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Accountex calls for women to Speak Up

Diversity and gender equality are always in the headlines and the world of accountancy is no different, whether it’s partners in practice or pay parity. In 2018 Accountex made big steps towards increasing the number of women speakers on its agenda-setting theatre programme. The line-up included: HMRC boss Theresa Middleton; accountant and author Della Hudson; […]

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Accountex steps up call for women speakers

Diversity and gender equality are rarely out of the headlines in the accounting profession media, whether it’s partners in practice or pay parity. In 2018 Accountex made big steps towards increasing the number of women speakers on its agenda-setting theatre programme. The line-up included: HMRC boss Theresa Middleton; accountant and author Della Hudson; marketing expert […]

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IRIS CFO wins top finance professional award

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 […]

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Accountex team sets up for the big one!

New exhibitors. New speakers. New sessions. It’s all systems go. The Accountex team is  in London setting up the UK’s leading event for the accounting and finance profession at London’s ExCel on 23-24 May as we speak! So here’s a quick reminder of some of the key stats for this year’s exhibition. This year’s Accountex will […]

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Women in Accountancy launches website to fight inequality

The Women in Accountancy group will be launching its own website at Accountex 2018.  WomenInAccountancy.com reflects a growing interest in the gender (in)equality issue. The group came about after Elaine Clark, chartered accountant and managing director of CheapAccounting.co.uk, highlighted a dearth of female speakers at the first Accountex Summit North at Manchester Central in March. Such was the […]

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‘Life’s too short, so do something you enjoy, both in your career and personal life’

As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re delighted to catch up with Kath Haines, CEO of CABA, the charity that focuses on wellbeing for accountants. She talks about her career, life and Accountex with Accounting Insight News Editor Ian Moss… The here and now…. What are your favourite early career memories, Kath? To be asked […]

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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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