We originally published this post a couple of years ago. With the hiring and staffing challenges currently facing our profession, we thought this would be a useful post to republish.
Team first, Clients second.
Even without a start in public accounting, (or perhaps because of that) Rich Stang built a powerhouse of a firm by focusing heavily on one thing – Hiring for culture.
In this podcast he dives into how his team is the source of that growth and success. The art of hiring well takes finesse and several counter-intuitive perspectives, some of which Rich explores in today’s episode.
Hear how Rich handles his hiring process, how he selects interns, and how fundamental company culture is to a profitable practice.
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2:15 – How I got started as a CPA without any public accounting experience.
4:45 – Does your public and industry experience serve your consulting?
6:00 – Greatest challenge/opportunity – Key to Growth.
9:00 – How do you choose and build up interns?
10:00 – Hire for culture first, then focus on skills.
13:00 – How do you reinforce company culture/pass it onto your team?
21:18 – Internal Succession Plan.
25:28 – Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset.
34:50 – Advice to Rich’s younger self.
About Rich: Rich Stang is a founding partner of DeLeon & Stang. His specialties include corporate and individual tax issues and planning, estate, investment management and insurance advisory services for businesses and individuals.
Rich’s previous experience with several large not-for-profit trade associations in various financial positions has given him valuable insight into helping his clients with their issues.
About Brannon: Click here to see Brannon’s Bio.
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