Accounting Influencers Podcast | Accounting Leaders - Good vz Great with Terry Snyder - Accounting Influencers


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23rd Feb 2023

Accounting Leaders – Good vz Great with Terry Snyder

Welcome to the Accounting Influencers Podcast, going live every Monday to 150 countries and 30,000 accounting practitioners, fintech specialists and influencers in the accountancy, CPA and bookkeeping space.

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In this episode of the Accounting Influencers Podcast, host Rob Brown welcomes Terry Snyder, a seasoned expert in accounting firm growth. Terry emphasizes the significance of cultivating a growth mindset in accounting and shares practical strategies for expanding your accounting firm. He delves into branding and provides tips on creating a strong brand, including defining your unique value proposition, identifying your ideal client, and creating a consistent visual and verbal identity.

Moreover, Terry sheds light on the future of accounting and how firms can brace themselves for the technological changes ahead. He predicts that automation and AI will continue to play a significant role in the industry. He also highlights the importance of maintaining a personal touch and building strong relationships with clients. Tune in to the Accounting Influencers Podcast to learn more and to get valuable insights and tips from the industry's top influencers.

Guest Bio

Terry Snyder, a growth, strategy, and culture consultant, formerly served as the Head of Allinial Global, one of the largest accounting alliances in the world. He currently advises BOKS International, large accounting firms, and software vendors on their growth strategies. He started his career in 1970 - interning with (Deloitte) Haskins & Sells before joining Arthur Andersen. In 2006, he stepped out of the profession and became the president of a bank for 2 years before joining Allinial Global as the CEO and President. He spent 12 years with AG, overseeing growth from from $600 million (NA focused) to over $4.3 billion (globally focused). Now retired, Terry lives living in Charlotte North Carolina and consulting with BOKS International on growth and strategy as well as individual firms. 

Key Takeaways

➤ Having a growth mindset is essential for accounting firms to thrive, and it's crucial to be open to new ideas and seek out opportunities to learn and improve constantly.

➤ Developing a strong brand is a key strategy for accounting firm growth, and a strong brand is more than just a logo or tagline. It's about creating a clear and compelling message that resonates with your target audience.

➤ To build a strong brand, it's important to define your unique value proposition, identify your ideal client, and create a consistent visual and verbal identity.

➤ Automation and artificial intelligence will continue to play a growing role in the accounting industry, but maintaining a personal touch and building relationships with clients is still essential.

➤ To stay ahead of the curve in the accounting industry, it's important to invest in technology, develop new skills, and embrace change.


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About the Podcast

Accounting Influencers
Insights, interviews and commentary for accounting, CPA, bookkeeping and finance professionals
ACCOUNTING INFLUENCERS is a weekly podcast for accountants, CPAs, bookkeeping and finance professionals, together with the networks, associations, fintech vendors and influencers who lead them, work in them and serve them.

The show is hosted by Rob Brown. co-founder of the Accounting Influencers Roundtable (AIR). The style of the show is not overly technical/technological/tax in nature but more on people, performance and success in the accounting world. Popular topics and themes covered include:

☑ leadership, executive presence, trust, integrity & reputation
☑ M&A, business models, future proofing, drivers of change & disruption
☑ performance, values, culture, vision & strategy
☑ employer brand, gen z/millennials & talent - succession, recruitment and retention
☑ industry trends, statistics and patterns
☑ growth, marketing, differentiation & positioning
☑ pricing & profitability
☑ digitisation, cloud, technology & automation
☑ advisory services, niches & emerging markets
☑ environmental & social governance ESG
☑ diversity, equity & inclusion DEI
☑ professionalism, career development & CPE/CPD
☑ business acumen & commercial awareness

Sources and guests come from:
★ EXPERTS - influencers, disrupters, consultants, gurus, podcasters and broadcasters in accounting and fintech
★ EVENTS - live coverage and interviews from exhibitions, conferences and a range of industry events
★ MEDIA - newspapers, online outlets, commentators, writers, bloggers and authors
★ VENDORS - suppliers and providers of accounting apps, platforms, fintech and software
★ REGULATORS - professional accounting bodies, institutes and associations
★ NETWORKS - alliances, associations, networks and communities of professional firms and accounting practices
★ SOCIAL MEDIA - opinion pieces, high engagement posts and controversial conversations

Rob Brown is a renowned presenter, facilitator and chair of high level conferences, panels and events globally for the accounting and fintech profession. He is retained by many professional networks, alliances, associations, practices and vendors to chair their events and provide high-level interview content for their communities.

He is a dynamic speaker and accomplished expert on trust, reputation, employer brand, talent, career development, succession, gen z/generations, executive presence, referrals, networking and winning new business. He is also the bestselling author of Build Your Reputation (Wiley) and his TEDx talk ‘The Personal Brand of You’ has been viewed 320K times on YouTube.
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Martin Bissett

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Martin Bissett is the founder of the Bissett Group of companies that provide practice and personal growth communities, content, and continuing education exclusively to the accounting and bookkeeping professions worldwide.

Previously he established a high six-figure consulting firm while serving as a keynote speaker with over 100 one-off and repeat engagements to his name, as well as becoming the most published author on his topics of specialism with 11 books including 1 bestseller.

Since 1998, he has played a major part in working with over 1800 accounting firms in over 40 countries. These projects have led to those firms acquiring over £500m of recurring fees before inflationary increases, referrals and upselling are factored in. He stopped keeping track of this number over 5 years ago. Martin now advises both accounting practitioners and FinTech companies alike, at board level.

Rob Brown

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Rob Brown is a renowned MC, facilitator and chair of virtual and in-person panels, conferences and events globally for the accounting and fintech profession.

Rob is co-founder of the Accounting Influencers Roundtable (AIR) mastermind group and co-hosts the world’s most popular accounting and fintech podcast: Accounting Influencers.

Throughout the pandemic, he chaired 24 virtual panels with leaders of global accounting networks and alliances to discuss the key issues and challenges. Rob is retained by several associations and vendors to chair their events and provide high-level interview content for their communities.

He is the bestselling author of Build Your Reputation (Wiley) and his TEDx talk ‘The Personal Brand of You’ has been viewed 300K times on YouTube.