Efficiency woes

Most Accounting firms are on a quest for efficiency. They are focused on systems, process, people and equipment to get more efficient.How can we do the job more efficiently is the management mantra. Accountants have been pretty good at getting efficient over the years. But at what cost? If an Accountant ‘prices in arrears’ where…

Scheduling

It’s November and I have already ‘scheduled out’ 2015. I have added to my calendar all regular events: Gym Date nights Bike riding Blog writing Kids drop off School holidays Mancasions Rob & Nat Holidays Unavailable time Golf – practice & play Meetings – team, board, forum Conferences to attend etc Anything that is known or…

Motive for Action

There are many forces outside of your control that are affecting the profession. You can’t stop them so you might as well embrace them. There is no time stamp (like Y2K all those years ago) when you need to be ready for the changes. They’re just happening around you. You are only going to change…

Becoming the real time Accountant

The vast majority of Accountants I meet are offering ‘Redundant Data’ services. Clients don’t want services that are late. They want ‘Real Time’ services that are on time, relevant and pre-emptive. Where is the value offering advice that is late? Picture the scene. You are doing your clients annual Accounting and you spot some anomalies…

Finding time

I hear excuses all the time about ‘time’. ‘I didn’t have time to do it’ or ‘time got the better of me‘ or ‘I ran out of time‘ are some of the more common ones. Blah blah blah. What a crock! We’re all granted with the same 86,400 seconds in a day and 168 hours…