Until Partners and senior practice decision makers of accounting firms can master the art of re-invention, they face going the way of the fax machine. The struggle to stay relevant amid industry changes and evolving client demands is a pressing one. In this article, Andrew Robertson shares his top three strategies for ensuring Accountants stay relevant and continue to prosper over the next decade.
How to deliver Value Add Services – Webinar with Andrew Robertson and Steve Major – 1 September 2016
The REAL problem with Future-Proofing your Firm – Webinar with Andrew Robertson – 18 August 2016
In TA109 I discussed The REAL problem with Compliance Services. Today TA110 takes that discussion further with The REAL problem with Value Add Services. I’ll briefly cover some common, industry accepted problems before taking on what I think is the REAL problem that underlies and defines VAS implementation across Australia. It’s one that isn’t widely spoken about, and certainly doesn’t appear in current marketing messages or industry news.
Australian accounting businesses are exceptionally busy, most of the time. Despite ongoing warnings that compliance is dying, I think we are missing the anecdotal evidence suggesting it will disappear completely. The answer remains a focus on sustainable profitability.
It’s the time of year that everyone writes a budget. However, the Budget itself is often lacking a plan of action. Without preparing this plan, the budget is often doomed to failure. This week I’ll walk you through an exercise I call ‘Farming for Growth’, which is a powerful enabler of Budgets, and of implementing most plans of action. I also include a free download of my ‘Farming for Growth’ worksheet to help you track your growth.
Australian accountants are under mounting price pressure from industry suppliers and clients alike. This guide outlines the pressures, how to manage them and how to price for profitability and client value into the future.
Business Advisory work can be a hard sell to begin with, so the right strategy will make all the difference to your efforts and your results. This week I share two strategies that I used to prepare clients, my team and myself for selling and delivering VAS, including the outline for each offering, exactly why the strategy worked and how it affected the client and our firm.
Many Accountants have lost ground in the business advisory market, but I believe that we still hold an advantageous position in being able to provide this service to our clients, and profit from doing so.
A simple three phase process can help you implement value add services effectively while picking up additional client opportunities, engaging your key team members and increasing profitability. Plus, don’t miss the free Diagnostic Tool that will drive your success…
‘Busy season’ is even more hectic than usual and can leave firm Partners feeling depleted just trying to keep up with compliance deadlines. This doesn’t mean that your business advisory implementation should grind to a halt though. Partners who can continue to drive growth during busy season will be able to get further ahead than those who do not.