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Jan 17, 2024

This episode of the Small Firm Philosophy podcast features an interview with Chet Buchman, CPA, CGMA, managing partner of Kansas-based accounting firm Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk and Loyd, LLC (SJHL). In this discussion, Buchman describes his firm’s multi-year journey to offering more advisory services, including the big mistake they made at the beginning and what they learned from it. He also explains SJHL’s strategy for reducing busy season hours for staff and partners.   

SFP is produced by AICPA & CIMA’s firm services team, aka the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS). PCPS manager Erin Hartman, CPA, conducted the interview. This episode is part of an ongoing content series on accounting firm business model transformation that PCPS is leading for AICPA & CIMA. 

For more on the series, check out the Transforming Your Business Model landing page. To learn more about Chet Buchman and his firm, go to the SJHL website.