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    Changing role of the accountant – how to prepare

     December 13, 2018  Juliette Peyraud

    There is change in the air — have you noticed it? A focus on technology,  as well as soft skills – combined with accountants’ quest to add more value to their clients – is catapulting us right into 2019. So, what’s happening now and how can accountants prepare for what’s ahead? Cloud, AI, real-time data… […]

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    How to create a winning exit strategy

     December 12, 2018  Norman Younger

    In business, nothing quite beats that warm inner feeling that business owners experience when everything is going swimmingly and the money continues to roll in as expected, day in day out, week in week out and month in month out … with no surprises upon approving and signing off the year end accounts. They confidently, […]

  • News

    Big accountancy firms tackle partners over sexual harassment

       Ian Moss

    In a week when Deloitte joined other big accounting firms by admitting they had fired male partners for inappropriate sexual behaviour or bullying, it’s worth just taking a look at the following comment. “You can’t meet someone more junior to you in a bar on a Friday evening after work and assume she or he […]

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    Investigate HMRC powers, say UK Lords

       Ian Moss

    With Theresa May’s no-confidence vote monopolising the news agenda, it’s not surprising that important matters are getting overlooked, ignored or dipping beneath the radar. While the accounting/tax media homed in on the House of Lords’ recent comments about HMRC, it still strikes me that this issue may be edging into the above territory. It’s certainly […]

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    Tax accountants lag behind the MTD curve

       Ian Moss

    I’m yet to see survey results that demonstrate the accounting profession is fully supportive of, and prepared for, the digital future. The latest piece of research by Thomson Reuters does little to change that. UK tax professionals are still unsure how to get ready MTD for VAT. About 70 per cent of the 146 tax and […]

News

  • Big accountancy firms tackle partners over sexual harassment

    In a week when Deloitte joined other big accounting firms by admitting they had fired male partners for inappropriate sexual behaviour or bullying, it’s worth just taking a look at the following comment. “You can’t meet someone more junior to you in a bar on a Friday evening after work and assume she or he […]

  • Investigate HMRC powers, say UK Lords

    With Theresa May’s no-confidence vote monopolising the news agenda, it’s not surprising that important matters are getting overlooked, ignored or dipping beneath the radar. While the accounting/tax media homed in on the House of Lords’ recent comments about HMRC, it still strikes me that this issue may be edging into the above territory. It’s certainly […]

  • Tax accountants lag behind the MTD curve

    I’m yet to see survey results that demonstrate the accounting profession is fully supportive of, and prepared for, the digital future. The latest piece of research by Thomson Reuters does little to change that. UK tax professionals are still unsure how to get ready MTD for VAT. About 70 per cent of the 146 tax and […]

  • UK skills shortage reaches critical levels

    With continuous demand for skilled employees in some of the country’s highest growth sectors, the UK skills gap is a major and well-publicised crisis that, according to a report by Open University, costs the country more than £2bn a year. Further, 97% of organisations working in STEM and 96% of financial organisations have had difficulty […]

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Features

  • How accountants can drive a business forward

    Over the past 20 years I have surveyed thousands of accountancy firms and found that at least 73 per cent of their partners (the people who make their living producing annual accounts) acknowledged that there were at least five fundamental flaws in annual accounts. A few weeks ago I repeated the survey with 30 more […]

  • Guide to virtual teams and remote working … in numbers

    Here’s a nice little visual and blog from our friends at Sage… In 2017, more than 4.3 million people worked remotely in the UK. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that three quarters of these people were experienced professionals who work in the highest skilled areas of the economy. Research carried […]

  • ICAEW tax conference: from a non-accountant’s viewpoint!

    I never thought I’d hear myself saying: “I’ve just been to a chartered accountants’ conference about tax and really enjoyed it.” But that’s exactly what happened to me last Friday when I popped up to the City of London for an ICAEW event entitled Deconstructing Tax. Now, I’m not saying I understood everything that was […]

  • BrandWatch: How to beat the compliance complexities of GDPR

    A compliance tool that helps accountants navigate the complexities of GDPR and stay on top of their obligations is making waves in the software market. Using its award-winning product design and practice know-how, TaxCalc has created GDPR Centre. It also provides the capability to respond effectively in critical situations relating to personal data. For example, […]

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  • Any questions for people coach Joanne Wharam?

    Welcome back to our QA sessions with influential voices in the accounting sector. Today, it’s Joanne Wharam. Joanne  is a people and team development Coach, SMART Support For Business.  She is a speaker, author and coach who has worked for over 10 years helping accountants improve their businesses, their teams and ultimately their lives.  Did you go to […]

  • BrandWatch: Elaine Clark to advise Coconut

    Award-winning accountant Elaine Clark is taking on an advisory role at Coconut, the online current account for freelancers and the self-employed. Elaine created the Cheapaccounting.co.uk franchise to make small business accounting as efficient and cost effective as possible so this move makes perfect sense. Sam O’Connor, Co-Founder and CEO says: “Coconut is bringing banking and accounting […]

  • Yorkshire Accountants opens its doors to two new starters

    Long-established Leeds accountants Thomas Coombs has welcomed two new members to its team as it continues to expand in the region. Known as the Yorkshire Accountants, the firm has been offering training places at its practice since 1878. Trainees Frances Lornie and Max Lawton will be helping a range of clients while also completing their […]

  • ‘I’d like to shake things up. Let’s embrace change, always’

    TaxCalc software group CEO Tracy Ebdon-Poole talks to Accounting Insight News Editor Ian Moss abut her career, her life and her ambitions… The here and now…. What are your favourite early career memories, Tracy? Going from standstill to 1,000 miles an hour when Dyson took off. As MD I had to oversee expansion on an […]

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Blogs

  • Float to team up with progressive accounting firms

    Float, the cash flow forecasting software for Xero, QuickBooks Online and FreeAgent, is launching a revamped accountancy partnership programme. It enables firms to provide clients with more insightful advisory services via Float’s real-time cash flow forecasts. Partners can also access features such as scenario planning to help clients prepare for the future using their financial […]

  • Five point plan for tackling MTD

    The Making Tax Digital reforms spearheaded by HMRC begin to come into force next year. They’re designed to help the government lose less cash through erroneous tax return filings. For that reason they rely on software and technology in order to plug the gaps that manual filing can cause. This article will explain how you […]

  • Changing role of the accountant – how to prepare

    There is change in the air — have you noticed it? A focus on technology,  as well as soft skills – combined with accountants’ quest to add more value to their clients – is catapulting us right into 2019. So, what’s happening now and how can accountants prepare for what’s ahead? Cloud, AI, real-time data… […]

  • How to create a winning exit strategy

    In business, nothing quite beats that warm inner feeling that business owners experience when everything is going swimmingly and the money continues to roll in as expected, day in day out, week in week out and month in month out … with no surprises upon approving and signing off the year end accounts. They confidently, […]

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