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Accounting Top 100 Social Media Leaderboard

Sep 15th 2021
Social Media Specialist Avalara
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Congratulations to all who made the top one hundred this week! We applaud our Accounting Top 100 participants as we recognize the extra effort it takes for these professionals, on top of managing their businesses and careers, to also be active on social media.  

If you are not familiar with our social media leaderboard, participants are scored according to their social media activity (you may read more about how it works at the end of this article). 

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This week in recognition of #NationalOnlineLearningDay, we encouraged our leaderboard participants to share a favorite self-study resource or recommended course with this network. We have to say, we were enlightened by many of their replies!

We invite you to check out social reactions to the latest #AccountingTop100 bulletin release below.

Here are some highlights from the latest Top 100…

Keep your eye on Robert Gambardella (@conciergetax on Twitter). Robert leaped an astounding 272 points from 341 to land at #69 this week!

Robert founded Concierge Tax Services, LLC in 2005. The practice out of Shelton, Connecticut, provides year-round tax advisory, tax preparation and accounting with the goal to be proactive, initially focusing on tax planning for their clientelle.  Adept at identifying legal, tax-saving strategies Concierge Tax takes pride on delivering quality services.

Co-author of a best-selling book titled “Secrets of a Tax-Free Life”, Robert received the nation's 2012 Certified Tax Coach of the Year Award and was the recipient of the Fairfield County Business Journal's 2014 40 Under 40 Award.

Keep up the good work, Robert! We’re honored to have you with us!

Movers and shakers: These two leaderboard participants with the next highest advancement, coincidentally work providing tax services for athletes.  Chris Cicalese, CPA (@athletecpa on Twitter) advanced 93 points from 143 to land well within the Top 100 at #51 and K. Sean Packard, CPA (@athletetax on Twitter) advanced 79 points from 178 to just squeak inside the Top 100 at #99!  Great work on your social media engagement, guys! Your efforts have paid off and we appreciate your participation!

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How the leaderboard works: The Accounting Top 100 social media leaderboard uses an algorithm that scores and ranks users based on five separate metrics, each of which is weighted according to its perceived value. These five metrics are calculated every two weeks and combined to form a Power Score: a 1-100 value based on Rise.Global’s Relative Scoring Method. This Power Score determines a user’s rank on each new leaderboard release.

Want to see yourself rank even higher?

Remember, a new leaderboard with updated rankings is generated every two weeks, so keep up the great work on social media and watch your ranking climb!

Think you’ve got what it takes to make the Top 100? Join for free today!

Avalara’s Accounting Top 100 leaderboard (the “Leaderboard”) is assembled using a list of accounting professional users that’s curated by manual entry as well as by Rise.Global's internal Twitter search functionality. We reserve the right to change scoring metrics used for ranking and to exclude anyone from the list, in our sole discretion. The Leaderboard is not an endorsement, recommendation or sponsorship of any of the accounting professionals on the Leaderboard, and we do not make any representation or guarantee of their ability or reliability. Assessments by different methods or based on different information may yield different results. The Leaderboard is only a starting point to gather information about accounting professionals, and you should not rely on it to decide whether to hire an accounting professional.

For feedback and/or questions please contact [email protected].

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By OmahaCPA
Apr 5th 2018 07:32

I was actually on the list before? Figured I was one of the newcomers. Glad to make it though!

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By AlanHolley
Apr 5th 2018 17:30

The leaderboard was "soft launched" over a month ago, so you were likely included in the initial user list while everything got up and running. Newcomers are those in the Top 100 who signed up in-between leaderboard releases. Glad you made it as well!

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By JanetWaston
May 17th 2018 07:20

I think this is a real great blog article. Thanks Again. Much obliged.

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Geni Whitehouse
By Geni Whitehouse
Jun 27th 2018 00:21

Thank you Avalara and AccountingWeb for the very kind words! Scaling New Heights was a blast. So happy to see a new face in that number 1 slot! Go Tom Hood!

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By Seth Fineberg
Jun 28th 2018 13:48

They did the algorithm, we publish the results. In the end, it's all math!(figured you'd like that). Keep being you!

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By Keith Gormezano
May 16th 2020 02:34

Well, I have gone from 343 to 240 as of April 29th on the #accountingtop100 list. Maybe one day I will see @drquickbooks of "always sunny" and shut down Seattle next to 99 other accountants (many of whom I know and follow) after I share a few more gifs which are supposed to help increase your rank.

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