Ronald J. Baker started his accounting career in 1984 with KPMG Peat Marwick's Private Business Advisory Services in San Francisco. Today, he is a partner in Baker & Barnett, CPAs, located in Corte Madera, Californiaâthe firm he co-founded in 1988.
As a frequent speaker at CPA events and conferences, and a consultant to CPA firms on implementing Total Quality Service and Value Pricing, his work takes him around the world. He has been an instructor with the California CPA Education Foundation since 1995 and has authored five courses for them: How to Build a Successful Practice with Total Quality Service; The Shift From Hourly Billing to Value Pricing; Value Pricing, The Graduate Seminar; You Are What You Charge For: Success in Today's Emerging Experience Economy(with Daniel Morris); and Alternatives to the Federal Income Tax.
He is the author of the best selling management book ever written specifically for the CPA profession, The Professional's Guide to Value Pricing 2000, published by Harcourt Professional Publishing (now Aspen Law & Business, a division of Aspen Publishers, Inc.). The book has been ranked #1 on amazon.com in Australia and New Zealand.
Ron recently toured Australia (where he climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge), New Zealand (where he bungee jumped), the United Kingdom (where he visited the tomb of the âFather of the billable hourâ), Canada, and the United States, spreading his Value Pricing message to thousands of CPAs and Chartered Accountants.
He graduated in 1984 from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a minor in economics. He is a graduate of Disney University and presently resides in Petaluma, California.
The California CPA Education Foundation Course, Value Pricing: The Graduate Seminar, will be held on October 27-28, 2000, at the Silverado Resort in Napa. Contact the California CPA Education Foundation for more information at: (800) 922-5272 or visit its Web site at: www.calcpaed.org.
Read the full transcript of Ron Baker's workshop at AccountingWEB.
To contact Ron Baker:
Baker & Barnett, CPAs
770 Tamalpais Drive, Suite 221
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Phone: (415) 927-7114
Fax: (415) 927-7154
Email: [email protected]