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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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Trent McLaren

Trent McLaren: Shall the geek inherit the earth?

What does the accountant of the future look like?  Work winner? Tech specialist? Accounting genius? Selling machine? This question and other ideas were the focus of a recent exchange between UK business development expert and Accountex 2018 speaker Rob Brown and Australian accountancy thought leader Trent McLaren. The good news is that Rob has shared […]

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VAT on imports

A call for clear HMRC direction on VAT import taxes

Recent press surrounding the proposed controversial changes in VAT on goods imported from the European Union after Brexit will no doubt be a keen discussion point for many businesses. If the changes currently passing through parliament become a reality, it could result in some 200,000 UK firms, who are required to import goods as part […]

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Fishing HMRC

Is the HMRC on a fishing expedition?

A new law allows government departments to investigate your financial affairs if they can’t see where your wealth came from. So does this mean HMRC can now go fishing in your tax records when it wants to? Tax inquiries. There are strict rules that say when HMRC is entitled to start an investigation, or inquiry […]

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Business winning teamwork

A survival guide for tomorrow’s accountant

The third and final part of a conversation between business development expert Rob Brown and Australia’s accountancy thought leader Trent Mclaren focuses on a future-proof survival plan for accountants. And at the heart of navigating tomorrow’s professional landscape is a business-winning team. Rob, who’s speaking at Accountex 2018, asks Trent: “How can professional firms best […]

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Weekly Insight: From Carillion Catastrophe to Tax Return Teasers

Welcome to Accounting Insights’s new Weekly Insight into what’s happening in the worlds of accountancy, finance and, to be honest, whatever else takes our fancy…. Where do you start with the collapse of the UK construction colossus Carillion? Well, take your pick from any number of alleged idiocies, indiscretions and/or errors. For starters, the liquidation […]

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