THE IPA INSIDER E-NEWS UPDATE
November 20, 2018
At this time of Thanksgiving celebration our thoughts turn gratefully to you with appreciation.

Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Pleasanton, Calif.-based Sensiba San Filippo (FY18 net revenue of $30.1 million) announces the passing of founder Steve San Filippo. S an Filippo died Oct. 9 at 67, leaving his wife, Julie, and his three children, Marisa, Dominic and Joseph.

INSIDE Public Accounting reached out to Birmingham, Ala.-based Warren Averett's (FY17 net revenue of $133.3 million) new CEO Mary Elliott to discuss the rise of advisory services, firm threats and challenges, and the future of the profession.
CPA SUMMIT - December 6, 2018
The 2018 CPA Summit is a one-day event where CPA’s learn from the most important voices in the profession and find solutions to push careers forward. Topics include leadership, technology, cutting-edge trends, and emerging professional issues.
MERGERS IN THE NEWS
Washington, D.C.-based Raffa (FY17 net revenue of $49.1 million) combined with New York-based Marcum   (FY17 net revenue of $469.5 million) on Oct. 1.
THE 2018 IPA NATIONAL REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE
The 2018 IPA Annual Benchmarking Reports Are vailable

The annual reports are one of the most complete, independent, up-to-date sets of economic and management statistics available about the accounting profession today.
FIRMS IN THE NEWS NEWS

San Ramon, Calif.-based Armanino LLP (FY17 net revenue of $242.7 million) has launched a program designed to drive career advancement for female managers.
MAY 2019 LAUNCH: INSIDE Public Accounting Excellence in Firm Culture
If you have not filled out an application, please follow this link to the assessment . Please view 2018 online webinar as a handy resource.
A Case for Mandatory Partner Retirement With a Soft Landing
Most, if not all, of the Top 10 CPA firms have mandatory retirement provisions in their partnership agreements. For the Top 10, mandatory partner retirement is narrowly defined and means just that – mandatory retirement.

Written by Dom Esposito is the CEO of ESPOSITO CEO2CEO, a boutique advisory firm consulting to leading CPA and other professional services firms on strategy, succession planning and mergers/acquisitions. “In Our Opinion” is a continuing series for leading CPA firms where Dom shares insights, experiences and wisdom with firm leaders.
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