Link: CPA Growth Guides Blog

CPA Growth Guides website

CPA Growth Guides was founded in 2015 by Katie Tolin, an award-winning and nationally recognized accounting marketer with nearly 20 years of experience of professional service marketing with local, regional, super regional and national firms. Building upon her in-the-trenches experience, CPA Growth Guides helps firm leaders map out a Growth & Profitability Strategy (GPS), implement as needed and troubleshoot roadblocks, detours or delays encountered along the way.

CPA Growth Guides shows accounting firms how to achieve profitable growth. Whether you’re looking for a little guidance to point you in the right direction or for someone to walk the path with you, we focus on leading firms to growth and profitability.

Link: How to Value a CPA Firm for Sale

Journal of Accountancy
November 1, 2013

Published on November 1, 2013, this article provides guidance on valuing CPA firms and ownership interests in CPA firms.  The article was published by the Journal of Accountancy as part of their series on succession planning in the public accounting industry.

The authors identify four (4) factors that ultimately determine the multiple of billings used in figuring sales price, as follow:

  1. Cash Upfront, if any
  2. Retention Period (Length)
  3. Profitability (for the buyer based on deal structure), &
  4. Duration of the Payout Period

Link: Your Personal Brand Workbook

PricewaterhouseCoopers

PWC created a useful tool to help you define your personal brand.  The topic of “personal branding” is rampant in our business environment, but I didn’t know how to truly define mine until utilizing this tool.  It’s a great resource.