February 2023

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Firms must become better places to work

I’m just speculating here…but it’s never appeared to me that new employees took a job in our profession with the idea that they were already looking for another job.

With that said, however, it sure seems like there are a lot of employees in the tax and accounting industry looking for another job. So, what’s the deal with the tax and accounting profession?…

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Guiding your firm through staff resignations

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”
– Roy T. Bennet

All right, firm leaders. It’s time to address the elephant in the room:

Your best, top-performing staff members may decide to leave your firm—and there’s nothing you can do about it…

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Are your employees looking elsewhere for opportunities?

Ross Desmond

Why does an employee search for greener pastures?

In the case of accounting employees, there are several reasons they might be inclined to search for new job opportunities…

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Cybersecurity war games are a battle firms can’t afford to lose

Accountants of a certain age will remember the 1983 movie War Games, in which a pre-Ferris Bueller Matthew Broderick and his classmate, played by fellow generational icon Ally Sheedy, narrowly avert nuclear war by playing tic-tac-toe with a military computer…

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How a strong company culture helps lay the foundation for marketing success

We talk a lot about company culture and how it impacts overall job fulfillment and morale. When you work in a positive, collaborative workplace where you feel valued and respected, you’re likely to be more dedicated and devoted to your job and company…

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Improving Performance Through Learning: A Practical Guide for Designing High Performance Learning Journeys
by Robert O. Brinkerhoff, Anne M. Apking and Edward W. Boon

Culture Built My Brand: The Secret to Winning More Customers Through Company Culture
by Mark Miller and Ted Vaughn

50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership
by Kathey Porter and Andrea Hoffman

Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything
by Charles Conn and Robert McLean

Events for Rightworks Academy members

Check out these upcoming webinars exclusively for Rightworks Academy members.

February/March 2023 webinars

  • February 15: Staff Training:  Tax return delivery and electronic signature process
  • March 1: Staff Training: Tax season status check and extension filing process

Special note regarding webinars: We know how busy this time of year is, so with tax season in full swing from February through April, you’ll see two webinars per month during that period. After the April deadline, the frequency of webinars will increase again!

See the entire webinar schedule and register at Resources > Events > Webinars in your account.

Events for members and non-members

Not a Rightworks Academy member yet? We have you covered with live and on-demand events where you can learn more about Rightworks and the latest hot topics in the profession.

Visit for a continually updated schedule of events.

Building your million-dollar firm: a Rightworks Academy membership demo
February 15, 2:00 p.m. ET

Join Andy Root, Director of Membership for Rightworks Academy, as he gives you a behind-the-scenes look at a Rightworks Academy membership and all it entails—one-on-one coaching, expert guidance, weekly educational webinars, a lively, connected community of like-minded firm owners and so much more. Everything you need to build a million-dollar firm!

Register at

What’s new on the Rightworks blog?

From tax season survival tips to recession-proofing your modern firm, the Rightworks blog is here to get you through the busiest time of year. Check out what’s new, and don’t forget to bookmark the blog so you can stay updated on everything you need to know!

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Member anniversaries

It’s time to recognize this month’s Rightworks Academy member anniversaries! Help us wish the following firms a Happy Anniversary:

1 year
CFO 1 Source, LLC
The Livesay Group PLLC
Craib Accounting
Accounting Management Services

5 years
Traner Smith
Wright CPAs, LLC
Keasler CPA, PLLC

10 years
Mitchem Abernathy
Reimer McGuinness Hess

Congratulations on your success, and we look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with you and your teams!