Address emerging issues
Practical guidance on key practice challenges including preparing for MTD, effective fraud prevention and recruitment in the current market.
Explore new opportunities
Explore the latest innovations in tech and data. Discuss the potential of cryptocurrency, funding opportunities and business advice. See how members are driving sustainability.
In-person sharing of ideas and reconnecting with fellow practitioners.
Discover the latest innovations
We will explore tech and new ways to present data
Accounting for crypto
How can you account for crypto in terms of tax?
Practical advice from those that are championing sustainability in their firms
- Breakfast Registration
- How The Challenging Market Conditions are Affecting Accountants
- Main registration, networking and refreshments
- From a hacker’s perspective
- Practice Management: As Unique as Your Practice
- Networking and refreshments
- Data Analytics and Tech Innovation
- MTD: Moving from awareness to action
- Choose your session
- Embedding sustainability in practice
- Recruitment and Retention
*This programme is subject to change whilst we add more sessions.
- Navigating Burnout
- Impact of economic crime
- Navigating Burnout
- Choose your session
- Financial reporting update
- Managing personal tax clients through MTD
- Networking and refreshments
- Why should accountants become crypto tax services and advisory providers?
- ISQM for the small practice
- Transition time
- Tax Update with Rebecca Benneyworth
- Closing Comments
- Drinks Reception
Rebecca is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. She is a lecturer, writer and consultant on a variety of taxes, lecturing extensively throughout the UK, to accountants, business people and also to HMRC and the Treasury. Rebecca has her own accountancy practice based in Gloucestershire, with a variety of small business and personal tax clients. During the last two years this has become a 100% digital practice. She is actively involved in providing help and support to HMRC in understanding the challenges that Making Tax Digital presents to small businesses and their advisers.
Tony currently heads up Tax Strategy at Koinly and is the PR and brand ambassador in addition to other things. A qualified accountant and tax professional with over 20 years of experience across the industry within FTSE100 companies and public practice - he is a recognised crypto tax expert and a thought leader. A fellow of the association of certified chartered accountants, Tony is a regular contributor to crypto and accounting media, including CoinTelegraph (and is an Innovation Circle member) and AccountingWeb. When he’s not creating new content on the latest crypto and tax updates or speaking at major crypto events, Tony is an avid soccer fan and closely follows the fortunes of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in England. He is also a dedicated husband and father to 2 children.
Chris joined Sage having been a partner at a top 100 accountancy firm. He brings nearly 20 years of hands on experience and strategic insight of the profession, coupled with an infectious enthusiasm in the adoption of technology and Business intelligence to improve reporting and drive innovation in the SME sector.
Stephen Heathcote (FCA) joined PrimeGlobal in 2019 as its Chief Executive Officer. His extensive background in the accounting profession includes undertaking the COO role at the UK Financial Reporting Council, a senior management position at KPMG, leading the development of international risk based auditing standards and over ten years in the senior management of a global membership association. PrimeGlobal is the 3rd largest association of independent accounting firms in the world, with over 300 successful public accounting firms in over 100 countries. PrimeGlobal has won a number of international awards for its leadership position on promoting sustainability and diversity & inclusion.
Scott Johnson formed Kung Fu Accounting in 2016 as the first ICAEW Chartered and BCorp certified accounting company in the world. KFA has minimised its environmental impact and maximised its human and societal impacts, winning Xero's first ever Community Impact award in 2021. He's a chartered accountant, a Kung Fu teacher, and above all, a human being.
Kirsty has delivered Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses within various organisations including corporate sector clients and public health bodies. For the last 15 years, Kirsty has also worked as a consultant and trainer within many large organisations. Kirsty has been responsible for developing and rolling out programmes relating to mental health and wellbeing and has worked with human resources departments to develop and deliver in house, bespoke training. Kirsty has a strong professional background in occupational health, training, coaching, psychotherapy and mindfulness approaches. She is committed to reducing stigma and discrimination within workplaces relating to mental health difficulties and has presented at board level and group executive committees. Kirsty is also committed to helping organisations develop a positive approach to enabling employees to improve their mental wellbeing and health.
Fozia brings almost 30 years of practice experience to the conference having joined 6 partner family firm, Reddy Siddiqui back in 1993. Qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2003 and as a Chartered Accountant in 2008, Fozia specialises in PAYE and personal tax planning for resident and non-resident individuals. As well as being responsible for digital transformation within the practice, she is also the Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Practice Assurance Partner and also the lead on staff recruitment and training.
Jo trained as an auditor in practice in the North West and in 2016 decided to take a break from auditing premier league football clubs to move into industry 8,000 miles away to the Falkland Islands. Here, she was the Financial Controller for the National Development Agency and Tourist Board, supporting the country in growing its local economy. Living in such a remote environment provided her with a deep-rooted realisation of the impact we are having on the environment and on her return to the U.K. in the South West she took up the opportunity to work at City Science, a company building software and data analysis tools to support decarbonisation decision-making.
In her role as Climate Change Executive, Sarah develops thought leadership and know-how content for ICAEW members, helping to showcase how accountants can be difference makers in society. She also holds an MSc in Sustainable Development from Queen’s University Belfast.
Chris is responsible for leading the statutory or otherwise mandated operational functions of the UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU). Chris has a background in senior intelligence, policy and operational roles across the NCA, Home Office and Ministry of Defence, concerning national security and economic crime threats.
Sam has 5 years accounting experience from his time in industry. In that time, he consulted and helped facilitate companies moving between accounting softwares. In 2018 he joined Xero in the Accounting Customer Support Team and has recently moved across to Education. Now, as one of our Education Specialists you will see Sam doing his best to help our users make the most out of Xero and Xero Tax.
Rob Shapland is an ethical hacker, spending his life attacking companies worldwide to show them how the criminals break in and helping them put in place the necessary defences. His specialty is physical intrusion – breaking into company offices by dressing up as a cleaner, a Covid-19 Inspector or even as a Hollywood film producer and then stealing a computer from right under their nose. He is a seasoned speaker at events and conferences around Europe, and regularly appears on BBC TV and radio, Sky News, ITV, Channel 4 and others as a cyber security adviser.
With over 20 years’ experience as a practising accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, Dean is responsible for customer education and engagement at TaxCalc and our resident expert on Making Tax Digital. In 2005, he founded a niche accounting practice servicing the needs of media, technology and design businesses which he sold prior to making a move into tax technology. Dean is regularly invited to talk about the issues facing accountants today at industry events such as Accountex, The Digital Accountancy Show and ICAEW Live. His articles have been published in Accountancy Today, AccountingWEB and AAT Comment.
ICAEW works with world-companies that support the finance profession in partnership to bring you the best events possible.
Headline Partner: Taxcalc
Networking Reception Partner: Sage
Session Partners: Marsh, Xero, Koinly
Exhibition Partners: Howdens, Virtual Cabinet, First AML, Bloomsbury
Great event. Great line-up of speakers. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to fellow members.
I came away from the conference feeling inspired and motivated.
Great mix of speakers which kept the event exciting and left me with things to action back in the office.
Superb conference, excellent speakers, highly relevant topics - would very much recommend to all practices.
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