Tax return season doesn’t have to be hell!
Practice Growth Expert Kerry Riley has noticed a mindset shift in the accountants she coaches.
Here, she explains what’s changed and the difference it’s made.
“A remarkable transformation is underway! The mindset of the accountants I work with has undergone a significant shift. The reason behind this change is crystal clear: they’ve stopped taking any nonsense from their clients.
Breaking Free from the Norms
Gone are the days of passively waiting for clients to send in their information. These accountants are stepping into a new era where they refuse to tolerate excuses or delays. This change is not just about meeting deadlines; it’s a manifestation of a newfound assertiveness.
The Power of Saying No
Accountants have realised the power of saying “no” to the chaos and stress caused by late information. By setting higher standards and demanding timely cooperation, they have taken control of the narrative.
Uncompromising Commitment to Excellence
This shift in mindset reflects an uncompromising commitment to excellence. They are no longer willing to act as slaves to their clients and compromise the quality of their work.
Efficiency and Client Satisfaction
The refusal to accept delays and late information is also a commitment to their clients. When information comes in early, it gives the accountant time to fully understand the business’ position and offer advice for strengthening any weaknesses. So the client can make informed decisions for the future, as well as avoiding penalties.
A Culture of Accountability
This shift in mindset also creates a culture of accountability within accounting firms and an environment where everyone understands the importance of their role in the tax return process.
Embracing Technology for Streamlined Processes
As part of this mindset shift, accountants are increasingly leveraging technology. They embrace automation tools and software to streamline workflows, minimise errors and expedite the tax return process. As well as enhancing efficiency, this also allows them to focus on more strategic aspects of financial management.
The change in mindset that I’ve seen is truly exciting. It shows that tax return season doesn’t have to be hell. You don’t have to work 80 hours a week and end up completely exhausted. There really is a better way.”
At AVN Inspiring Accountants, mindset is one of the first things we tackle. So, if you want to find out more, book a virtual coffee with Kerry and have a chat: https://www.avn.co.uk/bookacall/