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Good vs Great Leadership in Today’s Accounting Firms

Terry Snyder shares leadership strategies for accounting firms and what separates the good accountancy leaders and partners from the great ones.

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Good vs Great Leadership in Today’s Accounting Firms with former Allinial CEO Terry Snyder

In this episode of the Accounting Influencers Podcast, host Rob Brown welcomes Terry Snyder, a seasoned expert in accounting firm growth. Terry emphasizes the significance of cultivating a growth mindset in accounting and shares practical strategies for expanding your accounting firm. He delves into branding and provides tips on creating a strong brand, including defining your unique value proposition, identifying your ideal client, and creating a consistent visual and verbal identity.

Moreover, Terry sheds light on the future of accounting and how firms can brace themselves for the technological changes ahead. He predicts that automation and AI will continue to play a significant role in the industry. He also highlights the importance of maintaining a personal touch and building strong relationships with clients. Tune in to the Accounting Influencers Podcast to learn more and to get valuable insights and tips from the industry’s top influencers.

Terry Snyder, a growth, strategy, and culture consultant, formerly served as the Head of Allinial Global, one of the largest accounting alliances in the world. He currently advises BOKS International, large accounting firms, and software vendors on their growth strategies. He started his career in 1970 – interning with (Deloitte) Haskins & Sells before joining Arthur Andersen. In 2006, he stepped out of the profession and became the president of a bank for 2 years before joining Allinial Global as the CEO and President. He spent 12 years with AG, overseeing growth from from $600 million (NA focused) to over $4.3 billion (globally focused). Now retired, Terry lives living in Charlotte North Carolina and consulting with BOKS International on growth and strategy as well as individual firms. 

Key Takeaways

➤ Having a growth mindset is essential for accounting firms to thrive, and it’s crucial to be open to new ideas and seek out opportunities to learn and improve constantly.

➤ Developing a strong brand is a key strategy for accounting firm growth, and a strong brand is more than just a logo or tagline. It’s about creating a clear and compelling message that resonates with your target audience.

➤ To build a strong brand, it’s important to define your unique value proposition, identify your ideal client, and create a consistent visual and verbal identity.

➤ Automation and artificial intelligence will continue to play a growing role in the accounting industry, but maintaining a personal touch and building relationships with clients is still essential.

➤ To stay ahead of the curve in the accounting industry, it’s important to invest in technology, develop new skills, and embrace change.


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