how bullish are you this tax season?

tax pros see gains in clients, revenue, and profits.

rosy scenario:75% forecast increases in revenue per client. more work, or higher fees, or both?

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if the early results of the 2023 卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间 busy season barometer are any indication, tax practitioners can look forward to a lucrative year.

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over 46 percent of respondents expect a five to ten percent expansion of clientele, and another 13 percent say theirs will swell by more than ten percent.

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accountants’ top problems for tax season 2023

as tax season gets underway, a lot to worry about.

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if you’re not worried as we plow into the busy season, you aren’t paying attention.

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on the front lines:langworthy, expanding with 200 new clients.

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and if you are concerned, you’re not alone.

  • in van nuys, calif., steve glick came up with a new concern: “now the software companies—turbotax, intuit, etc.—are competing against their customers by preparing tax returns.”
  • gretl siler, at succentrix business advisors, in panama city, fla., has the problem everyone wishes they had, plus the one everyone wishes they didn’t. she says, “note that i am not having any problem with increasing prices or with competitors. the problem is too many new clients and staffing… plus the irs is still terrible.”
  • to be sure, there’s bob langworthy, the founder of southern maine’s management accounting. he couldn’t name a single concern. “none!” he says. “we served 1,000 clients last year and already have more than 200 committed new clients this season.”

for 2023, the卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间 busy season barometerexpanded the list of possible concerns, 24 in all, plus an “other” option. it’s our longest list ever, and accountants checked off each and every possible worry.

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facing busy season ’23: 99% of accountants suffer burnout

webinar set to help yourself and your team.

by 卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间
via the center for transformation

finding qualified talent has long plagued the accounting profession. however, with covid-19 and remote work, the past three years have ushered in a new age of attrition and burnout.

the value of personal resilience: what accountants need to know

tuesday, jan. 17, 2023, 12 pm et.

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a july 2022 article in accountancy age explored a survey that showed 99% of accountants suffer from burnout, with 24% reporting medium-high to high levels of burnout. further, that burnout is generally listed as why many cpas leave public accounting.

the survey, conducted by floqast, a provider of accounting workflow automation software, and the university of georgia, used the maslach burnout inventory (mbi)—the leading measure of burnout and validated by more than 35 years of research—in an accounting setting for the first time. using a 100-point scale, the survey covered three major areas of burnout: emotional exhaustion (ee), depersonalization (dp), and low sense of personal accomplishment (pa).

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the 12 big questions for 2023

accounting leaders say these are the issues firms must face.

by 卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间 research

as gale crosley of crosley+consulting notes inthe 2022 rosenberg survey, we are in the midst of “an unusual year of high uncertainty, unpredictability and sapped energy among our profession’s leaders.”

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yes, indeed. the profession, once characterized as staid and stable, has been hit by a confluence of what crosley calls “four major thunderbolts,” to wit:

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outlook 2023: the biggest change in accounting? personnel

four ways to address the talent shortage.

by 卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间 research
the rosenberg map survey: national study of cpa firm statistics

the accounting industry has just begun to make its most radical change.

  • it isn’t the tech.
  • it isn’t the shift to advisory services.
  • it isn’t the remote offices.
  • it isn’t the mergers and acquisitions.

it’s all those things, plus what they all add up to: personnel.

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the industry has been suffering a shortage of professionals for many years now. decades. everybody talks about it, but nobody is doing much about it … until now. and, according to charles hylan’s foreword to the 2022 rosenberg survey, the solution is a combination of several significant changes.

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accounting staffs grow 4%; pay rates surge 8%

weaker signs in tax and payroll.

by 卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间 research

it’s not a bad time to be an accountant.

the accounting sector is charting stable, predictable expansion in an uncertain economic environment, with some signs of weakness in tax prep and at payroll agencies, according to a new 卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间 study.

