Is Your Firm Achieving Digital Growth?

A look at your firm’s digital growth journey. Some accounting firms have committed to digital transformation, spending the last five, even 10 years adopting new technology and creating a digital-friendly environment. While firms like that exist and are arguably leading the market, many firms have barely even begun. The last two years catalyzed adoption of…

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Digital Culture at Your CPA Firm

Digital culture, Digital insights, Digital strategy, Digital transformation These may feel like a litany of buzzwords, but they are, in fact, the future of your firm. The future may not be exclusively digital but it is digital-first. Firms that are on top of their game already have an eye to this and are in accelerated…

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Addressing the Capacity Crisis in Pursuit of Talent

Capacity issues and the war for talent are nothing new to the accounting industry. But along with hybrid teams, work from home, and The Great Resignation, the COVID-19 pandemic also brought with it a heightening of these talent crises. Winding River Consulting asked Allan Fisher of Premier Financial Search (PFS), to lend us his insights on this incredibly timely and critically relevant topic at our latest MPB Alumni Community Quarterly Check-in.

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Addressing Conflict as a Managing Partner

How to handle difficult conversations and know when to get involved. Addressing conflict as a managing partner and leading difficult discussions with partners are some of the most stressful, complicated, and dreaded for any managing partner. But they are necessary. Growth in leadership means doing the hard work, including addressing partner conflict and other issues…

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How Do You Train a Remote or Hybrid Workforce?

This is a question on many of our minds. As we face the reality of long-term remote and hybrid work arrangements, the facts are clear: Accounting firms will need to find practical ways to connect with and train both on-site and off-site employees. This includes employees at all levels of an organization, and at every…

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Why Invest in Health and Wellness at Your Firm?

I remember one particular day during my 38 year tenure at my firm with great clarity. I drove into the parking lot and had an epiphany. Seeing all of the cars in the lot at that one office, it dawned on me that, as the firm managing partner, I was responsible for the people who…

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How is the ‘Great Resignation’ Impacting Accounting Firm Marketing?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in September. By the end of the second quarter this year, there were nearly 10 million open jobs nationwide. Popularly termed “the Great Resignation,” few industries have been left untouched.  Notable entities in the world of accounting have responded by publicly…

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3 Reasons Firms Don’t Invest in Leadership Development

 Many firms don’t get ahead because they don’t prioritize leadership development. The current market climate for accounting, not to mention the pace of change in the industry, has a lot of managing partners carving a hard boundary line for new initiatives. Often placed in the extras category, is leadership development. This is a mistake.  Investing…

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