Like many other professions, accounting is experiencing a talent shortage. Fewer university students are pursuing accounting degrees, fewer accountants are pursuing CPA licensure and more experienced professionals are leaving the job market or changing careers. This means we are all pulling from a shrinking pool of professionals who now have…Read More
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a full-time staff of stellar project managers, technical experts, writers, strategists and PR pros? The reality is your marketing budget likely only stretches so far — and you might even be a marketing team of one. So how do you tackle everything on your…Read More
Breaking Down and Breaking Through: Bringing Clients into the Story Our job as marketers is to tell a story. While there aren’t many accounting stories that begin with “Once upon a time…” that doesn’t make them any less exciting or impactful. That is, until the technical jargon enters the scene.…Read More
Marketers have a lot on their plate: campaigns, eblasts, social media, websites, and more. These are all pivotal duties for our firms, but unfortunately some of the less-tangible aspects of our jobs fall to wayside for the more tangible tasks. Company culture is often hard to define. Some might even…Read More
Today’s Labor Market Today’s labor environment is extremely fluid, and not in a good way. The U.S. has experienced record high resignations; in fact, resignations hit an all-time high in November 2021 with more than 4.5 million employees quitting their jobs – and most without a fallback plan. To exacerbate…Read More
As marketers, we handcraft our messages. We need to know our audience, their pain points, their goals, and what is important to them. But when it comes to communication within our own firms, it’s easy to forget that our colleagues are their own audience. We’re usually working too fast or…Read More
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has become a pressing topic for many accounting firms. From developing a mission statement to training your employees to altering your communications, DEI strategies are endless. And they are equally important across your firm. So how do you get started? How do you change your…Read More
What is the level of interaction between HR and marketing at your firm? Does it feel siloed with no overlap? Is it hard for you to determine where partnerships may benefit both departments? In our recent AAM High Webinar, we heard from Stephanie Gandsey, Marketing Director at DHJJ; Laura Norek,…Read More
When designing a website, there are many things marketers have to consider: the layout, all necessary pages, easy contact options, etc. One of these important items is how easy it is for a potential client to find their way to the information they’re seeking. But have you ever stopped to…Read More
If you’re reading this, you’re almost certainly aware of the acute talent shortage that is facing the accounting profession today. The problem is at least simple to define: firms are competing for an increasingly smaller pool of qualified candidates. 2019, the most recent year AICPA reported on the matter, saw…Read More
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Compensation Changes in Accounting Firms – Intersection of HR & Marketing with Andrea Sardon, PBMares
with Andrea Sardone from PBMares
Join host Mike Jones with Andrea Sardone from PBMares as they discuss the changes in compensation within the intersection of marketing and accounting in accounting firms.