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

3d 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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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...

5d 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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Xerocon 2024: Where technology meets tradition
AI in Accounting

Xerocon 2024: Where technology meets tradition

2w 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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What's going on at Grant Thornton?
Mergers And Acquisitions

What's going on at Grant Thornton?

4w Accountancy Age

What's going on at Grant Thornton?

Grant Thornton has announced the layoff of 350 employees, equating to approximately 3.5% of its U.S. workforce. This latest round of job cuts comes on...

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Who said accountants need to understand brand building?
Accounting Firms

Who said accountants need to understand brand building?

1m Rachael King

Who said accountants need to understand brand buil...

haysmacintyre, a top-20 London firm of chartered accountants, has been recognised as one of the UK’s best places to work by The Sunday Times. The firm...

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How to make clients your sales team
Practice

How to make clients your sales team

2m Accountancy Age

How to make clients your sales team

Leveraging strong client relationships can enable accounting firms to generate new business through advocacy and referrals. Read More...

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Sumer expands Scottish and Northern English footprint with merger of EQ and Douglas Home & Co.
Mergers And Acquisitions

Sumer expands Scottish and Northern English footprint with merger of EQ and...

2m Accountancy Age

Sumer expands Scottish and Northern English footpr...

The strategic move for EQ signals expansion into Scotland and the North of England Read More...

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Purpose, People and Technology: Damon Brain's Trio of Priorities as Duncan & Toplis' new CEO
Practice

Purpose, People and Technology: Damon Brain's Trio of Priorities as Duncan ...

3m Rachael King

Purpose, People and Technology: Damon Brain's Trio...

Damon Brain, the newly minted CEO of Duncan & Toplis, unveils his ambitious plans to transform the firm into a tech-driven powerhouse while preserving...

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Overcoming financial hurdles: Innovative strategies for startup success in Accounting
Management

Overcoming financial hurdles: Innovative strategies for startup success in ...

3m Accountancy Age

Overcoming financial hurdles: Innovative strategie...

Startups face unique financial challenges, such as cash flow volatility and equity-based compensation complexities. Innovative strategies and technolo...

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Dispelling the benefits of real-time data to clients
Data Repository

Dispelling the benefits of real-time data to clients

7m Accountancy Age

Dispelling the benefits of real-time data to clien...

The the shift towards providing clients with real-time financial information is not just a value-add for the clients themselves; it presents a strateg...

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Rethinking ethics management after PwC junior auditors fined
Career

Rethinking ethics management after PwC junior auditors fined

7m Accountancy Age

Rethinking ethics management after PwC junior audi...

The PwC audit ethics breach serves as a stark reminder of the importance of ethical practices in accounting. This article explores the lessons account...

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Fee shuffle: Accountants tune into the market rhythm
Invoicing

Fee shuffle: Accountants tune into the market rhythm

7m Accountancy Age

Fee shuffle: Accountants tune into the market rhyt...

Explore how accountants master the art of communicating fee changes, balancing numbers with nuanced client relationships Read More...

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What UK firms should learn from the US accountant shortage
Business

What UK firms should learn from the US accountant shortage

7m Accountancy Age

What UK firms should learn from the US accountant ...

Explore how UK accounting firms can learn from the US accountant shortage to navigate industry challenges and seize opportunities for growth and innov...

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Navigating the trifecta: Outsourcing, automation, and upskilling
Client Enagagement

Navigating the trifecta: Outsourcing, automation, and upskilling

8m Accountancy Age

Navigating the trifecta: Outsourcing, automation, ...

Explore how the balanced integration of outsourcing, automation, and upskilling can significantly enhance operational efficiency, client satisfaction,...

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Online presence: The new frontier for UK accountants
Practice

Online presence: The new frontier for UK accountants

11m Finbarr Toesland

Online presence: The new frontier for UK accountan...

Distinctive and innovative websites play a crucial role in positioning accountancy firms as trusted leaders in the digital age, attracting top talent,...

