2pm, Wednesday 18th October

Future of practice: What 2018 will bring for accountants

Many accountancy firms are already living in the future. Drawing on examples from the Practice Excellence community, this session will explore how practices are overhauling their workflows to improve client service and advisory niches, plus a look at how some firms are applying machine learning to increase bookkeeping speed and accuracy. Looking beyond these core internal processes, the panel will explore the growing online ecosystem that is bringing industry-specific tools, practical analytics and online funding within reach of innovative practitioners. 

Future of practice: What 2018 will bring for accountants

This session will explore how practices are overhauling their workflows to improve client service and advisory niches.
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Future of practice: What 2018 will bring for accountants

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Session panel

John Stokdyk

AccountingWEB.co.uk global editor John Stokdyk joined the site in 1999 and helped build it into an award-winning online professional community with more than 100,000 members. Named IFA web business journalist of the year in 2004 and 2008, John has also written about business and technology topics for The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and many others.

Will Farnell

Partner, Farnell Clarke
Will is the founder of Award winning firm Farnell Clarke. The firm has been delivering accountancy services fully in the cloud since 2008 with knowledge and experience across the market leading cloud accounting applications and add-on market place. He is a regular speaker in relation to how accounting firms can leverage technology to achieve practice growth.

Paul Bulpitt

Head of Accounting, Xero
Paul joined Xero two years ago. He founded The Wow Company in 2004, building a fast-growing national firm exclusively serving small businesses. Driven by a focus on personal relationships and progressive processes, The Wow Company has earned numerous accolades at the Xero Awards, as well as the Practice Growth Award at the 2014 Practice Excellence awards.