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What Works for Accounting Firms with Succession Planning

Episode 49. In today’s practical episode, “What Works for Accounting Firms with Succession Planning.”

Key takeaways from this episode include:

➯ how succession planning is a big problem with a potentially small solution for accountants

➯ why it’s so difficult for accounting firm leaders to identify their partner avatar for succession

➯ what accounting firms need to do with their potential partners to accelerate succession

➯ questions accountancy leaders should ask themselves about how they are nurturing future leaders

➯ the primary consideration for partner material in accountancy firm succession plans

➯ how accountancy leaders can improve the existing skills and diversity of their partner cohort

➯ what natural skills senior managers and directors in accountancy firms should possess to be promotable

➯ a simple way to delegate responsibility to future leaders to check whether they are ready to step up in their accounting career

➯ ways to get the internal team wanting to buy out the senior partners in an accounting firm

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