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Robot accountants

The emergence of robotics in accounting

The digital economy is disrupting even the once stable world of accounting, especially the emerging trend of robotics. Organisations, be they businesses or government agencies, are required to become agile data-driven enterprises capable of predicting, anticipating, and quickly reacting to a dynamic global economy to remain relevant. Data collection, data transformation, and data visualisation are all […]

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Social media

Five ways accountants can learn to love social media

Accountants have tended to stick to word of mouth, traditional marketing methods, and professional or business networks such as LinkedIn. A  2014 survey in the US by Social CPAs found that few organisations advertised on social media and many had no social media policies. Things have probably changed a bit since that survey. But it’s slow progress.  […]

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Accountex Summit North: keeping you in the picture

I could easily (well, probably not that easily) write thousands of words about my experience of Accountex Summit North, but I won’t. Instead, I’ll jot down a few considered recollections and let you look through our photograph gallery of some quality moments from the event, which was held for the first time at Manchester Central […]

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GDPR

How to avoid death by data protection!

They are the letters that concern anyone whose work, rest or play involves computers and information. Let’s face it, that’s most of us these days, especially in the field of accountancy (and I’m not talking about MTD!)  They are G.D.P.R.  And they are the general data protection regulations that come in play on 25 May […]

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Hiring accountants

Tactics for hiring and educating accountants of the future

In the first part of this article, business development expert Rob Brown and Australian accountancy thought leader Trent McLaren. discussed how accountants need to focus on winning new business. Now, in the second part of the interview, they turn their attention to hiring and training. Rob, who will be a keynote speaker at Accountex 2018, […]

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