Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Taking over a small practice

I'm a senior associate in tax working for a top 25 firm.  There is room for advancement over the next few years.  I currently have an opportunity to jump to a small practice with the intention of being the successor to the lone owner with the transition occuring over the next 4-5 years.  There is another CPA currently working at the firm who intends to retire in the next 2 years.  The owner lives a comfortable life, better than most if not all of the partners in my office. 

Has anyone been in a similar situation?  How did the transition go?  Any items of advice/questions to ask that you wish you had prior to accepting the position?

Latest Accounting Jobs--Apply Now:

Have something to add to this story? Give us a shout by email, Twitter, or text/call the tipline at 202-505-8885. As always, all tips are anonymous.

Comments are closed.

Related articles

cryptocurrency consulting accounting job

Should Cryptocurrency Consulting Be the Next Phase in Your Accounting Career?

Think the hype over cryptocurrency has reached its fever pitch? Think again—the crypto craze has only just begun. Businesses are increasingly viewing cryptocurrency as a viable investment. New tokens are gaining steam, and Bitcoin, the OG crypto cash, continues to trade at a frenzied pace. More than 200,000 Bitcoin transactions occur every day, and investors like […]

Mastering Data Analytics Can Make You a More Valuable Accountant

What can you do to make yourself more valuable to your organization? If you’re an accountant or if you work on a corporate finance team, becoming a master in data analysis is a big step forward. But why? And what does data analytics have to do with accounting? Accountants use data analytics to help businesses […]