The Connected Accountant

The Connected Accountant

Hosted by: Michael King

Building an accounting or fractional CFO firm is HARD - but now you don't have to do it alone! Join Michael King each week on The Connected Accountant to hear the biggest lessons, tips, tricks, and hacks that he has...

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32. How I Failed at Success

In 2011, I realized I had failed at success. I thought I knew what success was and I thought I had achieved it - until one day I realized that I hadn't achieved anything AT ALL. That day was the beginning of my...
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31. CFO Check-In Calls

Your monthly or quarterly CFO calls with clients have to stay strategic!Β Β  But what about:Β  πŸ‘‰ Urgent issues? πŸ‘‰ Tactical questions?Β  πŸ‘‰ Topics that need to be addressed in between monthly calls?Β Β  That's where the CFO...
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30. Get Fewer Questions and More Results From Your Team

Are you tired of CONSTANTLY getting asked: "What should I do about (question/problem/situation)"? It can be SO annoying because you spend all of this time and money on hiring great people - but then they're constantly...
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29. How to Level Up as a CFO

Are you already offering advisory services and now you're curious how to go from forecasts andΒ projections to helping your clients achieve their goals and dreams?Β  In this coaching session, one of my clients asks how...
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28. Use Negative Feedback as Competitive Advantage (4 Steps)

Getting negative feedback from clients STINGS.Β Β  As accountants and fractional CFOs, we pride ourselves on excellence - so negative feedback tends to hit us even harder.Β Β  But here's a hot take: Β Over the last 6+...
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27. My Secret to Get People to Take Action

"Why won't they just do what I tell them!?!" It's so frustrating when our CFO clients won't do the things we advise! We show them the numbers.We give them the answers. And then nothing. Any time I'm faced with a...
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26. Your Pricing Isn't What's Holding Your Sales Back

A lot of firm owners think they need to drop their prices as we head into a potential recession. The truth is, pricing isn't what's holding you back right now. It's risk. People are just more cautious right now - and...
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25. Complexity: The Silent Killer of CFO Firms

One of the fastest ways to kill growth in your firm is by adding additional layers of complexity. The thing is, sometimes that complexity feels necessary. But it rarely is. Complexity actually robs us of the...
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24. CFO Tech Stack

There is so much technology out there forΒ fractional CFO firms and accounting firms!Β  Some of the tech is absolutely amazing! (Hello, G-Accon and Canva)Β ...while other tech doesn't quite deliver on the hype. Today,...
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23. The Importance of In-Person Meetings for Virtual Teams

Building a healthy team is hard. Building a healthy virtual team is even harder. As a firm owner, one of the most impactful things you can do to build a healthy team is to have periodic in person meetings. For me, in...
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22. CFOs: We Have a Problem

Fractional / Virtual CFOs, Bookkeepers, and Accountants: there's an epidemic that's polluting our industries: πŸ‘‰ It's accounting and bookkeeping work being disguised as CFO work. In this episode, I cover why this is...
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21. 4 Hiring Hacks to Get The BEST Applicants

Hiring hot take:It's hard to get great talent today. What can you do to attract the best talent while not wasting a ton of time on the 4000 pretenders that apply for your positions?Β In this episode, I'm going to share...
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