CPA Firm Association Affiliations
BDO SEIDMAN ALLIANCE
Testimonials from BDO Seidman Alliance and AAA member firms follow. Feel free to contact the firm's administrator listed for a reference or additional information about the firm's experience with the BDO Seidman Alliance and/or AAA.
From Robert R. Simpson, Jr., President and CEO, Simpson & Osborne, A.C., Charleston, West Virginia
"I understand that the BDO Seidman Alliance is in conversations with AAA regarding a relationship for the benefit of Alliance firms. This letter is to provide a 'testimonial' regarding S&O's experience with AAA. When we employed our first professional administrator 18 years ago, he began looking for resources to assist him in learning more about the profession and its unique challenges. He attended various AICPA and other seminars in his efforts to expand his knowledge. In the early 1990's, he stumbled across AAA, and attended their National conference. He discovered that AAA offered the most focused, comprehensive educational experience and other support for administrators that he had found. They focus exclusively on areas for which he is or has been responsible, including HR, marketing, general firm management, IT, strategic planning, etc. In addition, he has used their exclusive annual Niche Benefit publication to move the firm forward in areas such as disaster planning, development of our Intranet, staff orientation, development of position descriptions and a variety of other areas. He has further developed a network of colleagues that allows him to obtain almost immediate response to any question or problem we encounter in the management and administrative areas. If BDO is contemplating development of administrative resources for Alliance firms, I urge you to formalize the relationship with AAA and use the resources and foundation they have developed over their 22 year history! Is there really a need to reinvent the wheel when a terrific resource already exists?"
Click here to contact Dixon Hughes PLLC's Administrator-WV Practice Unit , Fred Dillon.
From Steven B. Maltzman, CPA, Managing Member, MSW Group, PLC, Farmington Hills, Michigan
"I’ve been a fan of AAA since the Michigan chapter formed in 1992 and encouraged my firm administrator to regularly attend and get involved. What results when you do that is mutual benefit and value for all participants. I’m proud that Mary Bartlett is currently serving on the national AAA board of directors as well as President of the Michigan chapter. Many times we’ve tapped into AAA’s resources. Sometimes it’s something as simple as Mary e-mailing her chapter or the national membership a question or issue. Within minutes she receives enough qualified responses which enables us to go forward with a confident decision. Many AAA members have contributed to the AICPA’s practice management publications, i.e., MAP Handbook, Timesavers and more realizing the value they bring to our Practice Management world! I would have to say, without AAA as a resource for our firm (and our profession), we would be reinventing a whole lot of wheels!"
Click here to contact MSW Group's Chief Operating Officer, Mary Bartlett
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