Friday, September 27th, 2013

Hot Off The Press – The 2013 Rosenberg Survey

rosenberg-surveyRita, as she opens the mail:  “Hooray, I got my copy of The Rosenberg Survey!”

Rita’s husband:  “You’re weird.”

Yes, I admit it, I’ve always been slightly weird. I see joy and humor in things most people don’t notice. I like people who are unique, maybe even quirky. My husband says I attract them. To me, it has certainly enriched my life – for the better.

While getting excited over an accounting practice management survey is rather weird, I know that many of you also look forward to the annual MAP surveys for the CPA profession. The benefits of this year’s Rosenberg Survey follow:

  • To make the information useful we have groupings based on firm size, population of market and geographic region
  • Executive summary written by Marc Rosenberg
  • A 46-page narrative written by Charles Hylan
  • Observations and predictions from the top accounting profession consultants
  • 80% repeat rate, making year-to-year comparisons highly relevant
  • Over 100 benchmarks
  • New statistics related to financial service practices
  • All information undergoes a thorough review by 3 CPAs
  • Benchmarks related to partner compensation, partner buy-in and buy-out and partner retirement plans
  • An analysis showing which statistics correlate with firm profitability
  • Row-by-row comparisons so the reader can look at each statistic of every participating firm

The Rosenberg Survey, now in its 15th year, reports on the results from 390 accounting firms, most of which range from $2-$20M in annual fees. The survey is well-known and well-respected within the national CPA industry due to is solid reputation for accuracy, thoroughness and high participation rate.

Warning: Please don’t look at the survey and be content if your firm is AVERAGE. Strive to be creative, unique and do things other firms are NOT doing. You have so much creative brain power inside your firm, don’t just do what everyone else is doing. Remember how your Mother warned you against doing that!

To order your copy go to and fill out an order form.

  • "I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it."
  • Johnny Depp

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