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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

CPA Management Monthly Newsletter Published Today

BANL-June102-231x300Every month I email my newsletter to thousands of people working in the CPA profession. The October issue was mailed this morning.

It’s free, so if you would like to be added to the mailing list you can do so by completing the form on my website – here. 

If you sign-up in the next week or so, I’ll send you a link to the October issue. The October articles are as follows:

  • Talent Analytics – A Growing Trend
  • You Are Running A Business – Manage Your Accounts Receivable
  • Yes! I Work Directly With Firms.

As for today, I hope all of you working on taxes in public accounting enjoy October 16th – the day AFTER the last major due date of the year. Get ready for 2014!

  • I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
  • Larry Bird

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

August Newsletter Went Out This Week

Newsletter pictureThe August edition of Solutions for CPA Firm Leaders went out this week.

This month’s articles:

Do The 20-Somethings Inside Your CPA Firm Get-It?

One question I often hear from CPA firm employees is, “Why don’t the partners get it?” The various generations inside your firm probably have a lot of things they don’t “get.” How about the Twenty-Somethings?

Stand Out As A Great Performer

I usually focus my newsletter articles toward CPA firm leaders. This article is for all of you valuable accounting firm team members out there. What kind of Star are you?

For a limited time, you can access this month’s issue here.

Sign-up here to be added to the monthly mailing list.

  • If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
  • Mark Twain

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Missed A Day – Good Reason

DeadlineEver miss a deadline?

I am very proud of the fact that I have been blogging about accounting firm management almost every workday for over 7 years. I must admit, I do occasionally miss a day – it is very rare.

Yesterday was one of those days – but wait! I won’t make a habit of it and I have a good reason.

As you advise and mentor the people working inside your accounting firm, deadlines will definitely be missed. Here’s some advice you can give the people you supervise in case they miss a deadline:

  • Communicate to those involved .
  • Don’t try to hide it.
  • Explain the situation.
  • Plan better next time.
  • Don’t make it a habit.

As for me, another deadline came up. My monthly newsletter goes out tomorrow morning. I wanted to make it special for CPA firm citizens because they are nearing the end of a very busy time. Leaders will be re-engaging with various issues and challenges inside their firms. Unless, of course, you don’t have any issues and challenges inside your CPA firm.

I spent yesterday writing my April CPA Management newsletter. I even expanded it beyond it’s normal content. Then last night, it hit me…. I didn’t make a blog post yesterday!  At other times, I would have written one before midnight just to make the deadline. This time I didn’t. I’ll plan better next time.

I think I hit all the bullet-points, above.  If you aren’t on my newsletter list, you can sign-up here.

  • I work best after the deadline has passed, when I'm in a panic.
  • Tony Kushner

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Solutions For CPA Firm Management – July Newsletter

I hope you received your copy of my monthly newsletter for professionals managing accounting firms.

If you are working inside a CPA firm, no matter what your role, I think you will find it interesting.

If you are a CPA firm leader, please encourage your new hires to read my blog and sign-up for my newsletter. It will help them understand the challenges of managing an accounting practice.

Read this month’s issue here.

Sign-up here.

July articles:

Accountants Acknowledge The Most Common Management Mistake

Stop Being Late

Rita Keller’s CPA Firm Management Advisory Services

  • Catch someone doing something right.
  • Ken Blanchard

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Solutions For CPA Firm Leaders – April Newsletter

Did you receive your copy of my monthly newsletter in your inbox today?

If not, I hope you’ll visit my website to sign-up.  If you did, be sure to take just a few minutes – yes, at this busy time – to read it. I try very hard to keep it sort and to the point.

This month’s articles are:

Accounting Profession Rebels (You know who you are.)

Observations on Complacency (You also know who you are.)

Upcoming Speaking Events (Have you registered yet for one or more of them?)

While we are on the READING topic, I hope you will read my article in March/April issue of the Tennessee CPA Journal:

The Social Transformation: Women’s Initiatives in Accounting Firms

I’ll be speaking at the inaugural Tennessee Society Women’s Career Summit on May 8th in Brentwood, TN. I hope to see you there.


  • No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
  • Chinese Proverb