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Tough Decisions, Big Opportunities

The balance of 2020 in the public accounting profession is truly decision time. I would like to share a few post-October-15th thoughts regarding mergers, succession and recruiting in the attached video.

The Secret to Asking Better Questions, Wall Street Journal

It is often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different outcome. Well, the same can be said of questions: Keep asking the same kind of question, and it is insane to think you are going to get a different kind of answer.

RF Resources in the News: One Accounting Firm Wants to Hire Retirees, Wall Street Journal

Most top firms require partners to exit by a certain age; PKF O’Connor Davies bucks that practice. Research shows many older Americans hope to continue working, either out of financial need or a feeling that they have productive years ahead.

Human Resources 2.0

Accelerated technological changes and the drive toward advisory services and specialization have left some New York CPA firms short on in-house talent.

New York City CPA Firm Merger

EisnerAmper LLP has added the New York accounting firm, Cohen & Schaeffer, as of December 16, 2017. Arthur Cohen and Steve Schaeffer are joining EisnerAmper as partners. RF Resources is pleased to have advised on the transaction.

Lateral Partner Career Considerations & Deferred Compensation Trends

I hope this finds you a bit less stressed post 10/17 deadline and post "The Election." Thinking about the time of year and what's happening in the profession, I wanted to share a few observations.

What Are the Trends in Deferred Compensation Packages?

Deferred compensation is a really important factor when you’re making a job change as lateral partner. Undoubtedly, you have a deferred compensation slash retirement benefit where you are right now.

NY Metro CPA Firm Merger - Stein deVisser Mintz and Raich Ende Malter

Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP and Stein deVisser & Mintz P.C. announced the merger of their two firms, which will take effect on November 1, 2016. RF Resources is pleased to have been the M&A consultant to this transaction.

Top New York Metro CPA Firm Partner Trends

I want to share with you three of the major trends that are affecting partners in the New York metropolitan area public accounting market. Number one: 60% of the firms have non-equity partners—that’s up 20% over the previous year.

The War for Talent Continues

Recently I have seen several articles about the continuing demand for top talent. The reason for this now is that this is the most opportune time for experienced professionals to consider a move and for firms to hire i.e., between year end and the spring/fall tax season.