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IRIS launches digital excellence awards

IRIS is launching its very own awards to celebrate individuals and accountancy practices thriving in the digital economy. The IRIS Customer Awards have been set up as the software group enters its 40th year. They acknowledge best practice across several areas as accountancy firms evolve beyond compliance services to capitalise on service opportunities in the […]

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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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Accountancy’s top show punches above its weight

From the announcement of important company takeovers, to soaring visitor numbers and boxing glove freebies, Accountex packed a big punch in 2018. The UK’s leading exhibition for the accounting and finance profession was on record-breaking form with over 7,600 attending the show at ExCeL London on 23-24 May. That was more than 8% up on […]

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Why Accountex 2018 is a financial feast

The 2018 MasterChef champion has just been crowned … and this got us thinking. In some ways, a great exhibition and conference is like a great meal. You need the right ingredients, equipment and technique to produce the perfect balance of flavours. You also need the right chef(s). And that’s exactly what we’ve seen every […]

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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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Late payment rise points to role for software providers

I thought we’d just go slightly off-piste this morning, but not too far, I hope. I came across some interesting research by Euler Hermes, the trade credit insurance group, that reveals a rise in late payments. It shows that companies around the world are taking longer to collect cash from customers. And this can increase the […]

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Salary survey shocks… HMRC’s late penalty own goal

Most folk love a salary survey. It gives you a chance to indulge in that guilty pleasure of comparison with your peers. According to the Office of National Statistics, the median household income for the UK, where the average house price is £225,000, is just £27,200. So where do accountants fit into that picture? Lucy […]

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Roll up for the British Accountancy Awards

Accountancy Age has announced that entries for the British Accountancy Awards are open. Individuals, firms and bigger groups are in line for gongs. Categories include practice excellence, team of the year, excellence in accounting and finance, and individual excellence. There are also awards for national firm of the year, finance team of the year, innovation […]

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