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How to make your business processes easy

Written by David Owen, Reckon: Whether it’s signing a new client, accepting an application for parental leave or submitting an internal request for data, the chances are that like many other businesses, these workflows involve a ‘document’ of some description being batted around internally, before being printed, posted, signed, returned, logged and filed. That’s a lot […]

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What’s getting American accountants excited

Written by Gavin Disney-May, Chairman of MyFirmsApp: When an invitation for the ‘Gathering of Eagles’ arrived in my in-box, I was intrigued. In my 30 years working in the profession and at Sage, I cannot recall one event in the UK where everyone comes together to share insights and perspectives for the common good of the profession. […]

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New GAAP is here – how to avoid the tax traps!

Written by Sharon Cooke, SWAT UK: With effect from 1 January 2015, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) revised all the financial reporting standards in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The previous accounting standards have all been replaced with the following Financial Reporting Standards: FRS 100 Application of Financial Reporting Requirements FRS 101 Reduced Disclosure […]

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Is the future only filing?

Written by Michael King, CEO of PeerPay: Perceived wisdom is that legislative changes, such as MTD, will force many small to medium accountancy practices to rethink their business models. If a firm’s main revenue is tax compliance and audit, there is a real danger that most of the work will be done immediately by software […]

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Accountants are only human (and that’s great)

Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t coming for our jobs – but it is our job to understand what it can do for us. And as advances in technology transform human behaviour, it’s equally important for accountants to keep up with the way that tomorrow’s clients want to engage with them. Nick Green of Unbiased observes a […]

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Seven effective ways to monetise your advisory work

Written by Richard Francis, CEO at Spotlight Reporting: All too often, accountants agonise over what services to offer and to whom.  Layer in fear of selling and marketing Advisory services, and you have a perfect storm for inaction and inertia.  It doesn’t need to be this way.  Here’s some tips and tricks I used to quickly and […]

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Practical steps to help get clients MTD-ready

Written by Rob Ellis and Paul Oldridge, BTCSoftware: A hot topic at Accountex this year will no doubt be the Government’s proposed plans and rollout of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme.  Whilst the full implications and details of MTD are still not clear, the Government has committed to a rollout, which starts in April 2018 […]

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Why you need to abandon email-based approval tracking

Written by Konstantin Bredyuk, CEO of ApprovalMax: Running a business requires a great deal of skill, application, and organisation. Whether you’re heading up a shiny new startup, or guiding an experienced company, you need to get the most out of the resources at your disposal. This includes finding ways to increase the efficiency of your business processes, […]

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Q&A with Paul Aplin OBE

Next up in our exclusive speaker Q&A series is Paul Aplin OBE, vice-president of the ICAEW and a highly regarded commentator on digital tax. How did you get in to the accounting and finance profession? My degree was in biology and chemistry and from an early age science fascinated me. The job market when I graduated […]

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Q&A with Mark Purdue

Next up in our new speaker Q&A series is Mark Purdue, product manager – tax products at Thomson Reuters. What do you think are the key opportunities for the industry focused around making tax digital? Access to near live data will give more insight and opportunities to offer relevant and strategic advice to clients, which the […]

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