Posts by Kristen Rampe, CPA

Reopening Practices

Kristen Rampe, CPA / May 25, 2020

As CPA firms wrestle with how they may change forever, and what they can’t wait to bring back, there are a wide variety of practices being considered. Here are three ideas we’re seeing that highlight differences in reopening strategies within the accounting industry. 1. “How can we get more, or exclusively, remote-only clients?” More than…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Collections Practices

Kristen Rampe, CPA / April 7, 2020

CPA firms find plenty of reasons to delaying billing and collections. Sometimes, it’s difficulty feeling comfortable charging a client those big fees, sometimes it’s just a hassle; often, accountability is low. While you may have been able to get by with these practices before now, and still have relatively good collections rates on your receivables…

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Managing Cash Flow: 10 Tips from MPs

Kristen Rampe, CPA / March 30, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has cast a surreal cloud over every aspect of our lives.  To say that businesses are in uncharted waters would be an epic understatement. No one has all the answers. But as is the case in any crisis, as we work through it, we start to pick up best practices from each…

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Five Tips to Better Manage Your Remote Staff

Kristen Rampe, CPA / March 11, 2020

With COVID-19 spreading, many firms are allowing or requiring more remote work than they may have in the past. Whether it’s a move to protect the health of your community or a longer-term strategy for recruiting, retention and profitability, here are five key practices that can help you manage remote workers. Remote work options are…

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Three Obstacles to Profitability You Should Avoid During Busy Season

Kristen Rampe, CPA / February 23, 2020

“The quickest path to profitability is high leverage and high billing rates.” – an observation noted in the 2019 Rosenberg Survey (p52). While you’re in the middle of busy season, take a quick moment to consider how you can actively, today, contribute to profitability. We’ll share ideas on how to overcome these common challenges you…

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CPA Firm Staff Development: Setting Expectations for Your Team

Kristen Rampe, CPA / February 3, 2020

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone you manage knew what you wanted them to do and executed it well with minimal instruction? I think so, too. And every once in a while, I’ve run across a direct report who could.  But let’s be real, probably fewer than 10% of the people we work with come…

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When It Comes to Performance Reviews, Ditch the Labels

Kristen Rampe, CPA / January 5, 2020

Say it’s performance review time and you nonchalantly slip in that one of your team members, let’s call her Madison, “needs to be more professional.” In your mind, you know exactly what this means. It’s helpful and straight-forward feedback. Twenty years from now when Madison is managing partner and she is receiving a prestigious accounting…

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Kristen Rampe, CPA

Kristen Rampe, CPA
In 2020, Kristen Rampe, CPA of Grand Rapids-based Rampe Consulting joined Rosenberg as a partner in the formation of Rosenberg Rampe Practice Management. Kristen works extensively with the accounting industry on practice management, talent development, and partner harmony.

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