Krystal Pollitz, Sr. Marketing Coordinator
Postlethwaite & Netterville, A Professional Accounting Corporation (P&N), received an EDGE Award for 2016 Internal Technology Initiative. P&N also received an award for 2016 Innovative Firm Initiative at the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) Global annual conference in Houston, Texas.
P&N received the Internal Technology Innovation award for its use of Atlassian’s JIRA to enhance project management visibility and efficiency across the firm’s multiple service areas and departments. This technology helped provide visibility with real-time project dashboards, resource capacity calendars, and cross-project dependency linking. It also increased efficiencies by helping our application development team to automate manual processes, streamline business workflows, and simplify our business team’s project review processes.
JIRA was initially implemented for use by P&N’s application development team, but they quickly realized JIRA’s potential for managing internal and external client engagements. The flexibility of JIRA allows the P&N team to manage complex projects or simple day-to-day tasks all within in the same system. P&N now offers JIRA implementation consulting to clients to assist in managing on-going operations as well as projects of varying size and scope.
P&N also received the Innovative Firm Initiative award for its development of Pounce®, an innovative and easy-to-use, web-based system designed for service providers in the accounting, business consulting, legal and architect/engineer/contractor (A/E/C) industries. The purpose of the system is to provide employees access to marketing collateral and resumes to aid in business development and sales efforts. The development of Pounce® was a collaborative effort between the application development team of P&N Technology Services Group and the marketing and business development professionals of P&N. Learn more about Pounce® at www.GoPounce.com.
“Innovation is one of our firm’s core values, and we are proud to foster a culture in which creative thinking and problem-solving are encouraged and recognized” says P&N’s CEO and Managing Director William Balhoff. “By bringing a unique perspective to problem-solving and using technology to improve our processes, our clients, our firm and our profession benefit.”
P&N is a founding member and active leader of LEA Global, the second largest international association of independently-owned accounting and consulting firms. The EDGE Awards recognize member firms and individuals that demonstrate exceptional leadership, improve the performance of their organizations, and make outstanding contributions to the advancement of the CPA profession. Nominations for the EDGE Awards were submitted by LEA member firms from around the world. A panel of distinguished judges selects the winners.
About Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC
Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC (P&N) is a top 100 U.S. accounting and business advisory firm and an established Gulf South leader. We provide comprehensive assurance, tax, technology and business consulting services, backed by over 65 years of experience and the depth of resources to consistently deliver uncompromising quality and responsive, innovative services. Learn more at www.pncpa.com.