My tech savvy highlights of Accountex 2015

I recently attended my first Accountex at London ExCel – the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for accountants. I was invited as a VIP guest of Sage and there was so much I was looking forward to. As I continue to improve my ‘tech savvy-ness’ I’m fascinated and hungry to learn about...

June 1, 2015

Why I’m looking forward to Accountex

With over 175 industry suppliers, 100 talks and seminars from some of the leading minds in the profession, 25 interactive workshops and a focus on the future of accounting … I can’t wait for Accountex 2015. This will be my first Accountex and I am super-excited to have been invited...

May 1, 2015
J B Lowthian & Co

The changing role of the accountant

Accounting has been called “the language of business” (Wikipedia) and the accountant in practice provides key areas of business support including financial accounting, tax, compliance, management accounting, auditing, financial systems, business planning, forecasting, payroll and more. But is the role of the accountant changing? And how can businesses benefit from...

April 30, 2015
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Financial reporting requirements by business type

Here’s a wee summary of reporting requirements & deadlines by business type in the ‘bean counting’ world. This will help ensure that you are giving the right information to the right people at the right time for your business, and help you to avoid nasty fines. We don’t need those!...

February 1, 2014

Choosing the right business structure

One early decision you will need to make about your business is its structure. Here’s a little bit of guidance to help you … The main business structures are:- Sole Trader Partnership Limited Liability Company Limited Partnership (LLP) Here are two reasons not to worry too much about what might...

January 7, 2014