Episode 3

Potential Upside to the Accounting Great Resignation

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Episode 3. In today's interview, "Potential Upside to the Accounting Great Resignation."

Key takeaways from this episode include:

☛ why the talent crunch could be a blessing in disguise for the accounting profession

☛ whether the 'great resignation' in accountancy is actually a fact or a myth

☛ the number one thing that stops accountants and practices from being more proactive with their clients

☛ what accounting practices can do to make the work more meaningful for their staff

☛ the need to challenge a SALY mentality in accountancy - same as last year

☛ what holding clients accountable does for accounting professionals and their engagement in the work

☛ what firing the lower end clients does for accounting portfolios and why it's so difficult to do in practice

☛ shout out to Susan Bryant (previous interviews) on clients making their accountants better and accountants doing the same for clients

☛ the need to leverage technology faster and better in accounting firms (using what you've got) for greater efficiencies

Action - holding onto and attracting good staff is 'doable' if accounting firm leaders do the right things, set the right culture and put a positive spin on the great resignation.

Mentioned in the show:

Accountants - Make Good Clients Great: Susan Bryant



How Clients Can Educate Accountants: Susan Bryant



Original source: https://www.accountingtoday.com/list/is-there-a-silver-lining-to-the-great-resignation-for-auditors


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Rob Brown

Rob Brown chairs events, panels and networking events globally for the accounting and fintech profession. He is Rob is co-founder of the Accounting Influencers Roundtable (AIR) which runs international virtual speed networking events for the accounting community. To participate, go to https://accountinginfluencers.com/events and book your place at the next gathering. Great to build your personal brand and make valuable industry connections.

Aside from interviewing thousands of accounting experts and influencers, Rob helps accounting firms attract talent through compelling employee advocacy and branding techniques. He is author of the bestselling book Build Your Reputation (Wiley) and his TEDx talk ‘The Personal Brand of You’ has been viewed 400,000 times on YouTube. He is a stroke survivor, has epilepsy, is a committed Christian and has a black belt in kickboxing. He is based in Nottingham UK, home of Robin Hood, plays chess and backgammon, loves orange chocolate and is allergic to grapefruit.
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Martin Bissett

Martin is the founder of the Bissett Group of companies that provide practice and personal growth communities, content, and continuing education exclusively to the accounting and bookkeeping professions worldwide. Previously he established a high six-figure consulting firm while serving as a keynote speaker with over 100 one-off and repeat engagements to his name, as well as becoming the most published author on his topics of specialism with 11 books including 1 bestseller.

Since 1998, Martin Bissett has played a major part in working with over 1800 accounting firms in over 40 countries. These projects have led to those firms acquiring over £500m of recurring fees before inflationary increases, referrals and upselling are factored in. He stopped keeping track of this number over 5 years ago. Martin now advises a range of accounting practitioners and fintech companies at board level.