Can your CPA firm do without your IT person for 2 days?
It’s only temporary, relax. It’s not during tax season either. Sure, they need vacation too, but how about sending them off to Chicago for two days to meet with their peers at the Technology Fly-In sponsored by the Association for Accounting Administration? This event is focused on peer relationships as opposed to vendor booths.
Pasquesi Sheppard LLC
“The Tech Fly-In is fantastic. The second you hit the door at the hotel you are meeting and working with people just like you, going through the same problems you are every day. And it continues, there is no fluff in the 2 days you are working. Strictly working on problems broken out in groups based on the size of your firm, and gaining contacts you can call when you get back to the office.”
John Tokar, IT Manager
Zinner & Co. LLP
Jim Fahey is COO of Apple Growth Partners, a regional CPA firm in Ohio. His focus is on the effective and efficient use of technology within the firm by all team members. He is also in charge of talent management and retention at his firm. A background of IT and Human Resources helps Jim bridge the gap of technology complexities with end users who just want their computer to work so they can be chargeable. Being a very cheap (frugal sounds better) person himself, he is always looking for ways to save dollars at his firm. He is Director of Education for the Association for Accounting Administration and past Technology Committee member of the Ohio Society of CPA's. He often leads industry CPE events on the topics of Information Technology, CPA firm practice management and human resources/recruiting. Find out more about Jim on LinkedIn.