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Client Accounting Services or CAS with Sage’s Ed Warren

Discover the scalability of client advisory services and the importance of providing decision-making support through fractional CFO services with Ed Warren.

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In today’s episode 13, “Client Accounting Services or CAS”, Sage’s Ed Warren provides insights for accountants looking to grow their firms. The conversation focuses on the value of being a specialist versus a generalist and how firms can target specific areas where they have the expertise to build new businesses and replace low-margin accounts.

Warren also emphasises the growing market for outsourcing accounting services, particularly for small businesses and franchises. He discusses the benefits of developing specific industry expertise and verticals to help accountants become trusted advisors and provide advisory support beyond compliance work. Warren also highlights the scalability of client advisory services (CAS) and the entrepreneurialism required to grow and scale in this space.

Finally, Warren accentuates that the best practitioners in the CAS space are not just looking back at financial statements but are providing foresight and decision-making support through fractional CFO services and dashboards. The conversation offers valuable insights for accountants looking to grow and differentiate their firms in the competitive accounting services market.

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Guest Bio

Ed Warren is a seasoned sales executive with over 25 years of professional services sales and marketing experience. He has worked in marketing, business development, and practice growth roles in Top 100 and Top 200 CPA firms and as a fractional Chief Growth Officer for cloud accounting firms. Ed is a board member and finance committee chair of the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) and currently serves as the treasurer of AAM. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Ed enjoys running, cooking, grilling, photography, and beach vacations with his wife Marcia.

Follow him on Twitter @EdwardDWarren and connect with him on LinkedIn at

Download his eBook, 7 Tips to Increase Revenue with Client Advisory Services


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