Accounting Today, the national magazine for senior public accounting and tax professionals, just announced their list of the top 2013 Managing Partners. Winners were nominated by the employees of each firm by completing multiple in-depth questions ranging from how the MP leads, creates the culture and values their people, to how they innovate and plan for the future. Ed Guttenplan, Managing Partner and Co-founder of Wilkin & Guttenplan, was selected as one of this year's 10 winners. The magazine highlighted a particular strength of each winner. For Ed, the focus was
"Planning for Success."
"You can take it for granted that each of our MP Elite runs a successful firm; the question is, what characteristics led to that success? With Ed Guttenplan, we strongly suspect it has something to do with a deeply ingrained planning habit, and an equally deep-seated concern for his employees. Wilkin & Guttenplan has had a formal strategic plan for over 20 years (most firms still don't have one), and has had a succession plan in place for 15 years (ditto). Guttenplan himself often leads the firm's annual partner retreat, which is heavy on strategic planning.
That kind of foresight and long-term thinking allows Guttenplan to focus on developing his staff. He plays a major role in identifying future leaders for the firm's Professional Growth Academy, and has built a strong "family-like" culture at the firm. It's certainly paying off: The firm reports extremely low turnover, with average partner tenure of over 20 years."
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