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How Dawn Brolin Uses Reasonable Compensation to Increase Tax Advisory Revenue


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateNovember 8, 2022
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

Progressive tax and accounting professionals are making the shift toward advisory services as a fundamental strategy to support the future viability of their firms and professional careers. To expand existing and prospective client relationships further, many of these accounting leaders are leveraging reasonable compensation analysis as an entry point to create enhanced revenue opportunities while keeping their clients in full tax compliance.

In this session, Dawn Brolin, CPA, CFE, will demonstrate how she is integrating reasonable compensation into her tax and advisory service product packages and as a revenue-generating conversation starter.

In addition, attendees will learn how to refocus a firm for the future by implementing a strategic advisory product and service line including reasonable compensation and how to add a new revenue stream serving S corp and small business clients who must calculate a salary to pay themselves. This presentation will also address how to determine reasonable compensation using three core methods and how to make the process effortless with the right technology. Attendees will also learn how to ensure your clients stay in compliance and on solid financial footing using reasonable compensation analysis.

Attend this webinar to see first-hand from a fellow practitioner how to rev up revenue by incorporating reasonable compensation analysis and the supporting technology that makes it easy to expand advisory services and ensure that clients are fully compliant with their payroll tax obligations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall how to implement a strategic advisory product and service line that includes reasonable compensation calculations

  • Identify how to calculate reasonable compensation using methods and technology

  • Recognize how to keep clients compliant and financially sound using reasonable compensation analysis

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Dawn is The Designated Motivator for Accounting Professionals and the CEO of Powerful Accounting, Inc.

For more than two decades, Dawn has been a well-known and respected educator and motivator for her clients, other accounting professionals and technology solution providers. She is known for innovative collaborations within the accounting profession including with her technology ecosystem partners which are included in her Team Brolin Starting Lineup.

Dawn is a member of the Intuit Tax Council, the ADP Advisory Board, and the Avalara QuickBooks Advisory Board. She has also received many designations and recognitions throughout her career including the most recent “The 2022 Top Presenters Awards“ by as well as Insightful Accountant’s 2020 Top Niche Practice ProAdvisor: Forensics” and one of  Accounting Today’s “2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.”

As an in-demand thought leader, speaker, and the author of The Designated Motivator and The Designated Motivator for Accounting Professionals, Dawn believes that motivation and strategic planning is not a one-time event, it is a critical part of being able to achieve the success you want for yourself and your team.

Dawn has appeared on many top-rated news programs and is consistently recognized with awards of distinction in the accounting profession. She has delivered hundreds of webinars and keynote speeches and works with many technology solution providers to help them better understand how to create and market their solutions. She is also a Designated Motivator to her peers and the collegiate softball team she is the assistant coach of at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Dawn's podcast, The DM Disruption podcast can be listened to on Apple, Spotify and Google as well as on her website,

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RCReports is a tool for Tax and Financial advisors to determine Reasonable Compensation for a client. RCReports provides a defensible position to an IRS challenge (for S-Corps), and is an excellent planning and valuation tool. RCReports synthesizes a proprietary blend of IRS criteria, Court Rulings, geographic data and our EXCLUSIVE database of wages to accurately assess Reasonable Compensation for S Corp, Small & Closely Held Business Owners.