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Finding savings will always be top of the agenda for Accounting firms faced with the need to drive business improvements while cutting costs.

You will have noticed that the accountancy industry that you work in today has altered radically in the last few years, and the goalposts are still shifting on a regular basis.

Steve Pipe takes a closer look at Woods Squared to find out what makes the Practice Excellence Awards small firm winner so successful.

Practice Excellence Awards judge James Scanlan draws some lessons from the client survey results about how accountants can benefit from being flexible in their client relationships.


In a tough economy where there is significant pricing pressure and more companies are chasing fewer pounds, accounting firms have to work hard to walk the thin line between profit and loss.

In a follow up to his last article on Self Assessment marketing opportunities, Mark Lee explores how accountants can target niche prospects.


Milner Boardman, an accountancy firm based in Altrincham, South Manchester, turned to paperless processes as it sought to expand its services, and reaped an estimated return of £60,000.

This article continues our series on the “second wave” of paperless practice with a few observations from accountants and practice managers on how document management has changed the way their


Professional bodies are taking an increasingly rigorous, risk-based approach to compliance with practising standards and the media reports press about those who fall short.