One of the keys to success to automating tax return preparation is to map out your workflow and ensure that you are not automating a flawed process. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) techniques should also be applied to balance efficiency and quality, with the effectiveness of maintaining a client relationship and opening the door to advisory services. Attend this workshop to learn how to develop a standardized process for your firm and apply LSS techniques to optimize your workflow. Then see how these processes can be automated via software tools from vendors, with hands-on exercises in trial versions of the vendors’ tools so that you know it’s not just smoke and mirrors.
Donny is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and innovation management for small businesses, middle-market organizations, and nonprofits.
Donny is a recognized thought leader and educator in the Accounting Technology, IT Risk Management, and Performance Management fields; his dedication to helping accountants and organizations leverage strategic technologies while proactively managing their business and technical risk is paramount.
Donny also serves as an outsourced IT and Innovation "Partner" and advisor for local and regional accounting firms and internal audit departments that lack in-house IT leadership and IT audit expertise. He helps with IT risk assessments and IT advisory services, developing firms' innovation strategy, streamlining internal firm operations, and increasing staff proficiency with IT tools supporting client engagements and service delivery.
Donny is a past chairman of the AICPA's Information Management and Technology Assurance Executive Committee and a former member of its Governing Council, Assurance Services Executive Committee, and numerous other AICPA committees and task forces. Donny was recognized as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012 to 2018, Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (2013 & 2014 & 2017) by Accounting Today. He received the 2009-2010 President's Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, and was also named to CPA Technology Advisor's 40 Under 40 list in 2007 & 2009 & 2014, and was a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004.
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