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5 Reasons to Join a Professional Body

5 Reasons to Join a Professional Body

No matter which industry you are in, from labour occupations to positions that require a PhD cape, there is a professional body geared for you. But in this online world, are they still relevant? The answer is unequivocally, yes! Whether you’re looking to gain first-hand expertise, network with industry leaders or add extra credibility to […]

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ICBA cloud software

Seven reasons why your business should use cloud accounting software

ISSUED BY: OUTSOURCED CFO Is your business running on the cloud? Automation and digitisation are big trends in scaling up companies. Streamlining your processes goes a long way towards building a successful and investable company. Very real progress in the field of cloud accounting is allowing business owners to do more, faster. This progress is resulting […]

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Why niche markets can be big business for accountants

Why niche markets can be big business for accountants

Finding a niche is an excellent way for accountants to unlock new, profitable opportunities. So it’s no surprise to hear that more and more practices are identifying and focusing on niche markets as a way of optimizing budgets and boosting internal efficiency. What do we mean by a niche market? Many firms will say ‘I specialize in SME […]

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Who's (Legally) Allowed to File a Tax Return?

Who’s (Legally) Allowed to File a Tax Return?

Tax isn’t the easiest of subjects to navigate. Besides the long list of legalese to master, there’s the fact that tax legislation evolves year on year. What was applicable on your tax return 2 or 3 years ago, isn’t necessarily valid on your next, and what’s right this year, may change next season. It’s unsurprising […]

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How mid-tier accounting firms are driving economic growth

How mid-tier accounting firms are driving economic growth

In the business environment, there appears to be a widely held belief that value resides at either end of the spectrum: in the ‘Big Four’ networks offering scale and clout, or in the boutique firms that focus on a specific niche. As for the middle – well, nothing much happens there, right? Wrong, insists Anton […]

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Xero threatens to leave Sage and Quickbooks in the dust

Xero threatens to leave Sage and Quickbooks in the dust

The recent growth of Xero in the UK points to a real sea change where cloud accounting is concerned, says outsourced accounting, operational and corporate services company Steppingstone in a blog. It says while QuickBooks might have the upper hand in the US with 2.2 million subscribers, Xero continues to make inroads in a number of […]

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Big Four Audit Firms said too be powerful

Big Four Audit Firms said too be powerful

MPs are calling for an urgent review into the competition review into the statutory audit market, citing concerns over the lack of competitive tenders, dominance of the Big Four audit firms and an absence of independent scrutiny following the collapse of Carillion, reports Sara White, the Editor of Accountancy Daily MPs on the joint BEIS/Work and […]

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How to Balance Work Life

5 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance Today

Work is an expected societal norm: Go to school, get a job. But your career doesn’t have to be so strict and restraining. Work isn’t just a way to make money; it should serve you both financially and emotionally. “Success, in my opinion, is about living a life through making choices that guide toward your […]

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