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Compensation as a Strategic Asset: The New Paradigm

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Everyone wants to work at a successful firm where the rewards are both financial and professional.  What makes the top firms successful is not merely superior execution, though that′s a good place to start, what makes them stand out is excellence at hiring and keeping the best, and having a smart succession plan in place.  Partner compensation can be an effective tool in achieving these goals.
Authors Aquila and Rice show how to use recruiting, retention, goal–setting, evaluation, and pay for performance practices recommended by the top CPA firm management consultants.
This is the one guide you need, tailored specifically for professional practices, to implement the leading methods to align compensation with performance and strategic initiatives.
You get:
  • Analysis of leading views on performance management, hiring, and retention
  • Specific, step–by–step guidance on how to implement compensation systems that align to goal–setting and performance measurement
  • Methods for growing the compensation pie to pay for excellent results
Compensation as a Strategic Asset shows how to align mission, vision, values, strategy, leadership, goal–setting, performance management and compensation to achieve long–term success at your firm.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780870516597
ISBN-10: 0870516590
Pagini: 224
Dimensiuni: 215 x 277 x 12 mm
Greutate: 0.53 kg
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

Public țintă

CPAs, financial professionals

Cuprins

FOREWORD xi PREFACE xiii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xvii
CHAPTER 1 Why We Need a New Compensation Paradigm 1
Paradigm Shifts in the Accounting Profession 1
Paradigm Shifts in Owner Compensation 7
Final Thoughts 11
CHAPTER 2 How to Grow the Compensation Pie: The Leadership Factor 15
What It Takes to Be a Leader 16
What Leaders Do 16
How to Be a Leader 20
Final Thoughts 20
CHAPTER 3 Growing the Compensation Pie: The Big Picture Factor 23
The 7S Model 23
Applying the 7S Elements to Accounting Firms 25
The Organizational Effectiveness Cycle 26
Final Thoughts 28
CHAPTER 4 How to Grow the Compensation Pie: The Mission/Vision/Values Factor 31
Determining Mission and Vision 31
Developing Values 34
Final Thoughts 35
CHAPTER 5 How to Grow the Compensation Pie: The Balanced Scorecard Factor 37
The Balanced Scorecard 37
Building the Scorecard 41
Strategy Maps 46
Final Thoughts 48
CHAPTER 6 Compensation Terminology and Criteria 51
Compensation Terminology 51
Total Compensation 57
Compensation Criteria 58
Final Thoughts 66
CHAPTER 7 Current Compensation Methods 71
Formula Method 73
Equal Pay Method 75
Lockstep Method 76
Hybrid Approach Method 77
Managing Owner Decides Method 77
All Owners Decide Method 78
Ownership Percentage Method 79
Pay for Performance Method 80
Eat What You Kill Method 80
Compensation Committee Method 81
Executive Committee Method 83
Pen and Paper Method 83
Final Thoughts 83
CHAPTER 8 Designing a New Compensation System: It s About People 95
The War for Talent Is Not Over 95
Get the Right People on the Bus 98
Final Thoughts 101
CHAPTER 9 Designing a New Compensation System: Attract, Reward, and Retain Top Performers 103
Key Learnings 103
What Makes a Good Plan 105
Designing a Compensation Plan 107
Rolling Out the Plan 109
Incentive Plan Success Factors 109
Include Noncash Rewards 110
Final Thoughts 111
CHAPTER 10 Setting Goals and Managing Performance 113
Line of Sight or Cascading Performance Goals 113
Set Cascading Performance Goals 115
Prepare to Write Cascading Performance Goals 116
Write Cascading Performance Goals 117
Define Measures of Success for Cascading Performance Goals 118
Categories of Cascading Goal Measures 119
Set Tasks and Action Steps 123
Determine Personal Readiness Level 124
Prepare Final Cascading Performance Goals 125
Manage Performance 125
Final Thoughts 127
CHAPTER 11 Is a Pay for Performance System Right for You? 133
Pay for Performance Challenges 133
Performance–Based Compensation Is Not a Silver Bullet 135
Getting Started Diagnose Before You Design 136
Goals and Attributes of an Effective Compensation System 136
Building a Pay for Performance Plan 137
Structuring a Pay for Performance Compensation System 140
Providing Feedback in a Pay for Performance
Compensation System 143
Translating Performance Into Compensation 144
Effects of a Pay for Performance Compensation System 144
Final Thoughts 144
CHAPTER 12 Pay for Performance: Align Compensation to Firm Initiatives 151
Only Performance Is Reality 152
Align Compensation to Strategic Goals 152
Real–Life Example One A Firm in Transition 153
Real–Life Example Two One Managing Owner s Wake–Up Call 154
Real–Life Example Three Needed: Firm Growth; Challenge: How to Get There 156
Real–Life Example Four Tiered Reward System 157
Real–Life Example Five Compensation System in a Mid–Sized Firm 157
Real–Life Example Six Using the Balanced Scorecard 158
Final Thoughts 159
CHAPTER 13 Compensating the Managing Owner 167
What Is a Managing Owner Worth? 167
What Is an Administrative Owner? 173
What Is a Real Managing Owner Worth? 173
What Are Managing Owners Paid? 173
Final Thoughts 173
CHAPTER 14 What Will You Do Tomorrow? 175
Four Keys to Success 175
Considerations 176
Benefits 177
Final Thoughts 177
APPENDIX 2006 Owner Compensation Survey 179
BIBLIOGRAPHY 187

Notă biografică

August J Aquila, an internationally known consultant, speaker, and author, has held leading positions in the accounting profession for more than 25 years. He currently heads AQUILA Global Advisors, LLC, a full–service consulting firm to accounting and other professional services firms.
Coral L. Rice is one of the accounting profession s top consultants and executive coaches in the areas of organizational development, compensation, and learning. She serves as a global senior consultant in FranklinCovery s 4 Disciplines of Execution practice and has served both Fortune 100 and smaller clients in a variety of consulting roles.