Jargon-busting: speaking the language of your clients

A shift in the accounting industry has caused widespread reverberations. With changes to the typical client offering, and an increase in fintech solutions, today’s world of accounting is a far cry from the pencil pushing stereotype. But what has remained intact is the importance of establishing, and maintaining, good client relationships. Formed on a basis […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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… […]

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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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BTCSoftware launches MTD information hub

Tax software specialists BTCSoftware have launched an MTD information hub – available to all accounting practitioners and bookkeepers. The hub will have detailed information about the following: BTCSoftware MTD for VAT Solutions – BTCHub HMRC Announcements – Keeping you updated on the latest developments on MTD for VAT Simple to follow guides on signing up your clients/business […]

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What makes a truly ‘digital’ accounting firm?

 Accountancy, like many other professions, is undergoing digital transformation – albeit in a staggered and variable manner. What was once considered a reasonably ‘safe’ trade, and a necessity for businesses with predictable revenue models, is now open to disruption from technology. Digitally savvy firms can massively outdo inert firms in terms of both efficiency and […]

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Payroll records: keeping your ducks in a row!

You may have heard about the director of a payroll processing company who got into hot water back in September 2018. Here’s a court case that illustrates the importance of getting your ducks in a row when it comes to payroll. John Hanbury was appointed as director of Crownsbury Ltd. But within six months the […]

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I’m newly qualified… should I stay or should I go?

As a specialist recruiter with over 11 years’ experience of working with accountants, we have had many a conversation with accounting professionals at all levels and across different disciplines about their careers and plans for the future. During this time, we have always found that biggest crossroad tends to be when people are approaching becoming […]

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What’s next in the world of MTD?

HMRC’s drive to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world is gathering pace. The first stage of Making Tax Digital is quickly approaching – it is only a matter of months until the first MTD VAT returns will need to be filed using MTD-compatible software. The use of the Government […]

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