Is Your Firm’s Culture a Magnet or a Repellent?

By Steven E. Sacks, CPA, CGMA, ABC In the famous words of management guru, Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Accounting firms are starting to get this message because now they are instituting initiatives that would have… Read More

It’s Not Just About the Numbers: Staff Redundancy and Retention in a Merger or Acquisition

By Steven E. Sacks, CPA, CGMA, ABC Whenever two firms engage in a merger or acquisition, there are the inevitable issues of staffing, redundancy and retention. Areas like administration, operations, technology will have overlap. This may even happen… Read More

Can a CPA Firm Be Different in a Changing Market?

By Steven E. Sacks, CPA, CGMA, ABC This is a tough question. Marketers, brand experts, strategists and PR professionals, among others, study this question daily. Reaching consensus is no walk in the park. Alert: Real differentiation, by the… Read More

Find Innovative Ways for Staff Advancement (and Retention)

By Steven E. Sacks, CPA, CGMA, ABC Younger professionals are looking for CPA firms that will enable them to move up the career ladder faster than the traditional time. Depending on the existing firm structure and size, there… Read More