#BeMore

We believe every day is a chance to #BeMore. GHJ helps employees and clients be the best we can be and enjoy life to the fullest. Our #BeMore blogs dive deeper into our Firm philosophy and highlights this culture.

    Empowering Women to Lead

    It is a unique time for women in business. More than ever before, women are being heard and recognized as valuable members of the work force. According to Grant Thornton’s 2019 Women in Business Report, women hold 29 percent of senior management roles and 87 percent of global businesses have at [...]

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      Part Spartan, Part CPA

      As most who will read this know, the life of a CPA is very busy. Long hours, tight project timelines and competing priorities make it easy to let certain things fall to the wayside. Add having a family and LA traffic, and we all tend to stop doing certain things we enjoyed in our youth. For me the [...]

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        A New Opportunity in the Midwest

        The evolution of the traditional workforce has made a significant impact on how Green Hasson Janks (GHJ) finds and retains top talent. With this evolving workforce, GHJ had two options: 1) resist and risk losing great talent or 2) lean into and embrace the changes. GHJ chose to embrace those [...]

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          Innovation’s Secret Weapon: A Diverse Workplace

          When a business has more women in leadership positions, or significant numbers of diverse decision makers, it will generate more profits and out perform competitors. Research backs this up: McKinsey found that diverse companies studied were 35% more likely to have financial results above industry [...]

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            Year 2: Lessons Learned

            It has been just over one year since I officially took the role of Managing Partner. During this time, I have learned many lessons, faced many challenges and embraced even more opportunities. It has been the most professionally rewarding time of my career and a great year for Green Hasson Janks. [...]

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              That’s How We Roll - #BeMore for #Balance

              “Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” - Rumi Balance is hard for anyone pursuing a life worth living. Juggling professional and personal demands and dreams is perhaps the toughest life lesson. Especially today: the world has gotten faster and more demanding. Technology is both an [...]

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                The Evolving Employee DNA

                Originally published in Small Business Magazine Today As the profession evolves, it is important to identify and understand an accounting firm’s evolving “DNA” or culture. How we hire, develop and nurture our talent is the foundation for a successful organization and thriving employees. The [...]

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                  #BeMore for the Holidays

                  For many, the holidays are a time to convene with family and recharge our energy. We reflect on our gratitude for one another, and the clients we serve. And we gear up for inspiration to move into the year ahead, with a renewed commitment to one another. With this in mind, Green Hasson Janks [...]

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                    Leadership: Lighting the Way for Others

                    Diwali is the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. Also spelled deepavali, which means festival of lights: deep means "light" and avali "a row" to become "a row of lights." Diwali traditionally is marked by five days of celebrations. This year, Nov. 7 is the first of the five-day [...]

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                      To Fly, or Not to Fly

                      I was always a science nerd and enjoyed understanding why things work the way they do, right down to the physics – especially planes and rockets. Whilst it may sound cliché, flying is something that has interested me from an early age, I distinctly remember visiting Cape Canaveral and being [...]

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                        Creating the “Right” Vision

                        Originally published on Berbay Marketing and PR Every legal professional knows the importance of branding, yet few firms do it successfully. Determining your brand and internal culture is no easy task, but it is essential if you want your firm to thrive. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. [...]

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                          Innovation Without Inclusion is Risky at Best

                          This was originally published in the Los Angeles Business Journal on July 30, 2018. Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple said that,“Inclusion of diversity inspires innovation. The best companies in the land will be the most diverse.” Apple has long been the standard bearer for innovation. It is rare for [...]

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                            Philosophies of a Working Dad

                            There is traditionally a negative stigma about the demanding work environment of public accounting and consulting. If the perception is based on the long hours and deadlines, then I understand the associated disapproval. But if viewed through the lens of making a difference and helping clients [...]

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                              Rise Up To #BeMore

                              I spend my life balancing (well, at least trying to balance) the responsibilities of being a father and husband, leading a firm and taking care of myself. I truly love it and am blessed to have all of the opportunities life has afforded. However, in this busy life I do sometimes find myself [...]

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                                Your Client Experience Matters Now More Than Ever

                                Your Client Experience Matters Now More Than Ever: Top 5 reasons 2018 can be a break-out year for B2B CMOs Of course clients matter. That is why we’re in business: to serve our clients’ needs. At Green Hasson Janks we strive to help our clients #BeMore every day. It is through understanding our [...]

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                                  Thanksgiving: A Time for Reflection

                                  The Thanksgiving holiday is one of my favorite weeks of the year. My kid’s school is closed for the week and we have made a family tradition to visit their Grandmother in Arizona. There is no getting up for school, rushing to the office, driving to soccer etc. It is truly the one week of the year [...]

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                                    Return to Work

                                    You’ll never truly be ready for the challenges and uncertainty of being a new parent. When I found out I was pregnant with Ava, I immediately began thinking about how to balance my career while being a new mother. It was not easy at first, but with careful planning, support from my team at work and [...]

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                                      “Busy Season?” Yes and No.

                                      I went on vacation in early April for a week. There, I said it. It had been a secret I had been carrying around the office for months. I even felt guilty about it. The few people I even mentioned it to looked at me with bewilderment. But that’s not where it ends. I had the gall to not work in the [...]

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                                        5 Secret Weapons: How Nonprofits Can #BeMore

                                        At Green Hasson Janks, we believe every day is a chance to #BeMore. Not do more. Not work more. Instead, we encourage one another to be the best we can be for one another – and our clients. In this era where technology has made life move faster than ever, we all need efficiency more than ever. [...]

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                                          Jest In Show

                                          Hi, my name is Kyle, and I feel very uncomfortable writing in the first person. This is pretty ironic considering I spend my time outside of work talking in the first person onstage doing stand-up comedy. Yes, an accountant is doing stand-up comedy. It’s 2017. Things don’t have to make sense [...]

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                                            #BeMore and The Myth of Having It All

                                            Co-authors: Brianne Cannon, Lauren Haverlock, Mari-Anne Kehler and Anita Wu At Green Hasson Janks, we believe every day is a chance to #BeMore. Not do more. Not work more. Instead, we encourage one another to be the best we can be and enjoy life to the fullest. With our commitment to [...]

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                                              GHJ’s #GivingBack Focus Allows Me To #BeMore

                                              Liam is 21 and has two weekly volunteer jobs: helping care for to-be-adopted cats and making/delivering lunch to Meals on Wheels clients. It is not so unusual, I guess, for a man to be so passionate about giving back to his community. Except this one thing about Liam: he was diagnosed with severe [...]

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                                                #BeMore

                                                “Work life balance” and “flex schedule” are two phrases that have been thrown around and overused in the accounting profession for years. In concept they are great. They provide opportunity for me to fit more things into my day. I can now work my 10+ hour day, take the kids to school, have a [...]

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                                                  Travel Has Made Me a Better Accountant

                                                  As an international tax expert, traveling to countries around the world gives me a perspective and sense of how other people live and do business. I’ve been to many countries in Europe (to some several times), as well as to Africa and China (including Hong Kong). Most recently, I went to Vietnam [...]

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                                                    The Greater Good

                                                    The following is adapted from a speech given by Donella at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women’s Summit on May 23, 2016 (Green Hasson Janks was a sponsor). Donella is Board President of the Downtown Women’s Center, the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively dedicated to addressing the [...]

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                                                      Who We Are

                                                      Reflecting on our annual firm-wide Community Day last week, I am reminded of a saying we have here at Green Hasson Janks: “Serving the nonprofit community is not just what we do; it is who we are.” Community service is a central part of the Firm’s identity, and we promote this company culture [...]

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