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VALUABLE ARTICLES FOR CPA FIRM SELLERS
Reasons to Avoid an Earnout When Selling Your Accounting Practice
Earnouts are popular deal structures used by buyers and sellers of CPA firms, but they have drawbacks. In an earnout, a buyer pays for a practice using the earnings that are experienced from that practice.
Timing Your Exit – CPA Firm Succession Planning
When CPA firm owners first begin to think about succession planning, the most important decision they need to make is when to bow out. Do you know how to time your exit well?
Getting an Accounting Firm Ready for a Sale
Your accounting firm is probably one of your largest assets, and a little planning can help you make the most of it. Do the obvious things when getting an accounting firm ready for a sale. They do in fact make a difference.
Accounting Practice Sales-Price and Terms Comparison
Price and terms are an unbreakable pair. You cannot discuss one without the other. That said, it is extremely tempting to put more weight on the price. A lot of accounting practice owners we speak with underestimate the difference terms do make in the sale.
Podcast – Selling a CPA Practice – A Conversation with Jim Alkire About His Exit Experience
Learn from a previous PGA seller about what it was like to successfully go through the Seamless Succession™ process. (24 min. podcast)
What Would Happen if You Started Working Less?
Owner hours directly impact the value of a practice: if all things are equal, buyers prefer to buy an accounting practice with fewer owner hours. Current owners should embrace this trend for several reasons.
Why Successful Accounting Practices Sell for Cash
In the overwhelming majority of cases, owners of profitable accounting practices can get all cash or all cash equivalent terms at closing-with absolutely no contingencies after closing. We discuss why fixed-price deals help to create superior transition results post-close.
5 Important Concepts for Successful Accounting Practice Transitions
Accounting Practice Transitions can be extremely successful when handled with reasonable care and common sense. That said, some of the basics can be elusive in practice.
Accounting Practice Sale – Internal vs. External
Accounting practice sales are different for small firms so succession planning for small firms should be different too. The fewer partners and employees a firm has, the more difficult an internal succession is likely to be.
How Value Pricing Impacts the Salability of Your Accounting Practice.
How does having value-based pricing impact the salability of your firm?
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