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8 Steps to Follow When Making Job Offers to Accountants

Current global events have resulted in most employers of accountants and bookkeepers suddenly finding those ‘hard to fill’ roles have more qualified and suitable people applying to work with them than they can remember in recent times....

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FREE DOWNLOAD: SEO GUIDE FOR ACCOUNTANTS

Accounting is one of the world's most competitive sectors. With so many firms competing for the same prospective clients, you need a way to stand out and make your business grow. 

When clients search for the best accounting firm, they will...

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Paralysis by Analysis

Often you will manage someone who may be described as a "perfectionist".
 
This is often a problem accountants suffer from due to the nature of their work.
 
However one needs to consider "materiality" between "perfection for a reason" and...

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Sales tasks vs Production tasks

In the spirit of helping you manage your clients' expectations instead of them controlling you, I want to share with you the principle of “Sales tasks” vs “Production tasks”.
 
“Sales Tasks” are likened to...

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How to Manage Client Complaints Using Pareto's 80/20 Theory

Pareto, an Italian Philosopher, said that everything falls into the realm of 80/20 and one can apply this theory to everything we do in life and use it to improve our businesses and our relationships.
 
Example:


20% of your clients generate 80%...

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Writing Position Descriptions & Person Specs for Accountants & Bookkeepers

Hands Up - who likes writing Job/Position Descriptions or Person Specs?  What; none of you? 

 

No surprises there, but it’s a task that is unfortunately as essential as it is dull.  After all, if you don’t know what...

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What To Look For In An Ideal Candidate

When recruiting the right staff, I pay very little attention to degrees and certificates as I have seen candidates pass degrees and MBA’s and all the qualifications in the world but have no common sense and could not do the job. I also have...

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The Three Pillars of Growth

In 2007, 2008, and 2013, BRW nominated Chan & Naylor is Australia’s fastest-growing accounting practice. In 2013 alone Chan % Naylor grew by 42.8% to $18.6m revenue. 

 

How was Chan & Naylor able to grow so fast, more than...

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A Champion Team Vs A Team Of Champions

 

A team working together with a great leader will always outperform a team of individual stars.

Are you the Sheepdog or the Wolf?

Be the sheepdog, not the wolf. The sheepdog is the protector of the flock. The sheepdog protects others that...

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The Dire Consequences of Hiring the Wrong Accountant or Bookkeeper

As restrictions in movements and meetings are slowly relaxed, we have seen a pleasing spike in recruitment activity among employers of accountants and bookkeepers in the past fortnight.

Employers are unsurprisingly also reporting an increase in...

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