Long-standing AccountingWEB member Bruce Roberts shares his insights into what it's like being an accountant, and a candidate running in the 2015 General Election.
One-off opinions and contributions from accountancy's great and good.
With somewhere more than four million small businesses in the UK, the SME vote is a vital one for any party serious about getting the keys to number 10. Adam Tavener goes through who is promising what, and more importantly what will really make a difference.
Nick Williams, head of business development at Intuit QuickBooks, writes that the death of annual tax returns means the start of taking more control.
As employers face increased payroll obligations and regulations, automation is now compulsory which means that payroll software has become core to employer requirements.
Accountants know more than most about keeping their house in order: Crossed t’s, dotted i’s and decimal points in place.
As Winston Churchill once said “the farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see”.
Given the technology led disruption seen in industries such as music, retail, and travel, it’s maybe not surprising that financial services is experiencing the same tumult, with old established market leaders beginning to be displaced by new tech-savvy competition.
Optimising the business with minimum budget spend is a highly skilled – and at times, tricky – task for even the most experienced financial directors and CFOs, says Chris Haden of Formscan.
Reports have been circulating that the government has made a U-turn on its proposed new legislation to restrict the use of pilot trusts, says RJP’s Lesley Stalker.