22 Questions You Can’t Put Off for After Busy Season

March 2014

As of March 17, one busy season deadline has passed.  But I’m not hearing a big sigh of relief just yet.  For many CPAs, the real crunch is just beginning.

Despite the frenzy of the season - or maybe because of it - a lot of CPAs are asking themselves some serious questions - questions about their work and their families, their careers and their firms, their clients and their futures together. Busy season is not just about taxes, accounting and audits. It’s not just about meeting with clients and pushing out work. No, it’s also a time when CPAs are making a lot of very personal, very important, decisions. 

It’s a time when, more than ever, successful firms and fast-track professionals are considering and creating options for themselves because they’re asking some tough questions today. Here are 22 questions I’ve been hearing most often.

CPA firm leaders may be wondering:

Line partners and future partners are probably asking:

Partners and professional staff might be thinking about some of the same things, like:

This is New York, a very competitive landscape. Many firms and people will be considering their options and I can safely say there is some pent-up demand. Firms have taken the gloves off on lateral hiring. Talented professionals are coming quickly to understand their options. The best and best-prepared will move as fast as they can when busy season ends. They’ll be ready. Will you?

Robert Fligel

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