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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Millennial power and the top young accountants

Today’s Daily Insight focus is on millennials. According to a terrific report in yesterday’s Financial Times those aged between 22-37 are the world’s most powerful consumers. They are reaching an age now where, according to the big banks, their economic activity is “important”.  And there lots of them … 2 billion worldwide. India’s 410 million millennials […]

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Three tasty takeaways from Accountex 2018

Two days. Hundreds of seminars. Thousands of accountants. We’ve all had the bank holiday weekend to catch our breath from attending Accountex— the event of the year for accountant and finance professionals. This year we saw an array of new and improved technologies, products and services. We at Spotcap attended a wide range of talks […]

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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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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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How to solve the problem of late payments

Ten days ago I  focused Daily Insight on the upward trend of late payments and the consequences for small businesses and, by extension, accounting software providers. One of this year’s Accountex exhibitors has set up to address this specific problem for SMEs. They are Solna and they will be on stand 320 at ExCeL next […]

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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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