Gordon Advisors at the CPAsNET 24th Annual Meeting
July 31, 2017 by Jackie McDonald
Kevin Klein, CPA Executive Committee Member and Jeff Farrington, COO of GORDON ADVISORS PC the Michigan-based accounting and business consulting firm, recently returned from the 24th Annual Meeting of CPAsNET in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gordon Advisors is one of only 25 accounting practices in the nation selected as a member of the prestigious network.
More than twenty attendees including members, prospects and international guests attended the two-and-a-half-day conference. Attendance at the Continuing Professional Education program was by invitation only and focused on meeting the challenge of continued innovation to improve client service and running an accounting and business consulting firm in the 21st Century. Several expert consultants to the accounting profession presented programs in a practical, hands-on format. Topics covered included a trends update, the CPA examination, capacity management, recruiting strategies, wealth management practice area update, audit software demonstration and performance management best practices.
The seminar also provided attendees the opportunity to discuss current issues affecting the accounting profession as well as develop ties to similar accounting and tax experts in other areas of the country as well as internationally. “Investing in CPASNET allows our firm access to domestic and global resources for the benefit of our clients. By linking our firm to others, we have been able to offer our clients increased benefit without the expensive overhead cost often associated with national firms,” said Mr. Klein. Member firms share their knowledge through the roundtable discussions portion of the conference.
CPAsNET is a leading consortium of independent accounting firms that represent more than 100 partners, 300 professional associates and 500 employees. Based on its strategical partnership with auditrust international CPAsNET’s global reach represents more than 120 firms in 93 countries all over the world. Member firms have pooled their resources to provide their clients with the local, national and international prospective needed to prosper in challenging markets and times.
At the meeting, Mr. Farrington was named Chairman of the technology special interest group. The chairman is responsible for the strategic planning of the group’s structure and forum for continuous discussion.
Gordon Advisors PC was formed in 1954 and has been serving closely-held businesses and their owners with specialized services to increase their profitability. The partners are members of the AICPA and the MICPA. The firm is a member of the Small Business Association of Michigan, Troy Chamber of Commerce, Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, Chaldean Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Non-Profit Association, and the Michigan Manufacturers Association.