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Sage Circle of Excellence Winner Story: Clyde Harris
When I was first tasked with interviewing accountants and bookkeepers in Canada as part of my role at Sage, I was forewarned that the Canadian stakeholders of this industry truly acted as a community. Whether it’s finding the right referral through a network to help a client in need, or to help colleagues navigate some […]
Tell us about your career up until now, starting with why you chose this profession. I chose a career in accounting when, a few years out of university, I had an entry level office position that included general administration work as well as some basic bookkeeping. I really liked the accounting aspect so started taking […]
How accountants can use automation to overcome the data entry challenge
Does your accountancy practice spend more time focusing on data entry tasks than you’d like? For 63% of accountants and bookkeepers a major pain point is the time-consuming task of manual data entry. Thankfully, there’s a way to get around it. Automation, integrated with cloud-based accountancy solutions are already here and is in use in […]
How to get better at selling your accounting services
Selling doesn’t always come easily to accounting professionals, who may be more comfortable with the technical aspects of their work. But selling is a fact of life for any business, so it pays to explore techniques to make the process easier. If you have an effective sales strategy in place but your sales aren’t picking […]
Nominations for the Sage Circle of Excellence Awards are Open
The Circle of Excellence Accounting Awards recognizes and celebrates Sage accountants, bookkeepers and practices making a positive impact to their colleagues, clients, communities and the accounting industry. Join us in acknowledging the success and contributions of Canadian accountants and bookkeepers by nominating deserving accountants, bookkeepers or practices in any of the award categories below. Tell us […]
During tough times, one of the first things many firms do is trim their marketing budget. While marketing is certainly an easier place to cut costs than payroll, it can have long-lasting and even harmful effects. In fact, according to a study published in the International Journal of Research in Marketing, the companies that bounce […]