Most accountants still underprepared for tech shift
Opinion Blog

Most accountants still underprepared for tech shift

4d 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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Labour government full speed ahead on audit reform
Audit

Labour government full speed ahead on audit reform

5d 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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Pass rates announced for June 2024 ACCA exam sitting
ACCA

Pass rates announced for June 2024 ACCA exam sitting

1w 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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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...

1w 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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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

4w 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

4w 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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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

1m 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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Navigating remote work and tax efficiency with EMI options
Skills

Navigating remote work and tax efficiency with EMI options

2m Accountancy Age

Navigating remote work and tax efficiency with EMI...

The recent shifts towards remote work have introduced significant challenges for businesses, especially regarding corporate tax and legal implications...

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

What's going on at Grant Thornton?

2m 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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‘Perfect storm’ for hundreds of thousands of firms revealed as demand spirals and talent supplies plummet
Skills

‘Perfect storm’ for hundreds of thousands of firms revealed as demand spira...

2m Accountancy Age

‘Perfect storm’ for hundreds of thousands of firms...

Almost half (45%) of firms are being “severely” or “significantly” affected by skills shortages and a total of 74% of respondents said that compared w...

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Three ways to close the finance skills gap in UK accounting practices
Skills

Three ways to close the finance skills gap in UK accounting practices

2m Rachael Kennedy

Three ways to close the finance skills gap in UK a...

What is an accountant? According to ChatGPT, they are the following: “[Accountants are] highly detail-oriented and analytical professionals, adept at ...

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New AICPA & CIMA research shows deep divide among finance professionals about the future of finance
People In Business

New AICPA & CIMA research shows deep divide among finance professionals abo...

3m Accountancy Age

New AICPA & CIMA research shows deep divide among ...

AICPA & CIMA released today their Re-defining finance for a sustainable world white paper, the latest iteration of their Future of Finance researc...

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Once you switch, can you switch back?
Skills

Once you switch, can you switch back?

3m Accountancy Age

Once you switch, can you switch back?

Choosing between accounting practice and industry shapes an accountant's career, offering either a broad client base or in-depth company involvement. ...

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How the renewed commitment to ESG in accountancy and finance is changing the finance recruitment landscape
CSR

How the renewed commitment to ESG in accountancy and finance is changing th...

3m Andy Young

How the renewed commitment to ESG in accountancy a...

The accountancy and finance landscape has seen a shift in recent years, with promising signs of recruitment recovery driven by a renewed focus on envi...

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How to foster innovation and a performance culture
Skills

How to foster innovation and a performance culture

4m Peter Spence

How to foster innovation and a performance culture

Innovation is essential to survival in the modern marketplace. AICPA & CIMA’s Associate Technical Director Peter Spence discusses how to foster a cult...

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More than a third of female accountants too anxious to take annual leave
People Practice

More than a third of female accountants too anxious to take annual leave

4m Accountancy Age

More than a third of female accountants too anxiou...

2 in 5 (41%) of female chartered accountants say they’ve avoided taking annual leave on more than one occasion because they were anxious about handing...

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Mastering the Art of Networking: A Strategic Guide for Accounting Professionals
People In Practice

Mastering the Art of Networking: A Strategic Guide for Accounting Professio...

4m Accountancy Age

Mastering the Art of Networking: A Strategic Guide...

Networking in accounting is crucial for career and personal growth, involving operational, personal, and strategic types. Effective strategies include...

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Almost half of accountants believe accountancy is viewed as a stuffy, dull profession
Skills

Almost half of accountants believe accountancy is viewed as a stuffy, dull ...

5m Accountancy Age

Almost half of accountants believe accountancy is ...

New data from cloud accounting provider, FreeAgent sheds light on the true nature of the accounting profession. Read More...

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The ingredients for building the ideal modern finance and accounting team
People In Business

The ingredients for building the ideal modern finance and accounting team

5m Rachael King

The ingredients for building the ideal modern fina...

New research reveals a clear recipe for constructing a high-impact finance unit in today’s rapidly evolving business climate. Global talent lead...

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Why 'numbers people' need better people skills
Skills

Why 'numbers people' need better people skills

6m Accountancy Age

Why 'numbers people' need better people skills

Mastering communication skills is crucial for young accountants, not just for presenting numbers but explaining their implications. This can be achiev...

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Hurst launches leadership development program
Skills

Hurst launches leadership development program

6m Accountancy Age

Hurst launches leadership development program

One of the UK’s leading independent accounting firms have launched a new leadership development program for members of its team. Hurst is first ...

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UK government invests half a million to get audit and accountancy qualifications recognised abroad
Skills

UK government invests half a million to get audit and accountancy qualifica...

6m Rachael Kennedy

UK government invests half a million to get audit ...

The UK government has pledged £500,000 to facilitate the recognition of accountancy and audit qualifications abroad. Announced by the Department of Tr...

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Salary trends, gender pay gap, and the impact of AAT qualifications on earning potential
Career

Salary trends, gender pay gap, and the impact of AAT qualifications on earn...

6m Accountancy Age

Salary trends, gender pay gap, and the impact of A...

The survey reveals salary progression based on AAT membership levels, regional variations in salaries, gender pay gaps, industry-specific salaries, an...

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Evelyn Partners launches new graduate programme
Skills

Evelyn Partners launches new graduate programme

7m Accountancy Age

Evelyn Partners launches new graduate programme

Graduates on Evelyn Partners' new programme will work on front office financial planning tasks alongside studying for the Personal Finance Society Dip...

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