Do you wish you had more time to work with your clients? The quickest and cheapest path to additional capacity lies in improving your practice’s efficiency. Not sure on where to start? Start with what bothers you first, build a mindset of continuous process improvement and incorporate the best practices of other high-performing progressive firms to realize efficiency gains of upwards of 50%.

In this FREE lecture, get an overview of the entire six lecture Efficiency 101 (EFF-101) course and learn about all things processes, management (projects, tasks and email), and technology.

Primary lecturers

Joe Carufe

President, Two Roads


Let me make one thing clear: I’m not a CPA. And I’ve only been President of Two Roads since November 2016. So why should you pay any attention to a 29-year-old millennial? Because several lessons learned in the accounting industry will enable you to thrive in the tech-saturated, cloud-based, millennial-dominated, on-demand world we now live in.

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Ian Vacin

VP Education & Partnerships, Karbon


Ian is passionate about helping accounting professionals be as successful as possible in order to positively impact the small businesses they serve. With 25+ years of experience in technology & process improvement and 15+ years of leadership experience in the accounting industry at Karbon, Xero, and Intuit, Ian is an recognized expert, innovator and teacher in the field of practice efficiency and growth.

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Guest lecturers

Adrian is a Practicing Fellow of VeraSage Institute, an avid imaginer of how to make business more human, and helping accountants transform to enable stronger, more focused businesses.

Managing technology products for accountants around the world for the last 10 years, Sara has a unique understanding of their needs and pain points when it comes to running an efficient practice.

A successful entrepreneur, Stuart is on a mission to positively change the accounting industry, helping accountants run efficient, high growth firms and deliver outstanding service to their clients.


This course is part of the Lecture+ plan and includes the following activities and materials:

  • Pre-work exercise
  • On-demand lecture
  • Lecture slides (PDF)
  • Firmwork exercise

If interested, you can also choose from the Lecture Only or Group Live plans.


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify bottlenecks and define a critical path
  • Narrow down to your best process optimize
  • Understand best practices for checklists & tasks
  • Identify the process for choosing technology
  • Know which additional Efficiency 101 lecture is right for you and your firm.

Additional courses

"Overview of Practice Efficiency" is the first lecture of the Efficiency (EFF-101) course. In this six part lecture series, you will get a guided journey on how to identify bottlenecks, standardize common processes and implement efficient workflows to grow your firm’s bottom-line. The full course curriculum includes:

  • Lecture 1: Overview of practice efficiency
  • Lecture 2: Standardized processes
  • Lecture 3: Process mapping
  • Lecture 4: Checklists & tasks
  • Lecture 5: Email management
  • Lecture 6: Technology (picking & choosing)


Classes are self-paced and available on-demand.
Enroll today to start your learning journey.

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Need help choosing? Take a free, 5 minute practice excellence assessment to pinpoint the exact course and lecture that will make the most impact for you and your firm

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