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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 Antoni Gómez, IFAC SMP Committee Member | May 16, 2016 |
The 2015 IFAC Global SMP Survey indicates that changes in technology, globalization, competition, and regulation are together making business more and more complex. Read More
Tapping into Pop Culture to Market Your Accounting Firm
by Richard Shuback, Brand Steward, Richard Shuback, LLC | May 4, 2016 |
Accounting firms should think out-of-the-box and look at pop culture to brand their businesses, says Richard Shuback, Brand Steward at Richard Shuback, LLC. Read More
Why Attend? The AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference
by Dawn McGeachy, Principal, Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation and Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Member and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | May 2, 2016 |
The AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference in June offers professional accountants, especially those in small- and medium-sized practices, opportunities to learn, network, and explore new ideas. Read More
Considering a Merger or Acquisition? What Problem Are You Looking to Solve?
by Joel Sinkin, President, Transition Advisors, LLC | April 26, 2016 |
Accounting firms must understand the problems they are trying to solve before engaging in a merger or acquisition, says Joel Sinkin, an expert and President of Transition Advisors, LLC. Read More
IFAC's SMP Research Insights
by Antoni Gómez, IFAC SMP Committee Member, Dr. Hajj Twaha Kigongo Kaawaase, Partner, Sejjaaka, Kaawaase & Co. and Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | April 18, 2016 |
- Guide to Practice Management for Small- and Medium-Sized Practices, Third Edition
December 13, 2012 - IFAC