[IMGCAP(1)]After watching a weekend of football, it is obvious how important the fundamentals are to success. The teams that rely on the big play are inconsistent. Basic blocking and tackling aren’t that interesting, but without them, they will prevent teams from winning. The same is true with your performance as a professional accountant.

If you ignore the basics, you will find yourself losing—losing energy and losing focus. And eventually it translates into losing engagements and losing clients. In the end, you lose your professional stature and career fulfillment. And to think it all started with ignoring the fundamentals. So let’s review the three essential practices that will ensure success.

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