Entries by Mark Lee

Timesheets and value pricing professional services

Taxation2 is a bi-weekly careers magazine aimed at those professionals working in a tax environment.  The lead article in the current issue concerns timesheets and the importance of these in the tax departments of most professional firms.  The article contains various practical tips. I have copied below the penultimate paragraphs and added some clarification in […]

What happens when the 'rainmakers' retire?

Most accountancy firms have at least one ‘rainmaker’ who combines all of the ‘finding’ skills I have addressed in other blogs. Wouldn’t it be great if the rainmaker could act as a mentor of younger ambitious accountants in the firm? In practice this doesn’t happen very often. On the contrary it seems that very few […]

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Great questions (part one)

Many ambitious professionals welcome the opportunity to expand their thinking and to benefit from identifying new ideas all by themselves.  You will also find that you can STAND OUT from your peers in a positive way by reflecting on key questions and then answering them honestly. Here are some great questions I’ve benefited from in […]