The Radical CPA: New Rules for the Future-Ready Firm (East Hampton, NY: CPA Trendlines, 2014)

There are four characteristics of a “radical” CPA:
— 1. Their approach to technology.
— 2. Their use of social media.
— 3. Their understanding the relationship between pricing and value.
— 4. And their conviction that customer experience must drive a firm’s internal processes.

They Call Them The ‘Radical’ Practitioners

There’s an uprising of innovative CPAs in the accounting profession. This group created a new support community that is no longer driven by the establishment. The establishment can’t control the conversation.

In fact, they almost missed it. Now they endorse and support us. But it didn’t begin with them.

When Jody Padar first started doing this, she wasn’t aware of anyone doing what she was doing. Then she went to Twitter. That’s where she really met her peers. They were learning from each other from day one and that same community of support is still happening today.

A “radical” practitioner is a person that calls upon himself and others to redefine their firms and their lives by moving away from the traditional firm business model.

The term radical applies because what they are doing to their firms and indirectly to the profession is fundamental to its core. It’s abrupt, disruptive, unexpected, and far reaching. They are shaking up the status quo. They are changing because their customers and the world are changing around us all. Some might also perceive radical to be a negative term. It’s not. The movement is more likely following the happy expression, “that’s radical, dude.” Everyone can learn and join the movement.

The Radical CPA Community Is Here To Help You Be Radical, Too

The best part about these radical professionals is that we believe in abundance. We promote and celebrate a new way of doing business and encourage the rest of the profession to move forward and change as a whole.

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