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Solving Talent Problems in Accounting: Jason Staats

Jason Staats shares valuable insights on growing an accounting firm, defining a niche, and building a vision to differentiate.

Jason Staats shares valuable insights on growing an accounting firm, defining a niche, and building a vision to differentiate.

Through expert interviews and high-level panels, Talent in Accounting explores talent, culture, recruitment, leadership, mental well-being, and more with expert interviews and high-level discussions.

Solving Talent Problems in Accounting: Jason Staats

In this episode of the Accounting Influencers podcast, host Rob Brown interviews Jason Staats, an accomplished entrepreneur and CPA, to provide insights on how to grow an accounting firm. Jason shares his experience and expertise in building a $5M accounting firm, as well as in producing content and providing thought leadership on sustainable accounting firms, AI adoption, and software partnerships.

He emphasizes the importance of being able to say “no” and capitalizing on the coolest “yeses” to engage, as well as defining the type of clients and employees the firm is best for. Jason also highlights the need for a compelling vision to differentiate the firm and build a team around the right abilities. He emphasizes that it’s essential to ensure that the support structure for the team is built to prioritize emotional health and mindfulness.

Lastly, Jason shares his insights on the calculation for individuals just entering the accounting profession and the need to find the right place that aligns with their abilities and way of working best. Overall, the episode provides valuable advice for accountants looking to grow their firms and build a team around the right abilities.

Guest Bio

Jason Staats is an accomplished CPA and entrepreneur, running a $5M accounting firm and an online community for accounting firm owners. He produces content and provides thought leadership on sustainable accounting firms, AI adoption, and software partnerships. He is also a prolific content creator with a YouTube channel and weekly newsletter. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Your Host

Host Rob Brown is a renowned presenter, facilitator, and chair for high-level conferences and events in the accounting and fintech profession worldwide. He’s an expert on trust, reputation, talent, career development, and more.

Author of Build Your Reputation and a TEDx speaker with over 300,000 YouTube views: stroke survivor, a committed Christian, and a black belt in kickboxing. Based in Nottingham, UK, he enjoys chess, backgammon, and orange chocolate but is allergic to grapefruit.

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