More Preparation Needed for Accounting’s Perfect Storm

Do Not Let Habitual Complacency Reduce Your Readiness By William F. O’Brien, MBA, CPA Executive Education, Inc. According to Wikipedia, a perfect storm is a rare combination of circumstances that drastically aggravates a situation.  While the storm’s intensity has somewhat abated, the accounting profession still is facing a storm which could significantly alter many company’s … Continue reading

Aging Population Translates to Practice Development

The needs of aging baby boomers represent big opportunities for CPAs. There are 10,000 boomers hitting retirement age each day, and they need help in a lot of areas, which translates to practice development opportunities. Over 13% of the U.S. population will be 65 by 2020, and more than 16% will be over 65. By … Continue reading

4 Key Traits that Will Propel Your Career

We are fortunate to work with a lot of CPA firms. As a result, we hear day in and day out about the many challenges they face. The number one challenge right now for most firms is succession planning. If I had a nickel for every time I heard a firm ask about getting the … Continue reading

How to Write an Irresistible Job Description

Competition for talent today is tough. If you have an open job position, you don’t just need a great job description, you need an irresistible one. Your job description is ultimately a sales piece that can make or break the viewers willingness to apply to your position. Here is how to make your job description … Continue reading

The Art of Balancing a Heavy Workload

Workload shifts and moves many different directions throughout a year. How do you handle those ups and downs that could be the differentiator between establishing yourself to go to the next level and drowning in your own to-dos? It you can start to envision the balance between you and your work, it may allow you … Continue reading

Remote Working: 4 Keys to Success

By Arianna Campbell, Boomer Consulting Almost two years ago when I found out that my family was relocating because of my husband’s job, I was extremely disappointed at the thought of leaving the Boomer Consulting team. I was thrilled when I was offered the opportunity to continue my current position from my new location. This … Continue reading

What’s the Difference Between a “Certified Public Accountant” and a “Public Accountant?”

Anyone can be an accountant—certified or public—but the qualifications, education, and scope of work is drastically different between the two. Public accountants If someone is good with numbers, can run QuickBooks or other bookkeeping software, or enjoys accounting in general, they can be an accountant. Public accountants, or people who work in the “accounting department” … Continue reading

5 Traits to Being a Valuable Employee

There are many traits that employers are looking for to recruit and retain the most valuable employees.  We could talk for hours about these traits and how people can improve those traits in their own lives, however, due to time constraints I’ve decided to talk about the top five traits that Boomer Consulting, Inc. feels … Continue reading

The New Firm Leader

By Sandra Wiley The future leaders in our profession are sending us a message about how leadership is changing, the question is, are we listening?  They are saying “We don’t know everything and we don’t have to.  What we have to do is develop our unique talents and let others develop theirs while blending them … Continue reading

Innovation – How Great Firms Excel

By Gary Boomer Accounting firms generally are not who you think of when you mention “innovation”,  yet many firms excel at innovation and there is a pattern to their success. Innovation is directly linked to growth and not an epiphany like many think; but rather a process that combines hindsight, vision and insight.   The accounting … Continue reading