How to solve a problem like MTD: An Agenda for Excellence

Accounting Excellence technology champion-turned-Sage product director Chris Downing will share practical, real-life examples on how practitioners can use their MTD strategy as a springboard to longer-term practice development.

Real example: How to map key MTD milestones, planning phases and workflows ahead of April 2019 (from data entry to bookkeeping to filing and more)

Live Blog How to solve a problem like MTD

The panel

John Stokdyk

Global editor, AccountingWEB
Having joined AccountingWEB in 1999, John helped to 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.

Chris Downing

Director of Product Management, Sage
Chris has recently joined Sage as Director of Product Management. Previously he had been with Milsted Langdon LLP – a firm that provides a full range of accounting and business advisory services – and was responsible for the development of their Business Intelligence department. His team improved the quality of clients' management information with an overarching aim to empower organisations to monitor their own performance in real time.

Chris Godden FCA

Founder and Director, Blenheim Accounting
Chris is the founder and Director of Blenheim. He heads up the business and provides the Virtual FD service. He is experienced in working with family and owner-managed business and has direct experience of managing finance in a corporate setting as well as a wealth of practice-based knowledge. In addition to general corporate and personal tax experience, Chris also works jointly with clients and their financial advisers to ensure that business and personal tax affairs are planned as efficiently as possible.