Sometimes life can get exciting even on a weekday in the offices of a large firm of chartered accountants.
The Philip Fisher column
The world is overrun with blogs and tweets. While they serve a purpose, this column is something slightly different. You will not find out what the author had for breakfast or the colour of the socks he is wearing. You will not be pestered with tedious listings of every film, book, play etc that your correspondent has ever seen or his latest success or otherwise on the golf links.
What readers have come to expect from a writer who has been associated with AccountingWEB almost from its inception are objective but on occasion quite possibly opinionated articles about topics that might be of interest to accountants as people. The intention is to be simultaneously challenging, thought-provoking and entertaining.
Since the writer is a partner in the Human Capital team at BDO LLP these columns will frequently take on issues relating to taxation, business and government policy. For light entertainment, he is also London Editor of British Theatre Guide so there will be plenty of hints and tips about what to see and not to see.
He also regularly writes about technology for London Accountant and almost anything else under the sun for a variety of publications so there are always going to be odd surprises in store. Travel, art, books, theatre, sports and consumer issues are all likely to receive consideration in coming months - but so are taxation issues, thoughts on the latest technology and, inevitably, the activities of the Chancellor and HMRC.
A recent survey suggests that accountants are increasingly embracing social media. However, it stops short of investigating whether they are achieving anything with it.
It is that time of year. Most readers of this column will probably currently be obsessed by their clients' inability to deliver tax return information as deadlines loom.
A couple of weeks in New York without immediate access to Wi-Fi is a quick route to insanity.
The New York Arts scene continues to delight with opera, musicals and art on the agenda including Vermeer’s most iconic masterpiece.
Spending the New Year break in the Big Apple is always thrilling. This year with art and theatre high on the agenda promises to be special.
After working tirelessly through what one hopes has been yet another busy year, we workaholics have finally got a few days to put our feet up and enjoy a well-deserved rest.
As we approach Christmas, there is every chance that the average accountant will do his or her damnedest to have a heart attack before the end of the year.
Are you one of those people who replaces expensive examples of the latest technology on a regular basis or from the school that believes in working things into the ground, then get them patched up?
Following the National Audit Office's investigation into the Cup Trust and its criticism of the Charity Commission, tax advisers are once again portrayed in a very poor light. Is it time for action?