Jay Abraham: Marketing Legend and Business Growth Expert about Hitendra Patil

Hitendra Patil is an invaluable asset to the accounting profession, who needs to be contributing to each CPA in America. I have come to know the work of Mr. Patil. He has taken complicated and powerful understandings of critical and high-performing methodology to help accountants sustain and expand their high-valued services to the entrepreneurial world. With more entrepreneurs emerging in the next 5 years, and more accountants in need of guidance to connect and serve, this man's value is invaluable to his profession.

“Accountants need to be more than just accountants and Hitendra creates a way for accountants to look at themselves. He calls it the Accountaneur®. This book contains a great deal of new thought about what accountants should be doing. It is a required read for all professionals, partners, and non-partners. Leaders at accounting firms have a huge responsibility to create a business environment conducive for growth and achievement, not just at their firms, but especially for their clients. Hitendra brings a perspective that helps accounting firm leaders find answers to key questions that will lead to entrepreneurial achievement.”

August J. Aquila, CEO, AQUILA Global Advisors LLC, consultant to professional service firms, author and speaker.

“In my book Passport to Partnership, I define the critical behaviours and mindset that underpins any leadership development program for growth-minded firms. Accountaneur helps you get into that growth-mindset through a deeper understanding of how to entrepreneurially apply the power of behavioral sciences and technology to your practice.”

Martin Bissett, founder of The Upward Spiral Partnership

“What impressed me the first time I met Hitendra is his drive to help others reach their potential. This book does just that. You will learn and appreciate what an important role the accountant plays in our business and personal lives. Hitendra makes the profession come alive. If you are in the accounting profession, or thinking about it, you must read this book!”

Chester Elton, New York Times best-selling author of “The Carrot Principle,” “All In” and “What Motivates Me”

“Entrepreneurs create wealth and opportunities for others. Entrepreneurial accountants make it possible for entrepreneurs. Accountaneur® is a probing question-bank for accountants who want to be entrepreneurial.”

Allan D. Koltin, CPA, CEO, Koltin Consulting Group Inc.

“I am an entrepreneur and my business is accounting, bookkeeping, tax services and business advisory. I have lived over 35 years of my professional life by this unwavering maxim: ‘The art of business is to explore the opportunities, understand the accounting information and efficiently implement processes, systems and rules to best seize the opportunity.’ As an entrepreneur, I live by the conscious observation of ‘what’s happening’ and the ‘uncertainty of what if:’ How else can I make it better? I find opportunities to deliver value that enhance the lives of my clients. Hitendra’s book, Accountaneur, is encouraging, addresses the transformative appeal to the entrepreneur in every accountant to help find new value, to produce and deliver as entrepreneurial accountants.

Alex Alvarez, CPA, MBA, and CEO of Business Management Services LLC

“Extensive coverage. I am sure the discerning accountants will buy and use the book in their practice.”

P. V. Maiya, former Co-Founder, Chairman, Managing Director, ICICI Bank Ltd., India’s largest private sector bank.

“In Accountaneur, there are insights on how accounting and tax professionals can turn technology expenditures into a competitive advantage, with the additional benefit of more take-home revenue for the practitioner.”

Randolph P. Johnston, Chairman and CEO, Network Management Group

“The World Bank reports that 80 percent of the developed world’s wealth resides in human capital, illustrating that we’ve been in a knowledge economy since the 1950s. Yet most accounting firms are utilizing a business model developed during the Industrial Era, with a relentless focus on efficiency and a “we sell time” mentality. Hitendra Patil sets out to challenge this sclerotic thinking in Accountaneur: The Entrepreneurial Accountant. General Eric Shinseki was fond of saying, “If you don’t like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less.” Following the brisk advice in this book—from changing your business model to a focus on developing your firm’s human capital, and more—will keep your firm relevant as we encounter an increasingly turbulent and changing marketplace.”

Ronald J. Baker, author, ”Implementing Value Pricing; Mind Over Matter,

“Accounting is a noble profession and yet most accountants don’t realize their full potentials simply because they are stuck in a rut. But if you’re one of those accountants who have the fire in their belly to realize their full potential, not just to meet clients expectation but exceed client expectations and make their practices thrive – then you’ll find Accountaneur to be an excellent resource.”

Dr. Chandra Bhansali, CEO, AccountantsWorld, 100 Most Influential People in Accounting

“WHY and WHEN. These two words from Hitendra’s writings and personal counsel have had a defining impact on me personally and my practice over the last few years. I wish I had understood the difference between WHY and BECAUSE, and WHEN and IF, decades ago. Hitendra taught me over the years that WHY is driven by a plan and purpose instead of BECAUSE, a reaction to the circumstances. WHEN is driven from confidence and determination, and IF is driven from uncertainty. His wisdom from life and the profession really helps you connect the dots in your thought process to get to WHY, and to WHEN from Because and If. I have been leading a successful firm for over three decades but I found that the intelligence Accoutaneur brings from across the profession is so highly valuable for any Accountant, at any stage of their career, to truly unleash his/her potential.”

Katrina Geety, CPA, President of Geety, Blair & Associates P.A. and Accountants’ Workflow Solutions, Inc.

“Accountaneur: The Entrepreneurial Accountant, by Hitendra R Patil, highlights the changing role of the accountant. To survive in this new world, the accountant has to become truly an entrepreneur. The business owners in this economy are looking to the professional – their CPA – to guide them and lead them to success and growth. Hitendra describes this role of an accountant and he awakens accountants to become entrepreneurs. He does so in plain simple English. The book will help an accountant to bring about this change and become an accountaneur. This change is not a choice. Is inevitable if accountants are to survive and thrive.

Amit Chandel, CPA CTP CVA CFE CTRS LLM -T CExP, Principal/Owner – Focus CPA Group, Inc.