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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Accounting firm offers a Brexit solution

As the debate over Brexit continues to rumble on, one of the south-west’s leading firms of accountants is helping businesses to continue trading with the EU regardless of whatever deal is struck. Through its membership of an international accountancy network – MGI Worldwide – Milsted Langdon will be working with its colleagues in Dublin to […]

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BrandWatch: Fast route to accurate tax planning

Our latest BrandWatch feature takes a look at Absolute Accounting Software’s tax calculator apps. There are four apps, which have been created by tax expert and lecturer Tim Good. And they were developed in response to the complications and errors that have arisen from the recent changes to dividend and interest rules. Problems with tax […]

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Marketing Monthly: Why bother with social media?

Welcome to the third Q-and-A session focusing on marketing for accountants… with Amanda C Watts Q. Why should accounting firms bother with social media, especially when so much business comes from word of mouth? I get asked this question often. A. Word of mouth and referrals are a great way to feed your accounting practice in its […]

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Emerging tech offers opportunities for accountants

Accountex USA takes place next week in magnificent Boston, of Red Sox fame. There will be about 100 exhibitors at the Hynes Convention Centre on August 22-23, including Intuit QuickBooks, Sage, Receipt Bank, HubDoc and Zoho. And just as with Accountex London and Accountex Summit North, there’s a fascinating speaker line-up, too – headed by cyber-security expert Dave […]

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Business calls for MTD roll-out delays

An “alarmingly high” number of UK businesses don’t know a thing about Making Tax Digital, says the British Chambers of Commerce. Or they know very little… So it’s no real surprise that they would like to see HMRC further delay the programme’s roll-out. BCC research, carried out with US tax software group Avalara, shows: 24 per […]

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