Most accountants still underprepared for tech shift
Opinion Blog

Most accountants still underprepared for tech shift

1d Institute of Financial Accountants

Most accountants still underprepared for tech shif...

The latest member survey* from the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) has shown that there is still a gap in technology skills to address the di...

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Grant Thornton's transatlantic ambitions could result in a merger
Mergers And Acquisitions

Grant Thornton's transatlantic ambitions could result in a merger

2d Accountancy Age

Grant Thornton's transatlantic ambitions could res...

Grant Thornton is  reportedly exploring a plan to unify its US and UK/Irish operations through a potential three-way merger. Earlier this year, Grant ...

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Labour government full speed ahead on audit reform
Audit

Labour government full speed ahead on audit reform

3d Accountancy Age

Labour government full speed ahead on audit reform

The recent King’s Speech has unveiled a raft of legislative proposals set to significantly reshape the landscape for accountants and auditors ac...

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Green is the new black, at least for accountants
CSR

Green is the new black, at least for accountants

3d Accountancy Age

Green is the new black, at least for accountants

The world is going green, and finance is no exception. As businesses and investors increasingly prioritize sustainability, there’s a growing dem...

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Pass rates announced for June 2024 ACCA exam sitting
ACCA

Pass rates announced for June 2024 ACCA exam sitting

5d Accountancy Age

Pass rates announced for June 2024 ACCA exam sitti...

Pass rates have been announced by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) for students who sat their exams in June 2024. 107,506 ent...

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Learning from MHA's £200k audit error
Accounting Standards

Learning from MHA's £200k audit error

5d Accountancy Age

Learning from MHA's £200k audit error

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) recently imposed significant sanctions on MacIntyre Hudson LLP (MHA) and two of its auditors. The case, revolvin...

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The evolution of audit skills in an era of complex regulation, disclosure and increasing transparency
Opinion Blog

The evolution of audit skills in an era of complex regulation, disclosure a...

5d Dilek Cilingir, EY Partner

The evolution of audit skills in an era of complex...

Talent is the lifeblood of any organization, but attracting and retaining the right people is no mean feat. Recently I’ve had several opportunities to...

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Q&A: Baker Tilly International's CEO Francesca Lagerberg on shaping the future of accounting
Accounting Firms

Q&A: Baker Tilly International's CEO Francesca Lagerberg on shaping the fut...

1w Rachael Kennedy

Q&A: Baker Tilly International's CEO Francesca Lag...

Francesca Lagerberg, CEO of Baker Tilly International (BTI), is at the helm of a network navigating through a transformative period in the accounting ...

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Audit reforms, sustainability and industrial strategy key to Starmer's economic growth pledge
Accounting Firms

Audit reforms, sustainability and industrial strategy key to Starmer's econ...

2w Accountancy Age

Audit reforms, sustainability and industrial strat...

The UK’s new Labour government must commit to taking forward audit and corporate governance reform and legislate to clear the local audit backlog in E...

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PKF Francis Clark cuts energy costs by 38%
Accounting Firms

PKF Francis Clark cuts energy costs by 38%

2w Accountancy Age

PKF Francis Clark cuts energy costs by 38%

RO Capital Partners  announces that its portfolio company, measurable.energy, has installed its smart power sockets in the office of PKF Francis Clark...

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Accountancy people moves: June 2024
Company News

Accountancy people moves: June 2024

2w Accountancy Age

Accountancy people moves: June 2024

Each month, Accountancy Age delivers a comprehensive update on the key people moves and promotions that have taken place among the UK accountancy mark...

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Q&A: Dains’ CEO Richard McNeilly on Olympian-inspired growth and strategic acquisitions
Accounting Firms

Q&A: Dains’ CEO Richard McNeilly on Olympian-inspired growth and strategic ...

2w Rachael King

Q&A: Dains’ CEO Richard McNeilly on Olympian-inspi...

Dains is making significant strides as it approaches its 100th anniversary. Recently, the firm has embarked on a series of strategic acquisitions and ...

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Is there a need to overhaul local auditing processes in the UK?
Audit

Is there a need to overhaul local auditing processes in the UK?

2w Accountancy Age

Is there a need to overhaul local auditing process...

Following the recent publication of supplementary guidance by the National Audit Office (NAO), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and W...

