On this edition of No Accounting for Taste, a full-powered editorial team review the latest Making Tax Digital hijinks following the first submission and we also summon some the confidence to talk networking.
It is standing room only in the podbooth today. AccoutingWEB’s consulting tax editor Rebecca Cave stops by to give her thoughts on the first MTD submission, and the regular team also digs out a microphone for another visitor in AccountingWEB’s head of insight John Stokdyk.
But MTD was not the only filing this past week that got the No Accounting for Taste team talking. WeWork filed the S1 form required to take the company public but Business Editor Francois Badenhorst digs into the company’s workings out and tells us why things look far from rosy.
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Elsewhere, the team discuss two stories from this past week which essentially covered the same theme of confidence.
While accountancy has often been painted as a solitary and introverted profession, the reality is quite the opposite. The need to have a grasp of your nerves and communication skills are just as important as the number-crunching skills.
This skill will be in high demand in the coming months as conference seasons ramps into gear. Seasoned networker John Stokdyk provides some helpful hints for anyone planning to up their schmooze game.
Here are the most-read stories gracing AccountingWEB over the last seven days and links to the other stories discussed in this week’s pod.
- MTD for VAT first main submission: How was it for you?
- Are nagging clients really that unreasonable?
- HMRC digs in over top slicing calculations
- MTD letters for laggards
- WeWork’s IPO comes with quirks
- Accountants: Tips for speaking with confidence
- How I learned to stop worrying and love networking
On the next episode, the No Accounting for Taste team will be joined by friend of the site and partner at Burton Sweet, Nigel Harris.