About INSIDE Public Accounting

The Platt Group, based in Indianapolis, was founded in 2006 by husband and wife team Mike and Kelly Platt, who purchased INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) from founder Martha Hudson-Sawyer after a successful 20-year run. This highly regarded independent publication was formerly known as Bowman’s Accounting Report. IPA publishes two award-winning publications: the IPA newsletter and the annual IPA National Benchmarking Report, along with in-depth reports focused on IT, HR and firm administration.

Kelly Platt

Mike Platt

Kelly is the managing principal of INSIDE Public Accounting and has a deep understanding of the inner workings of CPA firms. Mike is the managing principal of The Platt Group and has been assisting accounting firm leaders grow their practices and achieve their goals since 1985.

The Platt Group is dedicated to helping firm leaders, and their firms, achieve their ultimate potential. Whether they are researching the latest trends, benchmarking leading firms, or working with leaders to share and garner knowledge, the Platts are always looking for ways to help.

In addition to the newsletter, IPA produces one of the most comprehensive benchmarking reports in the profession. Independent and confidential, the report is a valuable tool to improve firm management. More than 500 firms trust IPA with detailed financial information annually.

Information is everywhere…But “INSIDER information” and unique insight, reporting, analysis and benchmarking trends by a team with more than four decades of combined experience make INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) stand out from the rest.

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