For accounting firm owners it’s cliché because it happens to be true…”Hiring will make you or break you!”
Recruiting and retaining accounting talent is one of the most challenging and impactful responsibilities for CPA practice owners, so you don’t want to miss this one. Mark Goldman is the founder of MGR Accounting Recruiters in San Antonio, Texas. He has over 20 years of accounting experience and has served on the board of directors for the Texas Society of CPAs, the San Antonio Chapter of TSCPA, and Institute of Management Accountants and the American Payroll Association. He is extremely knowledgeable in the area of hiring and recruiting for accountants.
Some important parts to highlight:
2:00 – Mark’s background and how he chose accounting.
5:45 – His advice for hiring a successor.
9:15 – Challenges of hiring for public accounting.
11:30 – How do firms attract good talent?
14:20 – What does the future job market for accountants in public accounting look like?
18:45 – Mark’s advice for an accountant starting their own firm.
21:00 – Book recommendation- The E-myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
22:53 – One last bit of advice.
(If you would prefer to watch this podcast recording, see it on YouTube.)
About Mark Goldman: Mark is the Founder & President of MGR Accounting Recruiters helping employers hire accounting personnel in the San Antonio, Texas area. He is the author of “49 Tips For A Successful Accounting Career” & “49 Tips For Working With A Headhunter” and the host of the podcast “Where Accountants Go.” Mark has over 20 years of accounting experience and has served on the Boards of Directors for the Texas Society of CPAs, the San Antonio Chapter of TSCPA, the Institute of Management Accountants and the American Payroll Association.
About Brannon Poe: Brannon is the founder of Poe Group Advisors and has been facilitating successful accounting practice transitions throughout the US and Canada since 2003. He is also the creator of Accounting Practice Academy™. Brannon is the author of the Accounting Practice Insights Blog and hosts the “Accountant’s Flight Plan” podcast with other top thought-leaders in the accounting profession. Brannon is an E&Y alumnus. He has worked with some of the most successful and seasoned CPAs in the industry and has been privy to the behind-the-scenes methods that these clients have used to build highly profitable practices along with capable and independent teams. Brannon has authored multiple books, including “Accountant’s Flight Plan – Best Practices for Today’s Firms” (published by both the AICPA and CPA Canada) and “On Your Own: How to Start Your Own CPA Firm,” Second Edition (published by the AICPA). Brannon is passionate about entrepreneurship and is the president of EO Charleston (Entrepreneur’s Organization).
P.S. The final Accounting Practice Academy™ workshop for 2020 launches on Monday, September 28th. The next workshop will launch in the spring of 2021. Find out what’s covered in each of the 8 weeks. Download the module descriptions today!