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 partnership.
The importance of being able to say “no” and capitalising 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 emphasises that it’s essential to ensure that the support structure for the team is built to prioritise 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 skills.
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 partnership. 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.