We are new to the Xero Partner Program and are in the process of thinking about where to offer more than a single level of services. Our practice is has a presence in the New York City, Chicago and San Francisco Markets. We are unusual in that > 80% of our revenue is non recurring year over year.While accounting compliance services are relatively standardized all over the world. we limit ourselves to four verticals. You can get a sense of our practice from[url=http://abizinabox.com] aBIZinaBOX.com[/url]
The one that is particularly unique is a very strong presence in private equity and hedge funds. We would tremendously appreciate the opportunity to meet other partners with experience in that vertical. We have a national reputation in the United States for complex pass-thru entity taxation, and would gladly share that expertise.
We are also Salesforce.com Consulting Partners for > 10 years and Google Apps Resellers. In addition to financial advisory and taxation, we have substantial experience in the Enterprise space in the verticals where we practice. We have multiple admin. and architect certifications from sales force, Google Apps, and social media such as hootsuit.com. and marketo.com.
The major portion of our wok is transactional tax which is described on our website. The SFDC and Google practice is the next portion. We have substantially all of our data entry, bookkeeping, and essentially thru senior review done virtually by our partner in India. The sting reality in the verticals where we practice is that both cloud accounting software and virtual services to execute either have or are very close to being entirely commoditized in our markets, much like what happened with fax, cable and broadband in the recent past.
With the Godaddys entering the space rapidsly, at least in our market, the assumption with virtual cloud accounting has already become you have services, “so does everyone else and theirs is the same, so keep cheap, don’t bother me, and don’t screw it up”. I realize that somewhat harsh, and we are an absolute exception being in the most sophisticated, rapidly moving and sophisticated markets globally. The key to success is providing significant and recognizable value for consultation services.
Our market is such that we routinely bid and win against Big 4 and major law firms for assignments. Out consulting fees are billed on a per diem basis and start at USD 200/hr for new staff and USD 475/hr for partners.
If anyone within this channel is similarly positioned and could share insight and experience that we will go through the same painful process to acquire as everyone else, your experience would be welcomed.
Likewise, if we can share our expertise, particularly in the verticals where were operate, and taxation of pass through entities [partnership, LLC and S Corpration] and complex financial structures and that includes international to most of the EU and Japan. Please do let us know.
Best – aBIZinaBOX