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No Accounting for Taste ep53: How accounting can change the world

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s an accountant. Grab your cape because on this week’s show we debate how, or if, accountants can truly save the world.

28th Nov 2019
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Just like how the country is locked in debate, the AccountingWEB editors are also filibustering. Only they’re not too concerned with the election battle lines but the power the profession has to bring change to the world.

Up first, consulting tax editor Rebecca Cave champions the effect tax can have in rallying change. Look no further than the taxes that have already been implemented (and could be) to help battle the climate emergency crisis. Plastic bag tax, anyone?

Then, AccountingWEB’s resident tech guru John Stokdyk looks at how developments in software continue to radically change the way businesses and their accountants operate.

Editor Tom Herbert, meanwhile, reflects on the bloodbath 2019 has been on the high street. While some of the failures were just natural wastage, many more were as a result of debt burdens and profiteering that some argue could have been flagged much earlier by auditors.

And finally, host Richard Hattersley argues the case for the grassroots approach. As the mental health crisis continues to torment all comers, perhaps the answer for accounting firms is a little closer to home. Maybe they should start with their employees and clients.

So, can accountants save the world? Listen to this week’s podcast to find out.

Join us in two weeks’ time for the next instalment of the No Accounting for Taste podcast when we’ll look back over the last 12 months in accounting. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts to ensure you don't miss out. 

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