Building The Premier Accounting Firm

Embracing the Profit-First Philosophy w/ Liz Szporn

Roger Knecht

Roger Knecht

President of Universal Accounting Center

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Overview: Embracing the Profit-First Philosophy w/ Liz Szporn

Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center

Guest Name: Liz Szporn

Welcome to another episode of “Building the Premier Accounting Firm” with your host, Roger Knecht. In this insightful episode, Roger sits down with Elizabeth Szporn, a seasoned guide at Profit First Professionals. As an expert in transforming accounting, bookkeeping, and coaching firms, Elizabeth brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the conversation.

The episode kicks off with Elizabeth sharing her inspiring journey into the accounting industry. From humble beginnings to becoming a trusted advisor, she reveals the pivotal moments that shaped her career and passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed.

One of the key concepts they delve into is the profit-first philosophy. Elizabeth explains how this transformative approach can revolutionize the way entrepreneurs manage their finances. By prioritizing profit and applying strategic allocation methods, she unveils how businesses can thrive in any economic climate.

Ever heard of Parkinson’s law? Elizabeth and Roger shed light on this powerful principle and explore its practical application in the world of accounting. Discover how Accountapreneurs can leverage Parkinson’s law and the profit-first philosophy to optimize their business operations, increase productivity, and achieve sustainable growth.

But what holds entrepreneurs back from embracing the profit-first philosophy? Elizabeth addresses this common challenge head-on, highlighting the fears and misconceptions that often hinder adoption. Through real-life examples and success stories, she demonstrates the profound impact that embracing a profit-first mindset can have on businesses of all sizes.

They also talk about the struggles accountants face when transitioning into the advisory space. Elizabeth shares valuable insights on how to overcome these obstacles and find the perfect balance between pricing and client fulfillment. Discover the Goldilocks method, a practical approach to tailoring your services to meet client needs while ensuring profitability and value.

Tune in to this captivating episode of “Building the Premier Accounting Firm” to gain a deeper understanding of the profit-first philosophy, Parkinson’s law, and how they can transform your business. Elizabeth Szporn’s expertise and anecdotes will inspire and empower you to take proactive steps towards building a thriving accounting firm that stands out in the industry.

Don’t miss out on this engaging discussion that touches upon various topics, including entrepreneurship, financial management, client relationships, and more. Join Roger Knecht and Elizabeth Szporn as they share their valuable insights on the path to success in the accounting world.


About Our Guest: Liz Szporn

Liz Szporn is a Guide at Profit First Professionals where she supports the transformation of accounting, bookkeeping and coaching firms. She particularly loves working on content and strategy to increase client engagement starting at the beginning of the sales cycle. Liz has 20+ years of experience as an executive and entrepreneur with a track record of financial success and strong leadership skills. In addition to being a Guide, Liz is a co-host on the Grow My Accounting Practice podcast, with Mike Michalowicz and Ron Saharyan. She also co-founded Leaderally, a professional development organization dedicated to educators, where she produces content and curriculum for online and in-person courses and workshops.  Liz lives in New Jersey with her husband, three children, and two dogs.



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