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    Roll up for the British Accountancy Awards

     April 19, 2018  Ian Moss

    Accountancy Age has announced that entries for the British Accountancy Awards are open. Individuals, firms and bigger groups are in line for gongs. Categories include practice excellence, team of the year, excellence in accounting and finance, and individual excellence. There are also awards for national firm of the year, finance team of the year, innovation […]

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    ‘Business only happens where there is trust’

     April 18, 2018  Ian Moss

    Lyn Bromley and Donna Whitbrook head up First Impressions consultancy, pointing accounting and finance professionals in the right direction with their people skills. “We continue to help our clients to manage their personal impact ensuring it is appropriate, consistent and memorable,” says Lyn. “We’re a training company that specialises in people. We help them to […]

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    Why you should visit Accountex 2018: the video…

     April 17, 2018  Ian Moss

    Accountex 2018 event director Zoe Lacey-Cooper features in a new video to explain why next month’s show at ExCel in London should be at the top of every accounting and finance professional’s to-do list With more than 7,000 visitors, 200-plus exhibitors and 180 speakers, Accountex 2018 is THE event of the year. And new for […]

  • Blogs

    Brave new world will transform the role of accountants

     April 16, 2018  Caroline Plumb

    The traditional image of the steady, cautious accountant is set for a shake-up. New technology, new software, and new regulations mean the role of the accountant is ready for an overhaul. Artificial intelligence, automation, cloud accounting, open banking, Making Tax Digital all promise to transform the accountancy and advisory profession, and, by extension, create huge […]

  • Robot accountants
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    The emergence of robotics in accounting

     April 13, 2018  Kasthuri Henry

    The digital economy is disrupting even the once stable world of accounting, especially the emerging trend of robotics. Organisations, be they businesses or government agencies, are required to become agile data-driven enterprises capable of predicting, anticipating, and quickly reacting to a dynamic global economy to remain relevant. Data collection, data transformation, and data visualisation are all […]

News

  • Roll up for the British Accountancy Awards

    Accountancy Age has announced that entries for the British Accountancy Awards are open. Individuals, firms and bigger groups are in line for gongs. Categories include practice excellence, team of the year, excellence in accounting and finance, and individual excellence. There are also awards for national firm of the year, finance team of the year, innovation […]

  • How to avoid a digital domesday scenario…

    As you know, the Domesday Book is the record of the “Great Survey” ordered by William the Conqueror in 1086. You may not know, however, that we are rapidly approaching a “Domesday for the Digitally Disconnected”. The next UK census in 2021 will be ditching the parchment and going “online first”. That’s right, for the […]

  • Why you should visit Accountex 2018: the video…

    Accountex 2018 event director Zoe Lacey-Cooper features in a new video to explain why next month’s show at ExCel in London should be at the top of every accounting and finance professional’s to-do list With more than 7,000 visitors, 200-plus exhibitors and 180 speakers, Accountex 2018 is THE event of the year. And new for […]

  • L&G chief leads FRC inquiry; tax goes simple(ish); Carillion clears

    Another day, another Daily Insight. And yet another government inquiry! Sir John Kingman, ex-Treasury and now chairman of insurance group Legal & General, will lead a “root and branch” probe into the accounting watchdog, the FRC. At the heart of the investigation are the ways the Financial Reporting Council approaches conflicts of interests and transparency. […]

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Features

  • Robot accountants

    The emergence of robotics in accounting

    The digital economy is disrupting even the once stable world of accounting, especially the emerging trend of robotics. Organisations, be they businesses or government agencies, are required to become agile data-driven enterprises capable of predicting, anticipating, and quickly reacting to a dynamic global economy to remain relevant. Data collection, data transformation, and data visualisation are all […]

  • ‘Never before has technological change been so fast’

    Elaine Clark questions… CheapAccounting MD Elaine Clark talks to Accounting Insight News Editor Ian Moss about the highs and lows of her career and what she likes to do in her spare time… The here and now… How did you get into this business? It’s a typical “mid life crisis” story. Just over 11 years […]

  • Social media

    Five ways accountants can learn to love social media

    Accountants have tended to stick to word of mouth, traditional marketing methods, and professional or business networks such as LinkedIn. A  2014 survey in the US by Social CPAs found that few organisations advertised on social media and many had no social media policies. Things have probably changed a bit since that survey. But it’s slow progress.  […]

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People

  • ‘Business only happens where there is trust’

    Lyn Bromley and Donna Whitbrook head up First Impressions consultancy, pointing accounting and finance professionals in the right direction with their people skills. “We continue to help our clients to manage their personal impact ensuring it is appropriate, consistent and memorable,” says Lyn. “We’re a training company that specialises in people. We help them to […]

  • ‘Never before has technological change been so fast’

    Elaine Clark questions… CheapAccounting MD Elaine Clark talks to Accounting Insight News Editor Ian Moss about the highs and lows of her career and what she likes to do in her spare time… The here and now… How did you get into this business? It’s a typical “mid life crisis” story. Just over 11 years […]

  • Progress report from a millennial accountant

    Accounting Insight Editor Ian Moss enjoyed a round-table discussion by sole practitioners at Accountex Summit North. Afterwards, he asked one of its participants – a young accountant from Manchester – if he’d like to share a few of his thoughts. And here they are… So, I was asked to write a guest blog to note […]

  • Who’s in the Accountex 2018 speakers stellar line-up?

    Accountex, the UK’s premier event for the accountancy and finance profession, is unveiling a stellar speaker line-up for 2018. Industry leaders who’ll be sharing their expertise in the main keynote theatre on 23-24 May at London’s ExCeL are: Theresa Middleton, director of the HMRC’s Making Tax Digital for Business programme; Dominic Allon, VP Europe at […]

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Blogs

  • How to streamline your advisory roll out

    ‘Advisory’ has been a watchword for accountants for some time. Yet, while it’s being embraced by many firms, it’s still a bit of an enigma for some. For those who are still wondering about the best approach to change, it’s important to understand the importance of education. From upskilling staff to teaching clients the importance […]

  • Wales raises its profile as financial hub

    Wales is an emerging force in financial services; increasingly host to the leading businesses and services that underpin the UK’s world-leading financial sector. Ever improving transport links mean the Cardiff area has become a natural hub for investors looking for a more affordable location than London. This trend will develop Wales’s reputation as the home […]

  • Brave new world will transform the role of accountants

    The traditional image of the steady, cautious accountant is set for a shake-up. New technology, new software, and new regulations mean the role of the accountant is ready for an overhaul. Artificial intelligence, automation, cloud accounting, open banking, Making Tax Digital all promise to transform the accountancy and advisory profession, and, by extension, create huge […]

  • Portrait of an accountant as an impressionist artist

    We know that technology is automating compliance accounts production at an ever increasing rate. Does that mean that accountants are automatically going to go out of business? No. This is simply a time to reinvent those skills with numbers. Let’s take a look at a very different industry at a very different time. Until the 19th century, […]

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