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 […]
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...
Next month, thousands of accountancy professionals from across the UK will be packing the aisles at Accountex 2017. Returning to London ExCeL on 10-11 May,...
We asked a selection of this year’s exhibitors, including Mint Trio, FloFunder, Zoho Corporation, MyWorkpapers, and Octopus Blue, for their thoughts on the biggest opportunities for smaller accountancy firms and sole...
We asked a selection of this year’s speakers and exhibitors for their top tips and advice for people just starting their career in accounting. Here’s...
Accountex – the UK’s biggest accountancy exhibition and conference of the year, has unveiled a raft of big name speakers for its 2017 event, which...
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]