The Shift Change in Accounting – Creating the High Performance Firm

Can you hear the shift change whistle? Because today the whistle is blowing for the accounting profession. The shift change is the transfer of the retiring baby boomers to the next generation of leaders that will be taking the helm in the next few years. Except this time it is not the same as the shipyard. This time the incoming shift will require a new set of skills and tools to continue the work of the prior shift. This time it is different.

The cause of the shift change is the rapidly changing and complex hyper-competitive environment which has become the new normal. Tom uses research and extensive experience working with accounting firms to talk about the five fundamental shifts in play– Leadership, Learning, Technology, Generations and the Workplace, and what accounting leaders need to know to successfully navigate these changes. Participants will learn the latest in strategic thinking and how to create a winning culture that will engage your team and increase performance.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe five fundamental shifts
  • Recognize what accounting leaders will need to know to successfully navigate these changes

Major Topics
  • The competitive environment
  • Leadership
  • Generations
  • New skill-sets

Who Should Attend

All professional staff

Fields of Study
Communications and Marketing



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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