Jody Padar, CEO and principal of the New Vision CPA Group in the Chicago area (and Accounting Today contributor), has announced “The Radical CPA: New Rules for the Future-Ready Firm,” a new online workshop on the "radical transformation of the accounting firm business model," set to premiere Dec. 16.

A book by the same name will be available free of charge for conference attendees and is also available for pre-order on the CPA Trendlines site here.

The six-hour web conference will put an emphasis on collaboration and interactivity, as attendees are encouraged to come prepared with video-capable computers for the full experience.

“This is like no CPE you’ve ever experienced before,” said Padar, in a statement. “We are building a new online technology-driven classroom to include video, complete interaction, and roundtable discussions.”

“This workshop will take everyone on a deep dive into the client services and management processes that define a future-ready firm,” Padar continued. “It’s a real opportunity for us to take our firms in new directions, with real implementation tools and a roadmap to get started."

Conference attendees will share and learn strategies on how to:

  • Plan, budget and implement cloud technologies to streamline workflows and deliver enhanced client services.
  • Shift to social media channels to both find and attract new and more profitable clients and to service those clients faster, better, cheaper.
  • Embrace a new vision of customer-driven innovation in developing and marketing new products and services and in re-inventing internal firm processes and procedures.
  • Create a new accounting firm business model to supplant timesheets and the billable hour in favor of flexible, results-driven workplaces, client focus and value-pricing.

Interested parties can register for the event here. Conference attendees will also earn six CPE credits each.  

Watch Padar's intro to the conference below: