Accounting Influencers Roundtable


Managing Capacity – What Works For Accounting Firms

Rob Brown and co-founder of ProNation Carl Reader on strategies for managing capacity, resource and talent in accounting practices and accountancy firms.

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 25, “Managing Capacity – What Works For Accounting Firms” 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:

✩ how economic policies have so many knock-ons for business and talent shortages

✩ the primary drivers behind the great resignation and why that is now over

✩ why accounting firms need to be much smarter with their current staff to create stable capacity

✩ practical strategies that accountancy practices can implement to manage their current talent capacity

✩ the “Parable of the Lady and the Ham” and how it applies to many modern day accounting firms

✩ what technology can do to help accountants increase their capacity and enhance client experience

✩ what innovation in recruitment might look like for accounting firms to bring different kinds of people into their workforce

Check out this episode with Carl Reader “New Community for Accountants – ProNation Launches” here on YouTube: and as episode 25 of the Insights in Accounting podcast here:

Join ProNation “the Accounting Community You Wished You’d Found Sooner” – helping accountants and bookkeepers build a firm that works for them.


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Success in Accounting – MONDAYS. Our flagship main show features panels, live interviews and replays of our most popular shows.

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Influencers in Accounting – WEDNESDAYS. Deep dive 1-1 interviews with leaders, experts, influencers from around the world.

Best Practice in Accounting – THURSDAYS. Practice development, growth, management, consulting, examples, stories and practical here’s what works stuff for accountants, bookkeepers and the fintech/software people who serve them.

UK Matters in Accounting – FRIDAYS. A UK focused show featuring UK related topics, news items, events and interviews.

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