Episode 15 – Casting Your Characters (CPA Firm Employees) Correctly

By Charles Hall | Accounting and Auditing

Sep 23

Casting your characters (CPA Firm Employees) correctly is important.

Early in my career, I felt like a square peg in a round hole. Why?

The partners in that firm insisted that I do tax work, something I loathed. You see, I’m naturally an audit kind of guy. I know it’s strange, but I get into risk assessments, planning for and performing audit procedures. I enjoy compilations and reviews. But tax work–not my thing. 

While I love my friends who do tax work, I’m not shaped that way. 

Placing your employees in positions that fit them (they like the work) makes your firm more productive and your staff happier.

This short podcast simply asks, “are you placing your folks in their natural areas of strength?”

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About the Author

Charles Hall is a practicing CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner. For the last thirty years, he has primarily audited governments, nonprofits, and small businesses. He is the author of The Little Book of Local Government Fraud Prevention and Preparation of Financial Statements & Compilation Engagements. He frequently speaks at continuing education events. Charles is the quality control partner for McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co. where he provides daily audit and accounting assistance to over 65 CPAs. In addition, he consults with other CPA firms, assisting them with auditing and accounting issues.

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John Vazzana September 26, 2018

Thanks for the podcast and your other posts. always great info.. I wanted to leave this comment in particular to mention the podcast intro is awesome! JV

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Charles Hall September 26, 2018

John, thanks for your kind comments.

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