When was the last time a young unemployed Colombian inspired an accountant? Well, that is exactly what happened this morning when I came across this post on a LinkedIn discussion forum, says Steve Pipe.
One-off opinions and contributions from accountancy's great and good.
Late payment among businesses has been back in the news again, with the government responding to another consultation on how to tackle the problem and new figures from BACS showing that the issue is getting worse, says Chris Meyer, director and founder of
R&D tax relief, which is designed to stimulate innovation, growth and more efficient ways for British companies to operate, is one of the most complex pieces of legislation on the UK statute books.
With the worst of the recession behind us, attention is turning to growth. But as the job market has warmed back up – so too has the war for talent, says Tara Ricks of Randstad.
Chief financial officers are made, not born. Their training is long, arduous and unforgiving and their professional lives are constantly exacting. There are no nuances in figures, explains Mark Lewis of Rutherford Cross.
Returning to the journalistic front line, TaxCalc product manager Alex John shares her thoughts and insights into Budget 2014.
Having the right IT infrastructure and business tools in place should be a huge priority for accountants, argues webexpenses chairman Michael Richards.
If there is one thing that almost every accountant thinks they know about tax it is that almost no one understands tax outside our profession, says Richard Murphy.
Sanjay Swarup from SKS Business Services argues that small businesses are failing to take advantage of advances in modern accounting practices.