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Making a difference is a cornerstone of our work together and we believe that effective leadership is foundational to the long-term success of the profession. Register for future information from us here.

Member of the Month

Angie Grissom

The Rainmaker Companies

Angie serves as President of The Rainmaker Companies. She advanced from her previous position as Director of Consulting, which she held for over ten years. Her role in the firm involves high-level strategy, thought leadership, consulting, and program and curriculum development. She transforms the lives of clients through innovation, goal setting, coaching, training, and accountability development.

Angie is consistently recognized as one of the most influential people in the accounting industry. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences and a regular contributor to publications. She was published in a national “Ask Angie” column for several years and is the “She” in Accounting Today’s column known as “He Said, She Said.”


Attributes Needed to Move from Technical Advisor to Consultant with Sandra Wiley
 Everyone understands that firms must move to advisory and consultative soon, but the question is how.  In this podcast Sandra will answer the how, but also the what and the who!

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Importance of the Tech Stack in your Firm’s CAAS Transformation with Roman Kepczyk
Your firm’s Tech(nology) Stack is the foundation for providing business information to support your transformation towards advisory services.  This podcast discusses how today’s integrated applications can deliver information in near real time to help clients make better decisions and streamline their businesses under your direction as their trusted advisor.
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Our Blog

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Accounting: What Is Ours to Do?

By Sarah Elliott | September 15, 2021

The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 heightened many Americans’ awareness of the deeply rooted, systemic racism that has existed in our country since inception and continues to evolve over the years. As a profession that has been historically dominated by white people – white men, in particular, considering even today, women represent…

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Moving from a Performance Culture to a Growth Culture

By Sandra Wiley | September 1, 2021

For years, the accounting profession has been focused on performance. The work we do is complex, and firms have a lot of competition to attract and retain quality clients, deliver engagements efficiently and effectively, remain profitable and grow. The irony is that focusing on performance doesn’t always deliver the desired results. The problem with performance…

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5 ways to navigate the discomfort of change

By Sarah Elliott | August 18, 2021

As we emerge out of the cocoon we’ve all been living in the past year and a half, countless opportunities to transform your accounting firm await. However, opportunities usually don’t come without their challenges. As you make this shift into the future over the next few months, it’s likely that you’re already becoming aware of…

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