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.

Latest posts
Oct
30
1

Letters of engagement. They rank right up there with P11Ds and company Annual Returns - one of those necessary bits of admin that no-one wants to be responsible for.

Oct
22

... when you can leave it until tomorrow? Or rather the last day before the deadline!

Oct
17

There are days when I wonder why I bothered with all those exams - and today was another one of them.

Oct
14
3

So the Chancellor thinks it will encourage small businesses if they can issue tax-free employee shares in exchange for employment rights.

Did he ask anyone before deciding to do this?

Oct
08
2

I qualified in 1981 and probably bought my first professional tax book that year, when I made the decision to carry on to what was then ATII. Over the years loose leaf books gave way to CD-Roms, then to online library services.

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

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