1. They are accountants, but that’s no reason not to hold them to account

    Posted on June 01, 2016 by Guy Atkinson

    They are accountants, but that’s no reason not to hold them to account

    It is budget day and the nation’s accountants will be out in their droves, bless ’em. Whether it’s holding the hands of anxious clients or heading for a TV studio to explain George Osborne’s latest inheritance tax reforms, Britain’s beancounters will be energetically earning their corn.

  2. How to hire a financial professional

    Posted on June 01, 2016 by Guy Atkinson

    How to hire a financial professional

    Financial advice might seem very pricey upfront, but like an expensive education, it can provide terrific value in the longer term. You could pay many thousands of pounds over the years for help constructing a balanced investment portfolio, for example, but are likely to more than recover those costs in higher eventual returns.

  3. PwC accountant faces inquiry over £200m collapse of Connaught

    Posted on June 01, 2016 by Guy Atkinson

    PwC accountant faces inquiry over £200m collapse of Connaught

    A retired PwC accountant is facing an investigation into his audit work in the lead-up to the collapse of a London-listed outsourcing business five years ago.

  4. Accounting’s big guns take aim at small business market

    Posted on June 01, 2016 by Guy Atkinson

    Accounting’s big guns take aim at small business market

    Two years ago, Mitchel Galvin started a fashion business from a spare room in his parents’ home, armed with £300, a handful of designs and some blank T-shirts. Now the company, Nicce London, has sales of £2.5 million, 12 staff and deals to supply Asos, Topman and more than 100 independent retailers.

  5. We must put faith in trust, technology and training

    Posted on June 01, 2016 by Guy Atkinson

    We must put faith in trust, technology and training

    THE centenary year of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) began this week with a grand launch event in Hong Kong, my home territory. Events will take place in more than 30 countries over the next 12 months, concluding in London in November 2004, the 100th birthday of ACCA. But it will not all Read More…

  6. Count me out, says ACCA chief

    Posted on June 01, 2016 by Guy Atkinson

    Count me out, says ACCA chief

    IT IS the £200,000-a-year job nobody wants. For the second time in less than two years, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has hired a chief executive only to see him resign before even starting the job.

  7. It pays to be on the front foot with Revenue

    Posted on June 01, 2016 by Guy Atkinson

    It pays to be on the front foot with Revenue

    SELF-ASSESSED taxpayers have four days left to file their tax returns or risk being hit with severe penalties by Revenue. Filing online is the only option because the deadline for paper returns — October 31 — has passed. It buys you two extra weeks, with November 12 being the final “pay and file” deadline.

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Time management for Finance Professionals

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I’ve just re-read Richard Denny’s fantastic book ‘Selling to Win’, in which he mentions a time management technique that I learnt many, many years ago from an old boss of mine.

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