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Accountancy and compliance

If you are offering solely accountancy services, find out about moving into the cloud and taking clients and your business digital.

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Going digital

Webinar: Digital technology is changing the accountancy profession

Recording of a June 2019 webinar on the move from a compliance accountancy practice to an advisory practice. Experts from ICAEW and Xero explain how by embracing digital technologies, compliance work becomes more efficient, and so allows firms to provide advisory services that command greater value.

Tax compliance issues


Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to VAT under the UK tax regime.

Advising in a changing world

Invoice fraud

The Fraud Advisory Panel's April 2019 guide to invoice fraud. The helpsheet defines what invoice fraud is, gives advice on the warning signs and includes an action plan of what to do if you suspect a client is victim of invoice fraud.

Get accredited with probate

Exit routes and succession planning


Practice succession

Successful practice succession can be a real challenge. You may need to fund the retirement of older partners while keeping the practice an attractive proposition for new ones.

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Jenga or jigsaw?: How to build an accounting firm technology stack

A 'tech stack' for accounting firms is a collection of apps which enable your firm's operations to run smoothly.

Online accounting software: three firms share their journeys into the cloud

The article presents case studies of accounting firms who were successful through technology using cloud computing software. Software services included payroll management, servicing remote clients, and doing bill payment, software products included Xero, QuckBooks Online, and Sage Business Cloud Accounting.

Firm leaders look to technology to drive future change

The article focuses on the role of technology in bringing change to the delivery of accounting and consulting services. Topics discussed include technologies include blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotic automation, digital services include cyber-security, IT advisory services, and data analytics services, and increasing the competence and skill of professionals.

Persona based formula for change: using models of important accountant behaviors, companies can provide opportunities for their employees to thrive

The article discusses the significant change faced by accounting and finance groups as companies move toward digital transformation. Topics discussed include the ways that companies can provide opportunities for their people to thrive and contribute as they undergo change, the different models of important accountant behaviors, and the need to form a team that will put theory into real-world practice.

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