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A short and tweet round-up of Accountex

Welcome to the post-Accountex 2018 Daily Insight. This short and simple tweet summed it up for me. It includes a great video of the ExCeL accounting extravaganza shot and edited by Accountex PR exec Sharna Waide. Just click on the pic above and it will take you straight there. Or click here. The team at […]

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Any questions for Accountex 2018?

As it’s Accountex Eve (one sleep to go) I thought I’d revisit a QA I did with the event last week to give those who missed it a second chance to get the Accounting Insight News take on the goings on  at ExCeL  on 23-24 May. But, first, here’s a little round-up of what the accounting media are […]

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MyFirmsApp launches OneApp at Accountex

MyFirmsApp, provider of intelligent Apps to professional firms in 11 countries, is introducing the new OneApp layered mobile platform at Accountex 2018. The OneApp platform will feature an AI/chatbot or virtual assistant that answers questions using calculator functionality and completes simple tasks. Working closely with the Amazon Lex platform, the AI functionality is set to […]

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Who’ll be exhibiting at Accountex 2018?

Today’s Daily Insight is longer (a lot) than usual because we are focusing on some of the magnificent 200-plus exhibitors at Accountex . The UK’s top event for the accountancy and finance profession has released the show highlights for 2018. At London’s ExCeL next week on 23-24 May, visitors will be among the first to […]

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One click and the payroll’s done!

Processing payrolls can be labour-intensive. So, what would the world look like if we could process payrolls with one click? Today, payroll bureau operations can install a one click solution. Here’s how… Say a bureau practice runs over 300 client payrolls. Half of those payrolls are classed as standard or threshold payrolls (paid up the […]

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Women in Accountancy launches website to fight inequality

The Women in Accountancy group will be launching its own website at Accountex 2018.  WomenInAccountancy.com reflects a growing interest in the gender (in)equality issue. The group came about after Elaine Clark, chartered accountant and managing director of CheapAccounting.co.uk, highlighted a dearth of female speakers at the first Accountex Summit North at Manchester Central in March. Such was the […]

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Why accountants can’t afford to ignore wellbeing

I’m always finding stories in the media about wellbeing in the workplace, or the lack of it. As a nation, we are under more strain than ever – both physically and mentally. We’re tired, stressed and overweight, and, as a result, we’re lagging behind our G7 peers when it comes to productivity… another issue we’re […]

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Big Four accountants plan for break-up

The break-up of the Big Four accounting firms seems to be edging closer. The main story in today’s FT is that KPMG, Deloitte, EY and PwC have made contingency plans for a break up of their UK businesses. It’s a solution to the conflict of interest problem in the audit sector that’s favoured by politicians, […]

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Why Accountex 2018 is a financial feast

The 2018 MasterChef champion has just been crowned … and this got us thinking. In some ways, a great exhibition and conference is like a great meal. You need the right ingredients, equipment and technique to produce the perfect balance of flavours. You also need the right chef(s). And that’s exactly what we’ve seen every […]

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