: Client service

Greg Lockhart is the president of Lockhart Industries, a Dallas-based leader in custom branding, graphic design, and fine imprinting for America’s top financial firms.

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Get your clients ready for tax season

Upon its enactment in March, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) introduced many new tax changes, some of which retroactively affected 2020 returns. Making the right moves now can help you mitigate any surprises heading into 2022.

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.