Ways to keep your talented CPAs
Flexible scheduling can ward off burnout and help retain staff.
By Sarah Ovaska-Few
Holding on to good people is a challenge, especially in the accounting profession, where the demand for skilled CPAs is high.
To help with that, many firms have policies on the books allowing employees to control their own schedules and shift away from the long, rigid workdays that for decades defined many CPA careers.
The Kane Firm CPA, a small accounting firm outside of Buffalo, N.Y., switched to flexible scheduling four years ago, after practice manager Laura Kane-Punyon arrived and observed how run-down everyone in the firm was after several months of 60-hour workweeks during the spring tax season.