Accounting Influencers Roundtable


How Accountants Can Be More Productive by Working Less

Rob Brown and Carl Reader discuss the 5 kinds of work accountants CPAs do & the need to reduce emails and meetings to increase innovation and ideation.

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.

In today’s episode 20, “How Accountants Can Be More Productive by Working Less” with special guest Carl Reader, founder of d&t accountants and bestselling author of BOSS IT.

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Key takeaways from this episode include:

✶ one of the core problems that limits all people in all jobs, especially accounting and fintech

✶ why working harder is not necessarily better for accountancy professionals

✶ the other important aspects of being a working professional aside from the billable hours

✶ the five different kinds of work that accountants engage in, and which take up the most time

✶ the importance of ideation, innovation and inspiration for technically smart professionals and entrepreneurs

✶ why a $1000 moment is better than a $200 hour for any business professional

✶ what more time spent on ideation can do for accounting practices in driving growth and innovation

✶ the problems in productivity caused by slavery to your email inbox and instant messages

✶ how to avoid falling into the pandemic culture of longer virtual meetings

✶ how accountants can engage in more creative ideation for problem solving and being more productive

✶ Book recommendation – “Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork” by Dan Sullivan & Benjamin Hardy

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