Brad Hughes is a co-founder of Beech Valley Solutions, the premiere network that connects CPAs with freelance opportunities in advisory, assurance and tax. Beech Valley consultants enjoy higher pay for every hour worked, the flexibility to accept or reject projects, and the ability to diversify their skill sets.

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How to Grow Your CPA Firm by Leveraging Flash Teams

In a New York Times piece, The Pop-Up Employer: Build a Team, Do the Job, Say Goodbye, a mobile app team which developed True Story, a popular game, is highlighted. What was unique about this team? None of the team members worked for the same organization. They had no...

The Gig Economy for CPAs: Your Secret Weapon to Compete with the Big 4

Historically, bigger has often been considered better. This is true for our large meals, massive vehicles, and ideal paychecks. It’s also been the association for large accounting firms, which is why they have always been able to gather clients by the truckload....

Considering a Switch from Audit to Accounting Advisory? Here are some of your best options.

In public accounting, Accounting Advisory is all the rage. What exactly is accounting consulting? Is it something you should consider? If the only reason you’re in audit is because you’re not ready to go directly into industry, then yes! You should probably consider...

How it works: Client travel with Beech Valley

Highlights: Some projects require out-of-town travel; some don’t. You will be reimbursed for all out-of-town travel engagements. We compensate freelancers half their hourly rate for time spent on out-of-town travel. Oftentimes, flexible arrangements can be worked out...

Three ways you can travel the world for cheap as an accounting freelancer

Can I really afford to travel the world? That sounds expensive. Almost anyone can go on extravagant, life-changing vacations without increasing their overall monthly spend. And as a CPA freelancer, it’s even easier. Recently I wrote on Going Concern about how you can...