Practitioner's Diary

Life is tough on the front line of accountancy. For more than five years, our intrepid correspondent has been bringing us news and views from a typical West Country practice.

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Oct
03
4

The words that strike dread into the heart of any parent of young children as they embark on a car journey of more than a few miles.

Sep
30
9

In fact, maybe I should ask "who says ANYONE can multi-task?" My wife is a classic multi-tasker - that is to say her head is full of a million tasks and she tries to do as many as she can simultaneously, which usually results in her achieving none of them.

Sep
24
3

Not optimistic about how HMRC will cope with the tax changes due to take effect in the first quarter of 2013.

Sep
18
1

Reflecting back on the 2012 conferences and practice development seminars I have been to, one point that sticks in my mind is something that I seem to have struggled with most of my professional life - work turnaround time.

Sep
04
1

I have been impressed with the start of AccountingWEB's new Mentoring Project, but as I have just

Aug
22
10

... I thought, from the top of the office step ladder, while I replaced a couple of fluorescent tubes.

Then I remembered - it's because I'm in charge around here!

Apparently that means that I'm the only one who can:

Aug
14
1

It's that time of year. Or maybe it's post-Olympics euphoria. It's also getting warmer down in the West Country.

Aug
08
2

I suppose every practice has clients who phone up every other day and generally make a nuisance of themselves, and others who never call at all. Makes for an interesting balance!

Aug
07
7

I am sure I have moaned about this before, but just why do HMRC people bother to phone us?

Aug
05
6

That's what it feels like when I'm trying to organise our clients.

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