What impact does new software have on staff costs?

By |2010-06-04T09:39:59+01:00June 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

How uptodate are your newsletters?

By |2010-01-18T10:13:43+00:00January 18th, 2010|Accountants, Productivity|

I was in an accountant's office recently and was impressed by the range of promotional leaflets and booklets for all of the firm's different service lines. The only one I picked up though was their 10 page colour 'magazine'. It was on the table in reception and looked as if it would be more interesting

Review of the blog 2009

By |2009-12-29T08:49:28+00:00December 29th, 2009|No longer current, Productivity, Useful links|

This blog has been a labour of love for well over 3 years now and contains in excess of 300 posts. Many have either come from my talks or have been incorporated into my talks and seminars. As 2009 draws to a close, you may be interested to see this personal choice of my posts

Not all Accountants are business advisers

By |2018-11-18T19:15:54+00:00December 3rd, 2009|Accountants, Business advice, Productivity|

AccountingWeb recently ran a series of articles about accountants as business advisers. My contribution as Consultant Practice Editor approached the subject from an unusual angle. There is already plenty of material that seeks to persuade accountants that they need to become better business advisers, and how they could do this. My article was titled: