How accountants can drive a business forward

Over the past 20 years I have surveyed thousands of accountancy firms and found that at least 73 per cent of their partners (the people who make their living producing annual accounts) acknowledged that there were at least five fundamental flaws in annual accounts. A few weeks ago I repeated the survey with 30 more […]

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What did you think of the Budget?

So we’ve had time to digest, and may be even savour, the details of Philip Hammond’s Budget. Most seem to agree that it was a pretty fair and diplomatic attempt to steady the UK ship before it returns to the increasingly choppy Brexit waters. Only time, and the next election, will tell whether the Chancellor’s […]

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Accountancy toasts winners of customer awards

Leading figures from the accountancy industry toasted the IRIS Customer Awards at a glittering ceremony in London. The awards were launched as the accountancy software provider enters its 40th year. They celebrated best practice across several areas as accountancy firms evolve beyond compliance services to capitalise on new service opportunities in the digital economy. Sion Lewis, […]

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BrandWatch: Elaine Clark to advise Coconut

Award-winning accountant Elaine Clark is taking on an advisory role at Coconut, the online current account for freelancers and the self-employed. Elaine created the franchise to make small business accounting as efficient and cost effective as possible so this move makes perfect sense. Sam O’Connor, Co-Founder and CEO says: “Coconut is bringing banking and accounting […]

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Accounting profession singles out Brexit as biggest headache

It’s time for accountants to “step up to the plate” when it comes to Brexit, according to the ICAEW’s head of tax. Frank Haskew says: “Our profession is facing a generational, monumental change. This is massive for all of us.” He adds (perhaps with a hint of understatement) that clients across the country are “starting to […]

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How accountants can develop a formula for success

Welcome to the second article from accountancy speaker and author Martin Bissett. Martin focuses on practice insights and giving advice on how accountants can improve their businesses … today, 10 practice growth tips If Practice Growth marketing success was a formula, it would be (h+Da) x I Where: h=hunger; Da=Developing ability I=implementation. (DPC) = Direct Personal Connection, […]

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Yorkshire Accountants opens its doors to two new starters

Long-established Leeds accountants Thomas Coombs has welcomed two new members to its team as it continues to expand in the region. Known as the Yorkshire Accountants, the firm has been offering training places at its practice since 1878. Trainees Frances Lornie and Max Lawton will be helping a range of clients while also completing their […]

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Accounting Excellence… meet the award winners!

The accountancy gong season kicked off in grand and glitzy style last night at AccountingWEB’s Accounting Excellence Awards in London. Countdown’s Rachel Riley hosted the event, which attracted anybody that’s anybody in accountancy to Park Lane’s Intercontinental Hotel. The award winners are: Small Practice of the Year (the links will take you to AccountingWEB’s  detailed write-up) Supported […]

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A guide to anti-money laundering and Boom!

You may be wondering why your latest personal practising certificate or firm registration application process has become more onerous… And why was there was a rush to get everything done by 26 June this year? Well, hopefully, you’ve been asked to declare that you and, if applicable, others within your accountancy firm are not subject […]

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TaxAssist breaks million-pound barrier

Debbie Corbett and Vince Dalaimo, two central London TaxAssist Accountants franchisees who have worked in partnership for many years, have now restructured – leading to a million-pound sale for exiting franchisee Debbie Corbett. Vince has purchased Debbie’s share of the Southwark (London Bridge) practice and is now the sole franchisee for this location. In addition, […]

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