Why It Pays To Use An Accountant

What is the advantage of using an external accountant? For family businesses, the benefits are significant, according to Francesco Barbera of Stetson University and Tim Hasso of Queensland University of Technology, who recently joined Assistant Editor Karen Vinton on the Family Business Review podcast. Their article, “Do We Need to Use an Accountant? The Sales Growth and Survival Benefits to Family SMEs,” is forthcoming in FBR and now available in the journal’s OnlineFirst section.

FBR_72ppiRGB_150pixW“The old view of an accountant as a bean counter isn’t the reality anymore,” Dr. Hasso explained. “Oftentimes, they become a quasi-consultant who provides advice on a wide range of topics, including operations, strategy, and sometimes even marketing.” Click here to download the podcast interview, or subscribe on iTunes by following this link.

fbarberaFrancesco Barbera is an Assistant Professor at the Family Enterprise Center at Stetson University. His research is focused on technical and scale efficiency differentials between family and non-family firms using an economic framework.

thassoTim Hasso is a lecturer in the School of Accountancy at the Queensland University of Technology. His research focuses on the intersection of accounting topics and family firms.

karen_vintonKaren L. Vinton, Ph.D., is assistant editor of FBR and Professor Emeritus of Business at the College of Business at Montana State University, where she founded the University’s Family Business Program.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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