Keen to recruit your first tax partner? 8 key questions

By |2010-12-22T12:03:57+00:00December 22nd, 2010|Tax related|

One of the most common questions I'm asked, often by recruiters, is if I know a prospective new tax partner for a smaller or mid-size practice. Sadly I can rarely help directly - especially if, as is usually the case, the firm would like their new recruit to have a following (ie clients and fees).

4 tips for job hunters

By |2010-12-20T10:51:32+00:00December 20th, 2010|Career development|

1 - Register on LinkedIn and complete your profile so that you are attractive to prospective recruiters and anyone looking there for someone like you. Here's a link to a short series of blogs I wrote recently on the value of LinkedIn. Once registered you can then use LinkedIn to connect with past colleagues and

4 accountants respond to a prospect’s initial enquiry

By |2018-07-08T15:05:21+00:00December 8th, 2010|Accountants, Marketing and promotion, Reputation, Starting out|

On one of the business networks I follow a member recently asked for a recommendation to a down-to-earth, friendly, non-judgemental, accountant.  He explained his requirements in a little more detail - but not much, although he did state: "To be ABSOLUTELY clear, I am NOT looking for someone who has intentions of turning me

Accountants ‘just do the accounts and tax returns’

By |2010-12-01T10:07:23+00:00December 1st, 2010|Uncategorized|

Today I quote selectively from the blog of one of the members of my Tax Advice Network, Jon Stow. I've added a few words of commentary of my own. Most business owners will tell you what they think their accountants do: they prepare the accounts and do the tax return. They probably think of this