Monograph Spotlight

CPA Firm Partner Compensation: The Art and Science

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No one partner compensation system applies to all firms. Both subjective judgment and quantifiable methods and tactics must be employed to result in an outcome that satisfies the partners and is perceived as fair. Tailor your partner comp system specifically for your firm: here's how.

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CPA Firm Retreats: The Do-It-Yourself Guide

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Many firms hire outside facilitators for their retreats. But the majority. especially those under $15M, facilitate their own. In both cases, this all-new edition serves as a complete resource guide to convening a partner retreat that leads to action.

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CPA Firm Partner Retirement / Buyout Plans

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The guide to creating a well-written, competitive buyout agreement: the industry's first-ever detailed reference source - an invaluable tool for firms drafting an initial plan or revising and updating an existing agreement.

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CPA Firm Mergers: Your Complete Guide

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The merger market is in frenzy, yet few firms have experience with mergers. Our step-by-step guide provides the keys to implementing successful mergers: assessing cultural fit, critical negotiating terms, pricing strategies, due diligence and legal issues.

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How CPA Firms Work: The Business of Public Accounting

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A primer that explains how CPA firms work as a business, this monograph is an invaluable resource for new staff hires. Use it as part of new employee orientation and onboarding programs to give new employees a solid foundation in the workings of a typical firm.

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CPA Firm Management & Governance

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Best practices for managing and structuring the leadership group; descriptions of both partnership and corporate styles; role of the managing partner and firm administrator; how decisions get made; voting; the role of a partner and how the organization changes as the firm grows.

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What Really Makes CPA Firms Profitable?

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Several dozen high-impact techniques for maximizing profitability; 25 best practices for moving firms from good to great; what is NOT important to profitability; BONUS: current CPA industry benchmarks from The Rosenberg MAP Survey.

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CPA Firm Succession Planning: A Perfect Storm

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Step by step approach; challenges for older and younger partners; overarching initial decisions; leadership development and bringing in new partners; managing partner and client transitions; how firm governance must change as the firm grows; mergers as an exit strategy.

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How to Bring in New Partners

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Developing staff into leaders; criteria for admitting a new partner; structuring the buy-in; how ownership percentage is decided; how voting works.

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Strategic Planning and Goal Setting for Results

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A guide to CPA firm strategic planning and partner goal setting; creating the strategic plan; vision vs. mission statement; best practices for goal setting; keys to implementation; strategic planning pitfalls.

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MONOGRAPH SERIES

Based on experiences and insights amassed over more than 20 years of consulting with upwards of 1000 CPA firms throughout North America, each monograph is dedicated to a key area of CPA firm practice management.

Presenting informative case studies and useful handouts, checklists and templates in Rosenberg’s engaging, conversational style, they’re a valuable resource for firms interested in improving profitability, setting and achieving actionable goals, resolving partner and staff issues and developing the profession’s future leaders.

 


Marc Rosenberg is a nationally known consultant, author and speaker on CPA firm management, strategy and partner
is2015 Most Recommendedsues. President of his own Chicago-based consulting firm, The Rosenberg Associates, he is founder of the most authoritative annual survey of mid-sized CPA firm performance statistics in the country, The Rosenberg Survey. He has consulted with more than 800 firms throughout his 20+ year consulting career. He shares his expertise regularly on The Marc Rosenberg Blog.

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