Outside Firm Voice. As the MP you are the face of the firm in many ways. This bucket includes media relations, spokesperson for the firm, host for firm events, representing the firm at community events, firm association representative, state society and AICPA representation and probably many others unique to your firm. Some of these can be delegated but most MP's that I know carry much of this.
The MP role in your firm is a tough job. I hope that my six buckets will help you organize your work life and your priorities a little bit better. The demographics tell us that there will be a great deal of turnover of MP's in the next several years. Are you ready?
Gary Adamson is the President of Adamson Advisory, specializing in practice management consulting for CPA firms. He is an Indiana University graduate and has extensive hands on experience as the recent managing partner of a top 200 CPA firm. He can be reached at (765)488.0691 or email@example.com. For more about Adamson Advisory, visit www.adamsonadvisory.com or follow the company at www.adamsonadvisory.com/blog and www.twitter.com/adamsonadvisory.