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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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IRIS aims to simplify the route to MTD

Software group IRIS has delivered an autumn statement of intent that aims to equip every accounting practice with the tools to thrive in the digital future. The company, which is celebrating 40 years in business, has even thrown down the gauntlet to EY, PwC, KPMG and Deloitte by offering an artificial intelligence audit solution that […]

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MTD: Is it all a bit too little a bit too late?

A no-holds-barred MTD brainstorm by industry thought-leaders rounded off an excellent IRIS World conference in London. Steve Cox, the leading UK software group’s chief evangelist, led the discussion. On the panel were: HMRC VAT policy lead Kamran Quadri; Anita Monteith, ICAEW tax manager; Lee Hawksworth HMRC’s head of software developer collaboration; Companies House digital lead […]

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IRIS announces customer awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlist for the IRIS customer awards has been completed. A panel of accounting industry experts has whittled down entries from individuals and accountancy practices that are thriving in the digital economy. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner on Tuesday 9 October. IRIS Firm of the Year (small practice) Your Tax Shop Ltd […]

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IRIS launches AI assistant for accountants

IRIS has launched a suite of artificial intelligence products and services for accountants practice. The software group’s first product in this offering is the Ai Auditor™,  which has been developed by MindBridge Analytics Inc. The tool enables accountants to address skill shortages and deliver risk and fraud assurance services. Reducing labour intensity MindBridge Ai Auditor […]

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IRIS launches GDPR compliance tool for accountants

IRIS has joined forces with the Data Support Agency to launch GDPR Advisor – a service to help accountancy practices maintain compliance and deal with evolving data protection regulations plus cyber security. Anecdotal evidence from the IRIS GDPR Conference held earlier this year, found many accountancy professionals view data protection as peripheral to their core […]

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Making Tax Digital VAT: is it time to educate clients?

The summer has arrived (it’s started raining!). Government members have retreated to Tuscan villas. School children are enjoying the longest holiday of the year. Parents battle to juggle work and keep their little ones entertained. Amid the extraordinary political, social and economic events of the past few months, accountancy professionals are debating the next step […]

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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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IRIS CFO wins top finance professional award

Congratulations to IRIS CFO Elona Mortimer-Zhika, who has won finance professional of the year in the Venus awards for women in business. Elona was recognised in the working women’s Oscars for her dedication and tenacity. The Thames Valley region award follows IRIS‘s recent acquisitions of Star Computers and Taxfiler and the buyout by Hg Capital […]

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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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