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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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Accountex team sets up for the big one!

New exhibitors. New speakers. New sessions. It’s all systems go. The Accountex team is  in London setting up the UK’s leading event for the accounting and finance profession at London’s ExCel on 23-24 May as we speak! So here’s a quick reminder of some of the key stats for this year’s exhibition. This year’s Accountex will […]

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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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‘As Virginia Woolf said: a woman must have money and a room of her own’

Caroline Plumb, founder and CEO of Fluidly, talks to Accounting Insight editor Ian Moss about her life and accounting times. The here and now…. What are your favourite early career memories, Caroline? Starting a business aged 21 and pretending we had a switchboard, building the first computers, finding my first customers and growing it! Oh […]

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Daily Insight: the accounting gender pay gap

On average, about 75 per cent of big UK companies pay men more than women, says the government. Companies employing more than 250 must publish a comparison of male and female pay. The average gap works out at 9.8 per cent. About 10,000 companies met their legal obligation to provide the stats. Over 1,500 missed […]

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