This week on The Accounting Success Podcast, I interview Bruce Buchanan, CPA and President/Managing Principal of Berlin Ramos in Rockville, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C. The firm has 52 employees and 5 current partners, and specializes in the real estate industry. Bruce began his public accounting career as an entry-level accountant with Berlin Ramos in 1973. He has continued with the firm ever since, becoming a manager in 1981, a principal in 1985 and taking on his current role of managing principal in 1994. He started playing in a rock ‘n’ roll band in the 70’s – and still plays today.
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Bruce works with a diverse portfolio of clients in many types of businesses, with a heavy emphasis on sophisticated tax planning, retirement and estate planning, and business advisory services. He has extensive experience overseeing audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements for various businesses and industries, including real estate ventures, professional service groups, retail businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. Some of the topics we covered include:
- How to look different from other CPA firms in the Washington Beltway
- What it takes to get awarded as Accounting Today’s “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” for 8 years running
- What’s a Toastmasters Group doing inside an accounting practice?
- How Berlin Ramos uses “reverse mentoring” to get closer to next-generation accountants
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