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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Lyn (left) and Donna

‘Business only happens where there is trust’

Lyn Bromley and Donna Whitbrook head up First Impressions consultancy, pointing accounting and finance professionals in the right direction with their people skills. “We continue to help our clients to manage their personal impact ensuring it is appropriate, consistent and memorable,” says Lyn. “We’re a training company that specialises in people. We help them to […]

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Portrait of an accountant as an impressionist artist

We know that technology is automating compliance accounts production at an ever increasing rate. Does that mean that accountants are automatically going to go out of business? No. This is simply a time to reinvent those skills with numbers. Let’s take a look at a very different industry at a very different time. Until the 19th century, […]

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What is the accountant’s role in society?

We’re dispatching our first Accounting Insight News newsletter today, so we’re expecting/hoping to welcome some new visitors to the content platform for Accountex and Accountex Summit North. If you’ve been here before, you’ll know the drill. If not, welcome to Daily Insight. This is where I save you the job of trawling through the world’s […]

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Progress report from a millennial accountant

Accounting Insight Editor Ian Moss enjoyed a round-table discussion by sole practitioners at Accountex Summit North. Afterwards, he asked one of its participants – a young accountant from Manchester – if he’d like to share a few of his thoughts. And here they are… So, I was asked to write a guest blog to note […]

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