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Ian Moss

Ian Moss is the Editor of Accounting Insight News. He's been a journalist since leaving university and has worked for the Daily Mirror and Financial Times, among other media groups. Likes running, guitar, golf, dog-walking.

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  • Who’s going to win the Accounting Excellence Awards?

    June 22, 2018 News

    Hundreds of hopefuls have been whittled down to a shortlist of outstanding contenders for the accounting and finance Oscars – the Accounting Excellence Awards 2018. Joining the tried, tested and trusted categories from the previous seven years are a couple of newcomers for Year 8, the Specialist Team of the Year and the Finance Team of […]

  • Closing the tax gap…. could it be good for your health?

    June 22, 2018 News

    The latest tax gap stats have been released by HMRC. The difference between what was collected and what should have been paid is £33 billion or 5.7 per cent. According to the government, if the gap had stayed at 2006 levels, “the UK would have lost £71 billion in revenue destined for public services”. “Keeping […]

  • Accountex 2018 in numbers

    June 22, 2018 News

    Today’s Daily Insight is a quick look back at Accountex 2018 now that our resident statisticians have been able to analyse all the data from the show and come up with some significant numbers. There’s some interesting reading here, particularly the number of buying influencers who attended the show a couple of weeks ago at […]

  • Clarity Project aims to be more than a token gesture

    June 22, 2018 News

    I was browsing the Bloomberg Tax website and came across an interesting “hush-hush development”. Apparently the UK government is exploring the issue of taxation of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum. Bloomberg writer Ben Stupples reckons: “Officials have met with tax practitioners to discuss the UK’s treatment of cryptocurrencies.” His source has asked not to be […]

  • Accountants to play MTD teaching role

    June 22, 2018 News

    Today’s Daily Insight focuses on some insighful industry Making Tax Digital statistics. MTD is the No.1  problem for VAT-registered small business owners as they undergo technological transition. The education role for accountants is clear. Research by online accounting software provider Intuit QuickBooks finds that 76 cent say understanding digital is a chief concern, followed by finding the tools […]

  • UK employers lack sparkle with golden age workers

    June 20, 2018 News

    When it comes to employing people over 55, the UK ranks 21st out of 35 countries. PwC’s Golden Age index has Iceland, New Zealand and Israel at the top of the league. One way of interpreting all this is that nations could be richer if people had longer working lives. Potentially to the tune of $3.5 […]

  • FRC criticises KPMG audit; plus I’m an accountant for art’s sake!

    June 20, 2018 News

    Big Four firm KPMG is again on the receiving end of some tough criticism from the UK accounting watchdog. The Financial Reporting Council  says there has been an “unacceptable deterioration” in the work KPMG carries out for the UK’s biggest companies. Aside from the question “could there have been an acceptable deterioration?” the criticism is […]

  • IRIS CFO wins top finance professional award

    June 19, 2018 News, Women in Accountancy

    Congratulations to IRIS CFO Elona Mortimer-Zhika, who has won finance professional of the year in the Venus awards for women in business. Elona was recognised in the working women’s Oscars for her dedication and tenacity. The Thames Valley region award follows IRIS‘s recent acquisitions of Star Computers and Taxfiler and the buyout by Hg Capital […]

  • Seven skills that are the hallmark of eager beavers!

    June 19, 2018 Blogs

    I came across this two-part question the other day: “Is there someone on your team who seems unusually productive? Someone who gets a huge amount done — without working longer hours?” Productivity on a wide scale is a tricky concept. It’s got loads of economists scratching their heads. Take Britain’s low wage, low productivity economy as […]

  • Five ways to improve your clients’ experience

    June 19, 2018 Blogs

    Being a professional and building your practice is challenging. There are many things to take care of … and time can be at a premium. But, no matter how busy you are, you can’t forget the most important aspect of your business — your clients. Their needs must be understood and be met. And the […]