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WATCH: Baker Tilly International CEO on mid-market turbulence
Accounting Firms

WATCH: Baker Tilly International CEO on mid-market turbulence

1y Sam Alberti

WATCH: Baker Tilly International CEO on mid-market...

Francesca Lagerberg sheds light on how practice strategy is helping to guide more than 140 member firms through global turbulence Read More...

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ESG an “immense” market for mid-tier accounting firms to tap into
ESG

ESG an “immense” market for mid-tier accounting firms to tap into

1y Sam Alberti

ESG an “immense” market for mid-tier accounting fi...

As Menzies becomes the latest accounting firm to launch an ESG service line, Accountancy Age looks at the factors for and again investing in sustainab...

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DEI initiatives: How Mazars, Haysmacintyre hope to win the talent war
Accounting Firms

DEI initiatives: How Mazars, Haysmacintyre hope to win the talent war

1y Greg Noble

DEI initiatives: How Mazars, Haysmacintyre hope to...

DEI initiatives can help accountancy firms put their best foot forward with the youngest generation in the workforce, experts suggest Read More...

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Outsourcing: A dynamic solution to combat the UK accounting sector’s talent woes
Business

Outsourcing: A dynamic solution to combat the UK accounting sector’s talent...

1y Nash Riggins

Outsourcing: A dynamic solution to combat the UK a...

With increasing competition in the market, outsourcing has emerged as a dynamic opportunity for partners to deliver cost savings and better value to c...

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Q&A: KPMG UK on its Stonewall-approved D&I strategy
Kpmg

Q&A: KPMG UK on its Stonewall-approved D&I strategy

1y Sam Alberti

Q&A: KPMG UK on its Stonewall-approved D&I strateg...

Jenny Baskerville, KPMG’s UK head of IDE, outlines the strategy that’s helped the firm beat the odds Read More...

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LISTEN: Being ‘creative’ to retain and recruit top talent
People In Practice

LISTEN: Being ‘creative’ to retain and recruit top talent

1y Rachael King

LISTEN: Being ‘creative’ to retain and recruit top...

The latest episode of the Lightbulb Moments podcast series considers how accountancy practices are solving talent shortages and where technology can b...

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'Talent pathways' and 'listening culture' key to accounting staff retention
Practice strategy

'Talent pathways' and 'listening culture' key to accounting staff retention

1y Paul Hanaphy

'Talent pathways' and 'listening culture' key to a...

Retention may trump acquisition in this regard, expert say Read More...

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Mid-tier accountants can beat biggest firms in talent market, experts say
Accounting Firms

Mid-tier accountants can beat biggest firms in talent market, experts say

2y Rachel Gordon

Mid-tier accountants can beat biggest firms in tal...

Benefits, apprenticeships, culture, and regional desirability are among the key factors, according to market participants Read More...

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Audit reform causing work to ‘cascade down’ through the market
Audit

Audit reform causing work to ‘cascade down’ through the market

2y Paul Hanaphy

Audit reform causing work to ‘cascade down’ throug...

Industry leaders say audit changes are already creating opportunities for mid-tier firms Read More...

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Accountancy firms warned not to cut back on digital skills training
Practice strategy

Accountancy firms warned not to cut back on digital skills training

2y Rob Griffin

Accountancy firms warned not to cut back on digita...

Failing to invest in staff could result in a widening skills gap, according to tech experts Read More...

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WATCH: Cooper Parry's winning formula
Accounting Firms

WATCH: Cooper Parry's winning formula

2y Accountancy Age

WATCH: Cooper Parry's winning formula

Accountancy Age sat down with Cooper Parry to unpack the accounting excellence that earned them the ranking's top spot Read More...

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Advisory services are best route to growth, accountants say
Accounting Firms

Advisory services are best route to growth, accountants say

2y Rachel Gordon

Advisory services are best route to growth, accoun...

Offering a broad range of advisory services, alongside core audit provision, is the key to achieving strong market position, according to a number of...

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