Accountancy Practice Management
for Future-Fit Growth: part I - the power of KPIs

Our employees work side by side with our customers to create and manage these solutions – driven by a deep understanding of their needs and addressing the rapid changes in their environment. However, it’s often hard to look beyond improving performance in day-to-day operations.

Open finance is then next stage for Open Banking adopters

Adoption of Open Banking has been driven by remote working and increasing audit quality scrutiny over the past two years. Highlighted by the 5 million open banking users milestone reached in February this year. Despite the acceleration of open banking adoption, it remains a relatively new concept (first mandated in the UK in 2018), putting banking data in the hands of businesses and consumers, this is just the tip of the iceberg compared to open finance.

20 tips to keep your business Cyber Secure

Accountancy Firms have always been a big target for cyber security threats.  Extensive data consumption from their clients means it’s essential for them to ensure the right technology is in place to protect and lock down that information from the increasing threat.

How to battle budget-write offs and deliver more profit

Delivering consistent engagement performance has become an increasingly complex nut to crack. Accounting firms of all sizes are battling against budget write-offs, cost increases, skill shortages, and "the Great Resignation."

The key to employee retention lies in technology

Employees are increasingly looking for a purpose-driven, engaging, and positive culture that prioritises the employee experience. With this shift, leaders need to consider if the environment they are creating is human-centric and employee-focused

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2021 AIT conference a roadmap to the future

This year’s ‘members only’ event is one not to be missed! It’s been a challenging and unprecedented two years and now is the time to reconnect. The event will provide networking opportunities for both accountancy firms and suppliers, with just the right mix of informative presentations, round table discussions and social activities.

RE-CONNECT

When I wrote the “CIO perspective on Learnings from Covid_19 pandemic” piece in the December 2020 Portrait edition there was still massive uncertainty as to what2021 would hold for us, both professionally and personally. The overwhelmingly positive progress on vaccinations in the UK and the government’s easing of restrictions has informed our decision to hold the annual AIT conference face to face. When discussing the theme we felt the AIT members and suppliers did not just want to connect, rather needed to re-connect.

Corporate events agency who benefited from greener graphics initiative

“Apogee are not just aprinting company, theyconsult with us and go onto deliver a full end to endservice from concept toinstallation. They go aboveand beyond and we lookforward to continuing ourjourney with them”

Solving Data Quality Management Complexities

Work Capcha automatically tracks your digital journey throughout your day so you don’t have to. Your activity appears in your Day Bookas you start to make calls, attend meetings, send and receive emails, and use applications such as Xero from our eco-system.

How big companies are making a difference through their IT Disposal

Every business wants to ensure their staff have the best tools to do their job, but unfortunately when it comes to technology, this can result in a lot of waste. E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world, with manufacturers pushing out more and more new technology each year, however almost half of the world remains cut off from the digital world.

A CIO perspective on learnings from the Covid_19 pandemic

When we all put away the Christmas decorations in January this year who could have predicted the change in all our lives over the rest of 2020 and beyond. It has been a challenging year on many fronts with familiar names disappearing from the High Street and people being subject to restrictions on their lives in a way most of us have never experienced before. The loss of lives of over 61,000 lives in the UK from the Corona Virus is truly shocking.

How to get strategic management information with no effort

Whilst this year has set challenges that no one could imagine, the accounting sector has battled through, rethinking strategy, and accelerating digital transformation. As we approach the end of this year, let’s move forward and start 2021 afresh. So, how can your firm hit the ground running with a business growth strategy that strengthens and builds on what you have already set in place?

Moving Pay Portal technology to the next level in accounting firms

Pay Portals have been around for a number of years now and accounting firms - like society in general – have begun to adopt them as they offer practices benefits in a number of areas.

Are you maximising client engagement and collaborating with purpose? 

The coronavirus pandemic has brought many things into sharp focus, not least how critical it is for organisations to collaborate with purpose. Additionally, it has enforced a mass move to remote working and, in turn, catalysed digital transformation. These are three central, but interlinked, pillars for any progressive business in 2020. 

How your firm can unlock data to win work and keep clients 

These unprecedented times have highlighted just how critical communication is. Key during this crisis period is to make contact with the right people at your client’s firm ensuring you can provide help where it’s most needed. What’s crucial is these connections must be direct person-to-person contact. However, you need to know who the best person in your business is to establish that connection. 

For crying out loud: Why now is the time to invest in a cloud DMSlot 

It seems that because of system constraints and limitations, many accountancy firms are struggling to deliver normal client services during the pandemic. In this article, Colin McArdle, Tikit’s Senior Account Director for the Accountancy sector in EMEA, is therefore asking if it’s now time for firms to think about upgrading their digital capacity with the introduction of a cloud-based document management system.

Are you maximising client engagement and collaborating with purpose? 

The coronavirus pandemic has brought many things into sharp focus, not least how critical it is for organisations to collaborate with purpose. Additionally, it has enforced a mass move to remote working and, in turn, catalysed digital transformation. These are three central, but interlinked, pillars for any progressive business in 2020. 

How your firm can unlock data to win work and keep clients 

These unprecedented times have highlighted just how critical communication is. Key during this crisis period is to make contact with the right people at your client’s firm ensuring you can provide help where it’s most needed. What’s crucial is these connections must be direct person-to-person contact. However, you need to know who the best person in your business is to establish that connection.