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To help improve the management and operational efficiency of practices, especially small- and medium-sized accountancy practices (SMPs), this area is intended to help those managing practices to address opportunities and challenges; improve their competitiveness, profitability, and sustainability; enhance their expertise, competence, and efficiency; create an environment conducive to the provision of high-quality services; and showcase global best practices and latest practice management techniques. Read More
by Paul Thompson, Director, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC | August 22, 2016 |
For many practitioners the busy season is over and it’s time to relax and reflect—reflect on what the future holds for our great profession and consider whether, and if so how, to grow the firm. This future might rest in building advisory and consulting services. This article looks at some steps a firm might take to go about this. Read More
When Should You and Your Practice Start to Plan Your Succession?
by Joel Sinkin, President, Transition Advisors, LLC | August 15, 2016 |
When planning for a succession, owners and managers of accounting practices must consider the extent to which they personally interact with clients, says Joel Sinkin, an expert in accounting mergers and acquisitions. Read More
New Services for Accounting Firms: It’s about Reliance, Not Compliance
by Dan Morris, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Morris + D’Angelo | August 8, 2016 |
Accounting firms should be marketing those services that matter most to their customers and prospects. Read More
Accounting Firms in Australia Have Reinvented Themselves & Their Services, and Your Firm Can Too
by Peter Docherty, General Manager, Public Practice, CPA Australia | August 8, 2016 |
Following the path of many Australian accounting firms, accounting firms can grow their business by developing new advisory services while using traditional compliance-type services as their base. Read More
Survey results and global evidence demonstrate that advisory and consulting services are important to future practice growth for SMPs—but what types of services are most in demand and what does it mean for the future of SMPs? Read More
- Guide to Practice Management for Small- and Medium-Sized Practices, Third Edition
December 13, 2012 - IFAC