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Boo-sting Retention: Unmasking the Spook-tacular Secrets to Keeping Top Talent at CPA Firms

Amanda LilleyAmanda Lilley, CPA, SHRM-CP, PHR / October 24, 2023

As Halloween approaches, CPA firms will need to put more than a bowl of candy in front of their employees to be sure they retain them going into 2024. While the staffing shortage in the industry shouldn’t be news to anyone, now is not the time to let up on talking about the issue –…


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Our Top Ten Must-Read Blogs of 2023 (So Far!)

Chrystin McHughChrystin McHugh / October 4, 2023

Chrystin McHugh is the Director of Marketing at Rosenberg Associates. She has over 20 years of marketing experience and is based near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our blog has been a leading source of information and insight for our 14,000+ readers, and we’re thrilled to share our top ten most-read blogs of 2023. These blogs – written…


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Firm Retirement Age of 85 Averts Staffing Crisis

Avatar photoKristen Rampe, CPA / April 1, 2023

A satirical blog post in celebration of April Fool’s Day. Struggling with the ongoing talent shortage facing the accounting industry, local CPA firm Watts, Taber and Fiske recently made a change giving them a viable option for staying independent. The firm raised its minimum age for partner retirement from 62 to 85, which gives the…


Hands-Off Leadership Development Heralded by CPA Firm Leaders

Avatar photoKristen Rampe, CPA / April 1, 2022

You’re busy. Everyone is. You also need a pipeline of future leaders to continue to run the profitable accounting firm you’ve created and provide you, hopefully, with a generous internal buyout. You’ve been hearing that you need to actively develop your team to be successful, but who has time for that? After all, you learned how to be a consummate professional the hard way. Why not pass that experience on to the next generation?


New App Aims to Keep Partners Accountable

Avatar photoKristen Rampe, CPA / April 13, 2021

If you’re like most CPA firms, you’ve had your fair share of partner accountability challenges. Luckily, industry experts, notable partners and developers have finally come together to lead change in this area with a new tool: the Partner Accountability App.

Here are some of the common issues this groundbreaking technology addresses:


Rosenberg & Rampe Reveal Magic Formula for Partner Compensation

Avatar photoKristen Rampe, CPA / April 1, 2021

Partner compensation is a challenge for many accounting firm leadership teams. The desire to balance rewarding performance, book of business, billable hours, and plain old seniority leads to conflict. Feelings of confusion arise when partners who are total jerks continue to out-earn their peers who have 20% higher realization and manage staff as if they’d been personally mentored by Adam Grant.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work closely with Marc Rosenberg for the past several years on partner compensation projects. Combining our…


• Bulleted Lists in Presentation Captivate Audience

Avatar photoKristen Rampe, CPA / April 1, 2018

In a recent PowerPoint presentation to manufacturing industry controllers and CFOs, CPA Janet Trelite wowed the audience with a slide deck featuring 64 information-packed slides. The hour-long talk on the new leasing standards was fourth in a lineup of technical experts on tax, revenue, and of course, blockchain.


AICPA Code of Conduct Violations Found En Masse in ‘The Accountant’

Avatar photoKristen Rampe, CPA / October 19, 2016

We rented out a theatre, filled it with accountants, then asked them to give us their rating and answer a few questions about the movie. Given the depth of training in form completion, coupled with hundreds of years of combined accounting industry experience, we obtained a relevant set of ratings and opinions about the movie that are summarized here.


CPA Spontaneously Combusts During Sales Call

Avatar photoKristen Rampe, CPA / April 1, 2016

CPAs often shy away from business development and sales calls. Maybe it’s for good reason, that stuff really can kill you!


Fun in the Office – a How-To Guide

Avatar photoKristen Rampe, CPA / May 5, 2015

It’s no secret that teams who enjoy working together are more cohesive and productive. Break out of the CPA / accountant stereotype and be sure to have enough fun in the office to balance out the daily grind. Here are four ways to accomplish this, or spur on your own creativity for having fun at your office. 


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