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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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The man behind Rhino, Eugene Blaine

Eugene Blaine started his first software company, Atlantic Global, in 1993. He took the group public in 2001 on the LSE Aim market. Atlantic built and supplied software solutions to leading companies such as Barclays Bank, HSBC, Pfizer, GSK and Aviva. In 2012, Atlantic was acquired by KeyedIn, a leading US cloud software company. Following […]

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Business calls for MTD roll-out delays

An “alarmingly high” number of UK businesses don’t know a thing about Making Tax Digital, says the British Chambers of Commerce. Or they know very little… So it’s no real surprise that they would like to see HMRC further delay the programme’s roll-out. BCC research, carried out with US tax software group Avalara, shows: 24 per […]

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GDPR guide for accountants in practice

A “pragmatic” look at GDPR focuses on the new data law in the context of accountancy practices and looks at how the regulation will impact. MyFirmsApp, providers of a custom app platform for accountants in practice, has published the handy summary . The 19-page guide examines key questions such as what personal data a practice typically holds […]

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Who’s going to win the Accounting Excellence Awards?

Hundreds of hopefuls have been whittled down to a shortlist of outstanding contenders for the accounting and finance Oscars – the Accounting Excellence Awards 2018. Joining the tried, tested and trusted categories from the previous seven years are a couple of newcomers for Year 8, the Specialist Team of the Year and the Finance Team of […]

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Accountants to play MTD teaching role

Today’s Daily Insight focuses on some insighful industry Making Tax Digital statistics. MTD is the No.1  problem for VAT-registered small business owners as they undergo technological transition. The education role for accountants is clear. Research by online accounting software provider Intuit QuickBooks finds that 76 cent say understanding digital is a chief concern, followed by finding the tools […]

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10 reasons why Accountex 2018 is a big hit!

Welcome to Daily Insight, which today comes to you live from Day Two of Accountex 2018, the UK’s leading event for the accounting and finance profession. But first, Day One. And a Big Tick all round. Visitor numbers were up by about 9 per cent. Exhibitors gave it a pretty much unanimous thumbs up. There […]

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IRIS snaps up Taxfiler; gig economy boosts Intuit

Welcome to Daily Insight and the first day of Accountex 2018. Today’s big news is UK accounting group IRIS is acquiring Taxfiler, the cloud tax and accounts group focused on small accountancy practices. Taxfiler, set up in 2012, is a cloud-based monthly subscription service for agents and accountants to submit statutory accounts and tax returns. […]

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Give your clients an expenses health check

Whether you still accept shoe boxes full of receipts or prefer newer methods, it’s time to give your clients an expenses health check to ensure you’re offering the best solution, and not just the solution that suits your practice. What happens when your client tells you that they want to use the latest and greatest […]

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