Thursday, May 26th, 2016
CPA Firm Message: We Are Closed On Fridays For The Summer
“When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.” – Bob Marley
This week I received a notice from a CPA firm that was sent out via an email blast. I have talked with many CPA partners about this topic and it still creates a lot of lively discussions. While many firms have embraced closing on Fridays or developing some other system for a shorter summer work schedule, I have observed that the majority of firms do not embrace this practice.
It is a huge plus in hiring and retaining top talent. I hope you consider it. Here’s the message:
Dear Clients and Friends:
(Name of firm) Summer Office Hours
To allow our team the opportunity to retool and recharge after the hectic pace of tax season, we will be returning to our summer office hours.
Effective May 27 through September 5 our offices will be open
Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We will be closed on Fridays during the summer months. (However, since Uncle Sam never seems to rest, arrangements can be made to meet with you on a Friday in the event of any urgent tax matter or if it is the only day you are available to pick up returns and documents from our office. Please contact us in advance to coordinate such arrangements.)
Very truly yours,
- "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."