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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 Joel Sinkin, President, Transition Advisors, LLC | June 13, 2016 |
The attractiveness of acquiring or merging with an accounting practice is based on a variety of factors for both buyers and sellers. Read More
Accountancy Mergers & Acquisitions: Timing and Market Conditions
by Joel Sinkin, President, Transition Advisors, LLC | May 30, 2016 |
In mergers and acquisitions, timing is important but not generally based on economic drivers according to Joel Sinkin, an expert in mergers and acquisitions in accountancy. Read More
Insights from 2015 IFAC Global SMP Survey: Size Matters
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
- Guide to Practice Management for Small- and Medium-Sized Practices, Third Edition
December 13, 2012 - IFAC