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A Great Way to Solve Accounting Partner Politics

The Best Practice in Accounting Podcast shares a case study of one accountancy practice brilliantly handled a partner disagreement and office politics.

This is the Accounting Answers Podcast, hosted by Rob Brown. Formerly known as the Best Practice in Accounting Podcast, this show asks and answers critical questions of the experts, leaders and influencers who shape the decision-making of accountants, CPAs and finance professionals.

Episode 33. In today’s episode, “A Great Way to Solve Accounting Partner Politics.”

Key takeaways from this episode include:

❊ what happens when partners disagree on significant issues in an accounting firm

❊ the problems and upsides presented by ‘go-ahead’ partners in a traditional accounting practice

❊ a thoughtful way to settle the compliance vz advisory argument in an accountancy firm

❊ the wisdom of setting up separate companies within accounting firms around different service lines

❊ the importance of a win-win solution when accounting firm disagreements happen at the partner level

Action – when disagreements occur at higher levels in an accounting firm or office politics threaten to disrupt harmony, be creative in looking for win-win outcomes.

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