THE IPA INSIDER E-NEWS UPDATE
January 23, 2019
" Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts ."
- Winston Churchill
THE 2019 IPA BENCHMARKING SURVEYS ARE NOW OPEN FOR PARTICIPATION
IPA E-NEWS UPDATE SPONSOR
MERGERS IN THE NEWS
Chicago-based Baker Tilly announced a merger with a Plano, Texas IPA 100 firm. Last fall, the firm expanded to Houston and in August, Baker Tilly merged in RGL Forensics, a global financial investigations and forensic accounting firm. Earlier this month the firm announced a three-way combination H.J. Umbaugh and Assoc. and Springsted Inc.
YOU HAVE A NEW PARTNER IN YOUR FIRM'S STRATEGY
The employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) is a concept that builds off the NPS system, allowing employers to measure and get a snapshot of employees’ willingness to be ambassadors for the company by advocating employment there.
 APPLICATION DEADLINE
IS MARCH 22
IPA has partnered with CultureIQ, corporate culture experts, to offer a new tool to determine the real behaviors, beliefs, interactions and attitudes that drive how everything gets done, from internal communication to client service.
 
Make real, achievable improvements in your firm, and make your firm eligible to receive IPA’s first Excellence in Culture Award by participating in IPA’s Excellence in Firm Culture Assessment.

Included in your firm's culture assessment is…
  1. A unique link for employees to access the online assessment
  2. Launch information – best practices on how to get your employees to complete the assessment
  3. More than 10 unique culture reports
  4. A complimentary aggregated culture benchmarking report of all participating firms
  5. A chance to earn the Excellence in Firm Culture award.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Templeton & Co. Founding Partner Has Passed Away
West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Templeton & Company announced the passing of Jim D. Machen, Partner Emeritus. Machen was one of the founding members of Machen Powers Disque & Boyle Chartered. The firm was founded in September of 1982. Machen was the PIC of the Boca Raton office. In 2005, he formed James Machen Chartered, which he combined with Templeton & Company in January of 2008.
IPA IS NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE
2019 MARKETER OF THE YEAR
For the sixth year, INSIDE Public Accounting is sponsoring and administering the award for the Association for Accounting Marketing.

To be eligible, nominees must have held a senior-level marketing position in an accounting firm for at least three years, although not necessarily at the same firm. Nominees will be judged on their accomplishments, strategic thinking, financial impact, tactical development, collaboration, business development, analytics and technology, and leadership within the firm and community.
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