Ever been tempted to be “too helpful”?

By |2010-06-07T09:44:38+00:00June 7th, 2010|Uncategorized|

During my talks on "How to avoid professional negligence claims (or worse)" I explain that sometimes the cause is wanting to be 'too helpful'. In such cases the accountant unwittingly oversteps the mark due and renders themselves liable to prosecution - which is clearly worse than being subject to a negligence claim. I was reminded

What impact does new software have on staff costs?

By |2010-06-04T09:39:59+00:00June 4th, 2010|Accountants, Productivity|

The increased use of accounting and tax software has had an unexpected impact on at least one accountancy firm. And I suspect there are others in the same position. The firm had assumed that they would reduce staff costs through increased use of junior staff.  The partners anticipated that using more sophisticated tax software would