Teaching Firm Economics: Moving Towards Greater Transparency

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM ET / 01:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): William R. Pirolli, CPA/CFF/PFS, CGMA, Partner, DiSanto Priest & Co., CPA’s
Objective: This session will address how to share critical information with rising stars who are demanding greater transparency about the Firm
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Course Description
This session will address how to share critical information with rising stars who are demanding greater transparency about the Firm. Leadership development begins with transparency. This session will discuss the firm structure, the path to leadership and how this is interwoven with firm economics. From key profit drivers to revenue, expenses and metrics to benchmarking to billing and collections to client/engagement management, this session will explain how a better understanding of the firm’s economics will translate to greater transparency.

Presenter Bio(s)
Bill Pirolli is a partner in the multi-disciplinary accounting and financial services organization, The Bentley Group. Comprised of DiSanto Priest & Co., CPA’s and affiliates Bentley Wealth Management, Bentley Consulting Group, and the Bentley Foundation. The Bentley Group provides leading edge accounting, business advisory, technology, financial planning and wealth management services to a diverse client group. Mr. Pirolli is the former director of Firm Administration for DiSanto Priest & Co. CPA’s. Bill maintains an active client base and focuses his efforts in the area of Trusted Advisor Services such as estate and succession planning, strategic business planning, financing, litigation support as well as traditional tax, accounting and advisory services. Bill has a long history of civic, community and professional volunteer activities. He has served on the AICPA MAP Committee, the AICPA Small Firm Advocacy Committee, AICPA Council, the AICPA Nominating committee, the AICPA Relations with the Bar Association Committee, is Past Chair of the Practitioners Planning Committee of the Practitioners/Tech conference and is Past Chair of The AICPA/PCPS Executive Committee, serving that committee for nine years. Bill is also past president of the Rhode Island Society of CPA’s, having served on numerous committees over his 20 years of volunteer service and is past president of the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. He is appointed to the Board of Directors of the AICPA with a term beginning in October 2015 through May 2019. Bill is a frequent local and national speaker on issues related to the future of the accounting profession and firm practice management. He also provides strategic planning services to accounting and law firms, private businesses and non-profit organizations.

$25.00 for CPAFMA Members / $40.00 for Non-Members / Free for PAFMs

Delivery System

  • All programs will be delivered using Zoom. Participants must call the toll-free conference phone number to access the audio portion of the presentation. Participants’ phone lines are automatically muted upon connection to the call.
  • All participants should have Internet access and be in a private setting. For more than one participant per participant location, a quiet conference room with a large monitor/screen and speaker phone is suggested.
  • There will be assistance available to assist with procedural, downloading or connection issues 5 minutes prior to the start of the presentation.