Meet a CPA with a New Vision. She’s Betting on Bots, and Early Results are Impressive.

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today. One of the most gratifying aspects of my work is gaining an inside view of diverse accounting firms and their leaders. The creativity that’s transforming our firms, and our profession, is nothing short of inspirational. And this is true of the smallest to the largest firms. Among the most

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It’s (Almost Past) Time to Tackle Technology. A Timely Conversation with Jim Bourke.

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today. I’m not a betting woman, but I would wager a vanilla latte that you’ve recently attended a meeting about the need for your firm to transition from accounting to consulting. If that hasn’t happened, it should. Soon. Our profession is at an historic crossroads, and for firms with growth

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Revenue Segmentation: A Framework for Transformation

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today.  “Gale, our firm needs to grow! What technologies should we bring to market? And how will we acquire the skills to deliver those offerings?” These are among my favorite—and most frequently heard questions. Why favorite? Because unlike some conundrums firms face, there actually is an answer, an achievable framework

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Check Your Watch. It’s Innovate O’clock! Steps to renew or refresh your offerings.

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today.  One of the hottest concepts in business these days is “disruption.” In fact, a KPMG survey found that three in four CEOs surveyed worldwide said their companies are striving to be market disrupters. In many sectors, effecting dramatic change in how business is done (disrupting) is a deliberate pursuit.

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Fuel Growth with an Early Adopter Program. How do you get to a market launch?

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today. In our profession, the word practice typically conveys a fairly narrow meaning, as in “the practice of accounting.” But successful niche development, which I consider an essential tool for growth, requires a different type of practice – practicing to perfect a new niche or service line. The most successful

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The Audit of the Future: Daring, Disruptive and Data-Driven but Poised to Add Significant Value to Firms and Clients

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Reprinted with permission from Public Accounting Report. By Gale Crosley CPA, president, Crosley+Company/Atlanta   By Alan Anderson CPA, owner, ACCOUNTability Plus/Minneapolis   Any discussion of “revolutionary moments in audit” would have to include the first known mention of audit activity in Mesopotamia, thousands of years before Christ. It would note the appearance by the fourth

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