Breaking the paradigm is all about breaking the current mold and developing a new way of thinking. When it comes to pricing accounting services, it's now time for accountants to embrace a new model.Most other professionals don't charge by the hour - real estate brokers, physicians, life insurance agents, stockbrokers, business brokers. While lawyers still do, they have developed many different types of billing arrangements with clients that accountants could also use.

Let's face the fact that there is an inherent conflict of interest between the client and the service provider when it comes to billing by the hour. For the client, the value for the fees paid is the most important thing. For the service provider, the billable hour is the most important thing.

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