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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 –…
In our fast-paced world, team unity and strong interpersonal connections are essential for success. At this point, the majority of our clients have fully remote team members; some, a significant number. Even though remote work isn’t new, figuring out how to develop a high-functioning remote team is still a work in process. One key aspect…
At Rampe Consulting we are always striving to find ways to better serve our clients and make lasting change in the CPA firm space. We are pleased to announce our latest service line – HR Consulting! With this new offering, we are aiming to help firms improve their overall employee experience and outline opportunities for career and professional development within their own firm.
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:
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…
When things get stressful, communication is critical. Checking in on your team’s wellbeing can be a crucial part of growing together. Kristen Rampe joined the Ohio Society of CPA’s State of Business podcast to discuss ways accounting teams can come together during a crisis and what that can mean in the virtual workplace.
What is the secret of a high performing team in accounting? Is it bringing together CPAs who have deep technical expertise? Do you need a wide diversity of personalities or strengths? Or maybe just having a strong leader who controls the group carefully with a skilled hand?
Over two years, Google conducted a massive study on team performance to answer the question – what creates high performing teams?
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.”
After helping several CPAs and firms with Strengths Programs, I’ve seen the impact it can have on individuals, workgroups and the firm as a whole. This is a culture-changer that results in better business outcomes.
Let’s 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 award, she will thank you from the stage for this moment. Pat on the back for you!
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