Working with public accounting firms is not a big part of what we do... it's the ONLY thing we do.

For over 30 Years, Steve McIntyre-Smith has worked in and around the public accounting profession. Steve established his 'boutique' practice, serving only public accounting firms, in May 2003.

He is already acknowledged by many as a leading expert in public accounting growth, recruiting, mergers and acquisitions.

Steve is a member of the faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, and many other provincial CA Institutes, as he teaches PD courses for them from coast to coast, a member of Mensa (the high IQ society) and the Institute of Direct Marketing. He is also a sought-after public speaker and the author of several best-selling books for public accounting firms.

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Since 2001 LEDGER has been establishing a stellar reputation as the premier newsletter for public accounting firms.

Every month this FREE publication provides ideas and insights into a wide range of topics of interest to the practitioner, such as: starting, growing, buying or selling your firm, hiring great people, making more money for your efforts and so on.

It also includes a career guide section for the newer members of the profession and links to some great career opportunities and our famous public accounting salary survey.


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...Here they are, below:

Our DVD, 'Best Practices For Running Your Practice'
(1 Hour, 50 Mins).

Available Now! To order, click here.

Steve McIntyre-Smith's DVD "Best Practices For Running Your Practice" filmed during the seminar of the same name at Credit Valley Golf Club, Mississauga, offers a host of ideas for getting the best out of your practice.

This is a limited edition DVD available only on a first-come, first -served basis.

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View some clips from our best-selling DVDs...

A Clip From Our 'Best Practices' DVD
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A Clip From 'Buying A Practice'
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A Clip From 'Fire Your Pain In The Ass Clients'


Our DVD, 'Buying An Accounting Firm'
(1 Hour, 40 Mins).

Available Now! To order, click here.

In our new DVD "Buying An Accounting Firm" Steve shares a wealth of experience in buying and selling accounting firms gained during his 12 years in public accounting and the last 17 years working as a consultant to accounting firms. In this time he has brokered many deals between buyer and seller and has facilitated many mergers between public accounting firms.

In this DVD he gives you some great insights into how to best approach buying an accounting firm.

Available Now! To order, click here.



The highly acclaimed client service program, 'Towards Awesome Client Service' is available here:




Our Audio CD, 'Quantum Leap' is available here.

This audio CD tells the story of how Steve added $150,000 in revenues to his practice 'back in the day' - without doing any extra work or incurring any additional costs!



Steve's First 'Printed' Book...

Steve McIntyre-Smith's first book - 'The Succession Planning Toolkit' published by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants is now available.

Visit and check out their online store at to purchase Steve's highly acclaimed first 'real' (as opposed to e-book) book!


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See The Full Range Of DVDs...

To see the full range of DVDs coming out just for public accounting firms, click here.

Some of these great DVDs arealready available, others are in production and will be released during 2011 and 2012.

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Welcome to the web site of Steve McIntyre-Smith. This site is intended to give you an overview of our services and products, and how we might be able to help your public accounting firm grow.

'Towards Awesome Client Service', 'Practice Marketing', 'Recruiting' and 'Mergers & Acquisitions' each have their own separate web sites, accessed through this site, where we provide much more detail and offer our free reports, monthly tips, salary guide, free newsletter and downloadable ebooks.

So, how can we help you today?

In short, we are your total solution for practice growth.

We ONLY work with public accounting firms, helping you to:

  • Find new clients
  • Keep your existing clients longer
  • Provide more services, of higher value, to clients
  • Generate more quality referrals for your firm
  • Provide an awesome client service experience to encourage the above
  • Find new quality staff members
  • Buy or sell your practice
  • Learn new marketing skills through coaching and through our books, DVDs, CDs, publications and newsletters

We do this through a variety of methods, but each service is individually tailored to your specific needs.

Our monthly newsletter, LEDGER, goes out to almost seven thousand public accounting firms every month - and it's free to join. Sign Up Here!

Enjoy your visit today, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 905-842-2284.

Our new FREE DVD for those who pass the UFE...

A World Of Choice - Now You've Passed The UFE, What's Next?


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Each year, as The UFE Results are announced, we will be sending out this new DVD - ONLY to those who sign up for it.

To reserve your FREE copy, click here include in your email the following: Your full name, employer, work address, home delivery address for us to mail the DVD to, and a daytime telephone number.

A World Of Choice - Now You've Passed The UFE, What's Next?

An hour long discussion with Steve McIntyre-Smith about all your career options now you're about to become a CA. Topics covered include

  • Should I stay where I am or move on?
  • Do I stay in public accounting or go into industry?
  • Do need to work for a large firm, mid-tier firm or a smaller firm?
  • Where do I want my career to go in the long run?
  • What about specializing?
  • Do I need to pick a specialty right now or can it wait?
  • What if I stay where I am for now, what can I expect?
  • and much, much more!

A priceless aide to helping you see through the fog that surrounds the newly qualified CA.

Listen to an objective opinion from Canada's leading public accounting expert, Steve McIntyre-Smith, and then you be the judge!

To reserve your FREE copy, Email us at, including your full name, employer, delivery address for us to mail the DVD to, and a daytime telephone number.

A Polite Notice For Those Who Would Like To Receive This Free DVD:

Incomplete requests will be ignored.

In order to receive this, you must have written the UFE in the last 2 years, that is why we need you to confirm your employer - we will NOT be calling your employer - but we will verify your status online with the Institute and our own database.


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