Accounting Influencers Roundtable


Inside Aprio: Leading a Top 30 Accounting Powerhouse

Explore the success journey of Aprio, a Top 30 US Accounting Firm, with CEO Richard Kopelman. Gain insights from overseeing 25+ mergers & acquisitions.

“Explore the success journey of Aprio, a Top 30 US Accounting Firm, with CEO Richard Kopelman. Gain insights from overseeing 25+ strategic mergers & acquisitions.”

Richard Kopelman, CEO and Managing Partner of Aprio, discusses the exciting transformation and rebranding of HA&W into a global business advisory and accounting firm.

He explores the high demand for accounting services due to changes in business, regulatory requirements, and technology. A key challenge for accounting firms, according to Kopelman, often lies in mindset, with many professionals needing to shift from a risk-averse outlook to a more positive, entrepreneurial one.

He highlights the importance of an inclusive, growing, and nurturing work culture and leveraging technology for business operations, emphasizing the crucial role of data. He shares the hiring strategies of Aprio and discusses the future of the accounting sector, expressing a keen interest in the endless opportunities that constant change brings.


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