Simon Compton

Accountants listening but not engaging in social media

CCH survey shows that 78% of accountants class themselves as social media listeners - just 22% are contributors

03 Dec 2012

Social media keyboard

Social media doesn't equal liability free

Twitter and Facebook may help firms extend their network but firms could still be liable for employee conduct, warns Andrea Ward

09 Nov 2012

Chris Bayne

Access’ latest acquisition sees it dip toe into online market

Access UK acquires French-based Prelytis which will see the company move into the online software-as-a-service market

04 Sep 2012

Key questions before entering the cloud

Kevin McLoughlin outlines the key security questions organisations need to ask before trusting financial data to the internet

01 May 2012

Budget2012: Tax credits extended to gaming industry

Tax credits will be extended to the video-gaming industry

21 Mar 2012

Keep calm and carry on

Sudden snow storms, and icy conditions should not deter business as usual explains Phill Robinson

07 Mar 2012

Online the biggest growth area for accountants

Survey reveals providing online services to clients is biggest growth area for accountants in practice

27 Feb 2012

Best Practice: Tech in the City for Blick Rothenberg

How faster broadband has broadened horizons for the London-based firm

31 Oct 2011

Blick Rothenberg targets London's tech centre

Blick Rothenberg takes residence in Silicon Roundabout

27 Oct 2011

SMEs want accountants to work online

Accountants need to be able to offer SME clients internet capabilities if they don’t want to lose them

24 Oct 2011 sees 500% growth

Accountancy software provider UNIT4 shows strong growth in its online accountancy IT arm

20 Oct 2011

Iris launches online

Accountancy IT provider releases latest update with online capability

17 Oct 2011

Ex-Vantis partner starts online consultancy business

Richard Messik and D2C CEO David Terrar create web-based consultancy to help accountants understand online software

24 Jun 2011

CCH acquires Twinfield

Accountancy technology giant Wolters Kluwer acquires online rival Twinfield

14 Jun 2011

Cloud computing unsuitable for bookkeeping

On-premise software chairman Quentin Pain says online accounting is a rip-off

27 May 2011

KashFlow on the lookout for investor

Online accountancy software business KashFlow looks for strategic partner to dramatically increase its reach

13 Apr 2011


Remote working can help women push through the glass ceiling

11 Apr 2011

KashFlow produces off-line product

Internet-based accountancy software company KashFlow has released software that can be used offline on a desktop

20 Jan 2011

Sage launches online accountancy software

Software giant Sage has released its first online accountancy software product

18 Jan 2011

Online technology stumps finance professionals

Internet based technology, such as cloud computing, is confusing to finance professionals - says Access survey

09 Dec 2010

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would


David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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