In preparing for my 2016 blogging calendar, I sent a survey to my subscribers.
The last survey question was opened-ended: What one thing keeps you awake at night? Here are a few responses:
The survey revealed the following top concerns:
The top concerns include:
It’s interesting to me that a top concern is getting work done and picking up new clients — are we saying, “We can’t get everything done, but we want more”?
The survey respondents said they answer difficult questions in the following ways:
Survey says: CPAs often perform their own research using published sources (45%) and others call an outside CPA (24%).
These CPAs said the top thing they would change is getting work done efficiently — interestingly, this ranked higher than making more money (almost twice as high).
First, let me thank those of you who participated in the survey (which I sent to all my subscribers with an email).
You can still participate in the survey here.
Your participation will enable me to provide more relevant content to you during 2016. Thanks and happy new year.
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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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