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Druckman gets non-exec role at Access

Newly-appointed ICAEW president Paul Druckman has taken up a non-executive role with accounting software provider Access Accounting.

Link: Profile: Paul Druckman, ICAEW president

Druckman has a wealth of experience in IT, gained on both sides of the accounting software channel after qualifying as an accountant.

He formed his own software house, before spending time as an owner-manager of a Navision accounting software dealership.

‘I have a healthy respect for Access software and the way the company has operated in the market for many years,’ said Druckman.

‘This has been backed up by my soundings from industry experts. I am excited to be joining the team at Access Accounting at a time when the company is highly profitable, well run, and looking forward to a great future.’

Alastair O’Reilly, Access MD, said: ‘I have every confidence that Paul’s expertise will help Access to step up to a new level, in terms of growth and profitability.’

Druckman has also chaired both the institute’s IT Faculty and its SME forum And in what has proved to be a very eventful week for the company, Access has acquired supply chain and distribution software company PumaSoft.

The move for the Access partner should strengthen its accounting offerings in both sectors, while many Pumasoft clients already use the Access Dimensions financial suite of products.Pumasoft will continue to operate out of its Huddersfield offices, under the new name Access Supply Chain Ltd.

Access also announced a strong set of year-end figures. Turnover increased by £1.3m to 6.5m, with profit before tax at £1m.

It noted a ‘strong increase’ in new sales of SQL server-based accounting software. Dimensions Lite, its small business financial software product, also performed ‘particularly strongly’.

Ian Little, Access FD, said that it was especially pleasing that new customers had driven the increased turnover.

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