Posts by Matt Rampe

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Experienced Staff Are Leaving Accounting in Droves, and People Are Furious

Matt Rampe / November 28, 2023

When I wrote this post on LinkedIn in September, I had no idea it would get over 300,000 views, 1,800 reactions, 132 comments, and 103 reposts! Clearly, it hit a nerve. Here is the original post, and what I learned from the 132 comments.   Here are the major themes from the LinkedIn post comments…


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Why Revenue Growth is Old School

Matt Rampe / August 16, 2023

Once upon a time, staff were abundant and CPA firms made plans to grow revenue every year. Life was good! Then one day, a staffing crisis hit our industry and took many of the staff away. Revenue growth became harder and harder without staff. Partners worked more and more hours until… “I can’t and won’t…


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From Failing Plans to Successful Change

Matt Rampe / April 12, 2023

Times have changed dramatically for CPA firms: staffing crises, remote workers, technological advances, retiring partners, new expectations about what a work week should look like…. Traditional strategic planning has become less effective. We need a new model that works in our new era. Let me introduce you to it. The Decline of One Person Having…


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Partner Coaching: Why is it beneficial?

Matt Rampe / February 1, 2023

I coached a managing partner recently – let’s call him Chad – who was standing on a proverbial burning platform when I met him. Chad had lots of clients who loved his firm, but was short staffed at the lower levels and partner level. He had a succession problem that needed to be handled now….


How to Create Change When Change is Hard – An Accounting Allegory

Matt Rampe / October 31, 2018

Meet John, a hard-working new partner at a mid-sized accounting firm on the west coast.  We join John as he sits down for his first annual review as a partner. His managing partner, Gus, makes the feedback clear, “John, the bottom line is you have to delegate more so you can spend that time on business development and hit your new targets. We’re all counting on you.” 


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