Practitioner

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The Practitioner: Kids make more sense than clients

As The Practitioner tries to simplify workflow, an appreciation of a child-like attitude to debt is formed

11 Nov 2014

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The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

30 Oct 2014

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The Practitioner: Funding for growth - options galore

The Practitioner is astounded at the choices available for funding the firm

26 Sep 2014

The Practitioner: Problems are par for the course

The Practitioner's golfing prowess may have cost him a client, and representative of 'off-course' issues

12 Sep 2014

The Practitioner: Can the firm make hay while the sun shines?

Clients are in good fettle, and the sun's out...and The Practitioner is considering increasing fees

20 Aug 2014

The Practitioner: Government-subsidised tax advice please?

With the government looking to help fund the provision of free advice to pensioners, the Practitioner thinks there are advantages, for all, to extend this to accounting and tax

25 Jul 2014

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

17 Jul 2014

The Practitioner: Struggling client holds WIP hand

A client of The Practitioner is in financial difficulties, owing the practice a lot of money...

08 Jul 2014

The Practitioner: Bringing clients together backfires

The Practitioner looks to drive business through client collaboration. It doesn't work.

11 Jun 2014

The Practitioner: Don't phone home

The Practitioner mulls a second phone - one that clients are not given the number to...

23 May 2014

The Practitioner: Doing time with clients

The Practitioner is shocked that some of his supposedly squeaky-clean clients have had run-ins with the law

16 May 2014

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

23 Apr 2014

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

07 Apr 2014

The Practitioner: Calls waiting

With The Practitioner's firm on the receiving end of less-than-desirable telephony service, thoughts move to maintaining the best client dealings through new staffers

27 Mar 2014

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

18 Mar 2014

The Practitioner: Client grows - I worry

Can The Practitioner keep hold of their ambitious client?

14 Feb 2014

The Practitioner: Trainee woes

How much time should you give a trainee to learn the ropes? The Practitioner thinks he's had long enough already...

04 Feb 2014

The Practitioner: A firm set of resolutions

Can the Practitioner get their New Year practice-related resolutions put into practice?

10 Jan 2014

The Practitioner: Wearing too many hats is headache-inducing

Helping clients out with menial matters only stops you from providing better value services, muses the Practitioner

26 Nov 2013

The Practitioner: Apple to the core

Life without fully charged and synced mobile devices is a hollow Apple, finds The Practitioner

11 Nov 2013

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The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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