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we report here on the accounting profession as a whole as well as:

  • cpa firms
  • tax preparation services
  • payroll services
  • bookkeeping
  • women

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who wants to be partner? not enough

anybody? anybody? bueller? please?

by 卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间 research

as if the general and long-term shortage of accountants isn’t bad enough, now we’re seeing a widespread reluctance to take the final step in an accounting career, the step into partnership.

more:outlook 2023: compensation gets creative|what new leaders want in ownership|getting partners to accept a new pricing philosophy|survey results: partners rejoice on surging fee growth|headcounts grow 5%; pay rates surge at 7% pace|fourteen rules for lateral partner hires

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this is serious. according to the 2022 rosenberg survey, a quarter of all partners are over the age of 60 and either near or past many mandatory retirement ages. many have sold their equity yet continue to work just to help their own firms grapple with personnel shortages.

but nobody works forever.

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the 12 big questions for 2023

the questions aren’t new, but the answers should direct your strategy.

by 卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间 research
the rosenberg map survey: national study of cpa firm statistics

as gale crosley, of crosley+consulting, notes in the 2022 rosenberg survey, we are in the midst of “an unusual year of high uncertainty, unpredictability and sapped energy among our profession’s leaders.”

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gale crosley
crosley

the profession, once characterized as staid and stable, has been hit by a confluence of what crosley calls “major thunderbolts,” to wit:

  • disruptive technologies
  • shifting economic conditions
  • non-traditional competition
  • fast-moving regulation
  • extensive talent constraints
  • work-from-anywhere options
  • unexpected market demand
  • private equities investing in firms
  • baby boomer retirements

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outlook 2023: compensation gets creative

accounting will be an attractive career choice again.

by carl george
the rosenberg map survey: national study of cpa firm statistics

there has and will continue to be a significant number of private equity transactions. as with any major shift of ownership in the past, there will be some fallout – partners, staff, niches, clients, etc.

more:outlook 2023: the office is over|2023 outlook: private equity comes for accounting firms
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that is natural as what we will witness is the creation of new firms and opportunities for those who choose to depart. just look at the new firms that have started in the last five years – that is one way the profession stays young, fresh and entrepreneurial – new players practicing in different ways.
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survey results: cpa partners rejoice on surging fee growth

even covid couldn’t quiet the cash.

by 卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间 research
the rosenberg map survey: national study of cpa firm statistics

how to explain that giddy feeling in the bellies of accounting firm partners? it’s a plentitude of moolah.

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revenue growth has been pretty decent for the last ten years. even when it was down, it was up, that is, well above inflation. but the most recent results fro the new rosenberg national map survey show thrilling leaps for firms of all sizes.

some of the apparent growth, however, is relative to a dip in the previous year.

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headcounts grow 5%; pay rates surge at 7% pace

the only down spots? tax prep and payroll.

by beth bellor
卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间 research

we like to see a month or two of increases when we’re talking about jobs, but how about six or seven? that’s the rosy picture seen across several sectors in accounting, according to the latest available data.

more:cpa staff wages hit new high and keep climbing|firms battle staff shortages with pay hikes|tax & accounting firms beef up wages and headcounts|employee counts, earnings rise
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oh, you’re an employee looking at potential earnings? they just hit new highs at cpa firms and for staff overall.

we report here on the accounting profession as a whole as well as:

  • cpa firms
  • tax preparation services
  • payroll services
  • bookkeeping
  • women

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survey: are you using too many monitors? or not enough?

half of firms use two. some use more. a surprising number use just one.

the accounting firm operations and technology survey

what’s the easiest way to see multiple projects at once?

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multiple monitors, of course.

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survey: are you still using a dell pc?

signs of a decline.

the accounting firm operations and technology survey

no matter how large tablets get, sometimes there’s nothing else like a desktop for displaying columns and columns of data. when that time comes, 49 percent of accounting firm operations and technology survey users turned to dell. hp was second at 16.8 percent, where it has remained solidly for three years now.

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