Today was like many others, but perhaps a world away from just a decade ago for an accountant and client working together. We wrestled through bank reconciliations, talked through accountancy adjustments, mulled over cost-drivers and shared insights around areas for growth. We were face to face and looked at the same screen with the same … Read moreYour Virtual Accountant
It is easy to get caught up in ‘doing’ rather than ‘running’ your business. So many business owners find themselves running simply to stand still – finding new customers, taking and fulfilling orders and addressing (hopefully not too many) customer complaints. Sometimes its difficult to see the wood for the trees: I’m really busy so … Read moreHow to get to grips with your business finances
The accountancy industry, like every other, is going through a rapid period of change. When I read posts like this, I feel a little despondent. It gives me that awkward feeling that I get when people ask me what I do at dinner parties or networking events? I stumble between: “I’m an accountant” “I’m a … Read moreHate Accounting! Or Love Accounting?
The reaction of my work colleagues to my iPad is still a mixture of “Wow, can I have a go” and “Steve, stop playing with it” or “have you found a use for it yet?”. The latter is particularly intriguing as I can be busy writing (work!) notes on the iPad yet people automatically interpret … Read moreUsing an iPad for accountancy work
Having promised myself that I would await version 2 of the iPad before succumbing, I found myself in the Apple store on launch day handing over my credit card with the following internal mind wrestle – my head saying “you don’t need this” and my heart laughing: “yes you do, look at it…it’s beautiful”! (Result: … Read moreiPad for accountants