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How will Janet Truncale make her mark at EY?
Accounting Firms

How will Janet Truncale make her mark at EY?

3w Accountancy Age

How will Janet Truncale make her mark at EY?

As the new global chief executive of the Big Four accounting firm EY, Janet Truncale inherits a complex legacy – one shaped by the failed “...

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Narrowing the workplace’s AI ‘trust gap’
Practice strategy

Narrowing the workplace’s AI ‘trust gap’

3w Trent Henry, EY Global Vice Chair - Talent

Narrowing the workplace’s AI ‘trust gap’

AI has proven its potential when it comes to efficiency, creating new and exciting career paths and enabling workers to focus on higher-value tasks. H...

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The human touch
Skills

The human touch

3w Peter Spence

The human touch

In a period of rapid technological advance, almost every organisation is going through some form digital transformation project. AICPA & CIMA’s Associ...

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Knowing when to outsource your bookkeeping services
Practice

Knowing when to outsource your bookkeeping services

3w Accountancy Age

Knowing when to outsource your bookkeeping service...

As the accounting landscape becomes increasingly complex, many firms are re-evaluating their approach to managing financial records. A significant tre...

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Forget national service, focus on financial literacy
Economy

Forget national service, focus on financial literacy

3w Accountancy Age

Forget national service, focus on financial litera...

TikTok accountant launches SME advice podcast on UN Micro and SME day, 27 June Read More...

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Five tips for accountancy firms to create an inclusive environment for LGBTQIA+ employees
Accounting Firms

Five tips for accountancy firms to create an inclusive environment for LGBT...

3w Jules McKittrick, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Sumer

Five tips for accountancy firms to create an inclu...

With a quarter of LGBTQIA+ young people unable to be “out” at work, and many people still experiencing discrimination, Jules McKittrick from Sumer out...

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Xeinadin bets big with Sage
Accounting Software

Xeinadin bets big with Sage

4w Accountancy Age

Xeinadin bets big with Sage

Sage, the leader in accounting, financial, HR, and payroll technology for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), together with Xeinadin, one of the UK...

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Q&A: Xero’s UK MD, Alex von Schirmeister, on empowering small businesses
AI in Accounting

Q&A: Xero’s UK MD, Alex von Schirmeister, on empowering small businesses

4w Rachael Kennedy

Q&A: Xero’s UK MD, Alex von Schirmeister, on empow...

On the side lines of Xerocon 2024, an event known for gathering the brightest minds in accounting and bookkeeping, Alex von Schirmeister, UK MD of Xer...

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It's time to rethink what it means to be an accountant
People In Practice

It's time to rethink what it means to be an accountant

4w Rachael Kennedy

It's time to rethink what it means to be an accoun...

When we think of an accountant, the image that often comes to mind is one of a stuffy, dull professional, hunched over a desk crunching numbers all da...

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5 things I learnt from Xerocon 2024
Accounting Software

5 things I learnt from Xerocon 2024

1m Rachael Kennedy

5 things I learnt from Xerocon 2024

Sue Perkins knows more than XBRL than expected. Xero’s CEO likes to get at least 80g of protein a day, which is hard since she’s a vegetar...

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What must accountancy firms address in their constitution in the current market?
Practice

What must accountancy firms address in their constitution in the current ma...

1m Corinne Staves, partner, CM Murray

What must accountancy firms address in their const...

Accountancy firms must be able to adapt to new and changing circumstances. The firm’s constitution needs to create the right framework. This artic...

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Accountants are not an expense, they create value
Client Enagagement

Accountants are not an expense, they create value

1m Rachael Kennedy

Accountants are not an expense, they create value

Do your clients see you as an expense? In fact, do you see yourself as an expense to your clients? This shift requires a fundamental change in how acc...

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Xerocon 2024: Where technology meets tradition
AI in Accounting

Xerocon 2024: Where technology meets tradition

1m Rachael Kennedy

Xerocon 2024: Where technology meets tradition

The accounting industry is experiencing significant changes due to several key factors. New technologies are altering how accounting is done and enabl...

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An accountants guide to the Conservative manifesto
Brexit & Economy

An accountants guide to the Conservative manifesto

1m Accountancy Age

An accountants guide to the Conservative manifesto

Ahead of the General Election, Accountancy Age will be providing an analysis of the leading party’s manifestos and the impact they will have on the UK...

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