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March 2016 Article Archives

O Say Can You See?

O Say Can You See?

Published March 2, 2016

“Clearly, those involved in the accounting profession would have to agree that the most difficult job in a CPA firm is that of the Firm Administrator,” says Rich Stang, Managing Partner at DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors, in Gaithersburg, MD.  Depending on the size of the firm, the firm administrator may handle human resources (new employee orientation, payroll, benefits, staff evaluations, etc.), network technology, ...

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Taking Your Firm from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Taking Your Firm from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Published March 2, 2016

Strategies to Make an Immediate Impact The profession is constantly facing significant change. Foremost in the process is a shift to focus energy and resources on the dreams, goals and desires of Generation X and Millennial team members and clients. Firms who recognize this shift and begin driving cultural change stand the best chance of remaining relevant, competitive and sustainable. As an HR professional, your job is to elevate your ...

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Just Read It!

Just Read It!

Published March 2, 2016

When I need a little boost, I look to a journal I keep in Evernote.  In that journal I keep a list of success quotes that I come across from time to time.  One of those that keeps coming back to me from our own Rita Keller is very simple……”Read!” The application of the statement sounds easy, we have to do it a majority of our time in the office.  Have to are the key words there….when it is ...

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Meet Jeanie Price, Partner and Director of Administration at DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors

Meet Jeanie Price, Partner and Director of Administration at DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors

Published March 2, 2016

Jeanie PricePartner and Director of AdministrationDeLeon & Stang, CPAs & AdvisorsWhat has been your involvement with CPAFMA?I have served as the Washington DC Chapter Co-President (many times over the years) as well as the Director of Professional Awareness on the National Board.  Where are you from?My hometown is Mount Airy, Maryland How did you get into accounting/firm administration?I started out as the only administrative ...

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Keys to Successful M&A from an Operations Standpoint

Keys to Successful M&A from an Operations Standpoint

Published March 2, 2016

William Vaughan Company was founded by William Vaughan in 1959 and we have since evolved into one of the largest locally owned CPA firms in Northwestern Ohio. I joined the firm in 2002 as firm administrator, and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2009. Currently we have seven partners and approximately 60 employees. In July of this year, we acquired a firm in Napoleon, OH and retained that office location. This is our first time creating ...

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