Women in Accounting

We recently returned from the Winning is Everything conference in Las Vegas. In its 20th year, WiE has been a consistent opportunity for firm leadership to network, learn, grow and inspire one another. Over the years, some of our subject matter has evolved and advanced, and some topics remain and continue to perplex.  Take diversity and inclusion.…

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Managing Partner Bootcamp (MPB) is an opportunity for leaders to take their management skills to the next level. The curriculum was designed to addressed what they need to know and aren’t taught anywhere else about running a firm – the challenges, opportunities, surprises, successes. It provides the skills necessary to help managing partners and professional…

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Gary Shamis

Gary Shamis talks to Hugh Duffy about why execution is harder than strategy, how developing niches can include both services and industries, and why scooping up talent when you find them is critical to success. Access the Build Your Firm Accounting Marketing Doesn’t Suck podcast here: https://lnkd.in/eS8WFfG or via iTunes here: https://lnkd.in/eCSM68c Strategy is not…

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Managing Partner Bootcamp (MPB) is adding Amsterdam to its roster of locations this spring! The additional location results from the increased interest of firm leaders in Europe, several of whom who have flown to the U.S. to participate in the program.  MPB is a comprehensive development program for professional service firm leaders including incoming managing…

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Ace

It’s hard to believe it has been three years since we introduced Managing Partner Bootcamp! In that time, we’ve hosted it in three cities and two countries, supported two alliances, and welcomed leaders from as far away as Australia and Hong Kong. Firm revenues of participating firms have varied from $5 million to $9 billion…

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Number One

What is the number one priority in your firm? If you say your clients, we’ll say you’re wrong.  Firms spend too much time focusing on business development and books of business. While it’s understandable to be concerned about the future, it’s not enough to be overly focused on the bottom line without considering those who grow…

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Entrepreneur

Three Lessons That I Learned Through My Mistakes I never set out to be an entrepreneur. Initially, I wanted to be a physician. Then, three years into college, I changed my major to accounting. I was following in my father’s footsteps for a safe, predictable career. It wasn’t until I assumed responsibility for his firm of…

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Gary Shamis

The general rule in business is that in order to sell something, it first has to be yours to sell. Gary Shamis once found himself working on a transaction in which that wasn’t the case. “This individual was selling a group of businesses and he included this business in which he didn’t own all of…

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Soft Skills

Whether I was managing a five-person accounting firm or leading 500 professionals in a multi-office consulting corporation, one threat loomed that always gave me cause for concern: employee turnover. I recognized early on that retaining talent needed to be a leadership priority. As a result, we invested in developing a culture where the engagement of…

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