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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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Accountex 2018 in numbers

Today’s Daily Insight is a quick look back at Accountex 2018 now that our resident statisticians have been able to analyse all the data from the show and come up with some significant numbers. There’s some interesting reading here, particularly the number of buying influencers who attended the show a couple of weeks ago at […]

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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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Three tasty takeaways from Accountex 2018

Two days. Hundreds of seminars. Thousands of accountants. We’ve all had the bank holiday weekend to catch our breath from attending Accountex— the event of the year for accountant and finance professionals. This year we saw an array of new and improved technologies, products and services. We at Spotcap attended a wide range of talks […]

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Accountancy’s top show punches above its weight

From the announcement of important company takeovers, to soaring visitor numbers and boxing glove freebies, Accountex packed a big punch in 2018. The UK’s leading exhibition for the accounting and finance profession was on record-breaking form with over 7,600 attending the show at ExCeL London on 23-24 May. That was more than 8% up on […]

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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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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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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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