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Practice Tips

Practical advice, guidance and case studies written for faculty members working in practice. Aimed at helping you benefit from the capabilities and navigate the risks arising from new technology

Preparing accounts

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My friend has prepared my accounts in the past ….he isn’t an accountant though……

Does xxx software integrate with other packages?

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A big fuss is often made about “integration” – the ability to transfer data from one package to another seamlessly to reduce rekeying and reduce the risk of errors.

RTI and HMRC filing

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RTI filing started in April 2013, over 8 years ago now! There were some issues at the start, and, 8 years later, it appears there are still some problems.

My system is down - what do I do now?

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In the last couple of weeks, a significant number of accountants, their clients and businesses will have been affected by “major outages” with cloud accounting software.

Digital transformation – all change

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Digital transformation can mean different things to different people; it is a catchall term describing the implementation of new technologies and processes to improve business operations.

Payroll issues - it never rains but it pours

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Payroll software is very simple (theoretically) - put in the information and it works out everything for you and arrives at the net pay and how much to pay HMRC in relation to the deductions and employers NI etc. If only…..!!!

Time wasted with IT issues - is it getting worse?

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When things work as they should, IT is a real boon. However, when it goes awry, so much time can be wasted trying to sort it.

Checklists - a ticking exercise or a useful reminder?

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Whether it is accounts preparation, tax planning or compliance, payroll functions or, indeed, any other aspect of the busy professional office, how do you ensure all angles are covered?

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