Part 2: Making Accounting Firms Great Again - A Talk About Leadership And Collaboration
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Brett Kelly, CEO of one of the fastest growing accounting firms in Australia, is back by popular demand, rated as one of the top podcasts we recorded, we’re glad to have him back for a meaningful conversation that will have you hooked and wanting more.

Sit back and watch as we present our first ever video podcast where Brett opens up about his plans, ideas and worthwhile sentiments about the accounting industry.

  • His Covid response and what has been happening for the past 2 years in the industry and how Kelly Partners has proven that his business is recession and pandemic proof
  • How to take care of your people with and without a pandemic
  • The secret to good teamwork and great leadership
  • His take on discrimination - ageism, sexism and homophobia
  • Flexibility vs. keeping it status quo
  • Prediction for the next 12 months
  • Secret sauce to Kelly Partners fast growth - their firm structure and how they compare to the rest of the industry
  • Bottom up vs. top down leadership
  • Organic growth of firms and acquisitions
  • Managing multiple partners and equity
  • What you need to do when you take over a firm
  • His new 10-year plan

"I said to investors, "I genuinely believe this is a recession proof business", it's very well structured and I took the pandemic as an opportunity to prove the strength and fitness of the business and our people, and prove the business was pandemic proof."

Contact Info

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