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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AI is the way forward for accounting

I spotted this headline in Forbes. “Why Artificial Intelligence Is The Future of Accounting”. This statement seemed to run counter to a lot of robot scare stories I’ve come across since taking up my role as Accountex editor three weeks ago. The author of a new study, Jean Baptiste Su, VP and analyst at Atherton […]

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What are the latest accounting sector trends?

Some insightful sector trends are revealed in a just-published survey of more than 500 accounting and finance professionals. Research titled Platform for growth, by accounting software group Wolters Kluwer and Kelley Market Research, offers a broad sweep of how the profession is changing and the challenges it is facing. Let’s start with technology trends.: There’s […]

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The man behind Rhino, Eugene Blaine

Eugene Blaine started his first software company, Atlantic Global, in 1993. He took the group public in 2001 on the LSE Aim market. Atlantic built and supplied software solutions to leading companies such as Barclays Bank, HSBC, Pfizer, GSK and Aviva. In 2012, Atlantic was acquired by KeyedIn, a leading US cloud software company. Following […]

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10 top best practice insights for accountants

Welcome to the first regular article from accountancy speaker and author Martin Bissett. Martin will be focusing on practice insights and giving invaluable advice on how accountants can improve their businesses. My favourite 10 practice insights… To your potential client, it doesn’t matter if your marketing is different, it matters that you’re “superior” to the alternative […]

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‘As Virginia Woolf said: a woman must have money and a room of her own’

Caroline Plumb, founder and CEO of Fluidly, talks to Accounting Insight editor Ian Moss about her life and accounting times. The here and now…. What are your favourite early career memories, Caroline? Starting a business aged 21 and pretending we had a switchboard, building the first computers, finding my first customers and growing it! Oh […]

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