Although many consider the accountancy sector to be ‘recession-proof’, the profession is still under increased pressure as businesses rely on their accountants to minimise their financial difficulties, says Jessica Pryce-Jones.
One-off opinions and contributions from accountancy's great and good.
Michael Evans, CEO of PrecisionPoint Software, argues that even after 20 years business intelligence tools are still failing to meet financial analysis and reporting needs. What FDs need are better, more trusted financial analysis tools.
Gabelle's managing director Paula Tallon explains how Santa Claus could be subject to VAT in this festive blog post.
With the Autumn Statement only a few days away, there will be millions of small business owners wondering whether the changes announced are going to be of any benefit, writes Bobby Lane, partner at Shelly Stock Hutter.
Credit management specialist CREMENASS puts the case for accountants to get more closely involved with people who can help clients in cash flow distress.
Tax avoidance has been a hot topic in recent months with public figures taking a very deliberate stance designed to trigger a wave of public opinion against individuals who structure their business and financial affairs in order to pay less tax.
Mike Down and Gary Heynes from Baker Tilly raise concerns that HMRC is applying its ‘new’ penalty regime for inaccurate tax returns a bit too zealously.
Accountants can sense change taking place all around them. Twinfield co-founder André Kwakernaat argues that information transparency, collaboration and social media will help the profession adapt to the challenges it faces.
After one of his colleagues found herself in the media spotlight, Tolley’s Chris Jones comes to her defence.
In the last four days there have been several references by the national media about LexisNexis and one of its members of staff.
The annual Budget creates short-termism according to Derek Allen, the director of tax at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).
A longer-term approach and thinking would promote stability and certainty for taxpayers and businesses.