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VAT and the upside of Brexit In this sponsored article, Bloomsmith - a VAT bridging loan provider for commercial properties explain how there could be some VAT-related upsides to Brexit.

How to sell your business in style There's no one route to selling your business, but there are actionable steps that will help you set up robust financial systems to get the best deal. Not having good, detailed management information is a common mistake for owners who are aiming to sell up.

Huddersfield accountancy firm hosts summer tennis event A Huddersfield-based accountancy practice will host a tennis event for the local business community at Huddersfield Lawn Tennis and Squash Club on 30th August 2019. Crowther Chartered Accountants will welcome more than 44 local professionals to enjoy a full day of sport, networking and refreshments.

Circular economy: Is the linear food system ripe for disruption? Wake up and smell the Circular Economy! In his latest column Yogesh Patel argue.

In focus: Payroll In this Q&A, Tom Hammond, vice president, Corporate Strategy and Product Management for Paychex Inc., discusses common payroll considerations for CPA firms. What should a CPA firm look for from a payroll partner?

Accountancy firm takes on seven new graduates The new intake will work across all of the firm's offices, with two trainees based in Dundee, Forfar and Glenrothes respectively and one in Cupar. The investment in trainees will support the further expansion of the firm which has seen its turnover grow by almost 95% over five years to £7.5 million.

How I learned to stop worrying and love networking If you’d told me 10 years ago that I’d gladly pay to spend a weekend networking in a field, I would have laughed at you. Last month though, that.

The Secret Contractor - A Guide To Managing Clients Here are some tips on keeping everybody happy, including yourself. A sole trader commissioning you will have very different pressures on them to someone in a highly political corporate setting. There may be unique sign-off procedures or budgeting factors to consider.

Mining crypto - a free lunch? Etoro explain whether cryptoassets acquired are likely to be considered taxable by HMRC and provide a handy crypto tax calculator tool too.

Tips for overcoming workplace dysfunction Accounting Business Business Disciplines CPA AICPA Finance Management Tax Technology 563247 Journal of Accountancy Podcast » Tips for overcoming workplace dysfunction MP3•Episode home and bullet;Series home and bullet;Public Feed By Journal of Accountancy.

Interpreting Financial Data - FD Advice - Menzies Phil Wright explains how FDs and financial controllers can maximise the potential of their financial data to make better business decisions.

Hosted accountancy software firm iNSYNQ offers ransomware post-mortem Inside the incident response to a MegaCortex attack. Cloud desktop and hosting provider iNSYNQ has offered a post-mortem on a ransomware attack that left accountants and small businesses temporarily unable to access accounting data and other files for several days last month.

VAT and the cashless society Another possible benefit is that cashless businesses will be recognised by HMRC as being a lower risk for compliance purposes than, say, a fish and chip shop that only keeps a manual till to record its takings and only accepts cash.

Underpayment penalty relief now automatic for eligible filers Some taxpayers who were eligible for but did not claim a waiver of underpayment of estimated tax penalties in 2018 will receive refund checks because those penalties will be automatically waived, the IRS announced Wednesday.

FASB proposes delays in 3 key effective dates Certain financial statement preparers would receive the benefit of effective date delays in FASB's accounting standards for leases, hedging, and credit losses under a proposal the board issued Thursday.

Accountants: Tips for speaking with confidence I have worked one-to-one with many advisers to help them develop and fine-tune their speaking and interview skills, and while everyone is different and needs different help, there are three simple tips which anyone can follow to improve their presentations.

A-levels are not the only route into accountancy Cue teenagers jumping in the air clutching their exam results: it’s A-level results day. As accountants relive exam stresses of yesteryear, B.

Accountancy firm invests in Birmingham relocation "2018 was a good year for the business and, following the recent acquisition of Michael Kay and Company, we needed a new Birmingham home that could house the larger team and help us with planning for future growth," explained Darren Holdway, managing partner at Haines Watts Birmingham.

Would accountants really choose time over money? Philip Fisher tackles the thorny issue of work-life balance and asks, given the option would accountants really choose to work less and receive less pay?

5 tips to improve your SME recruitment strategy For owners of small and medium enterprises, the recruitment quest has never been tougher. A 'perfect storm' of factors - including record-low unemployment, Brexit and the shifting expectations of millennials - means employers are having to work harder and smarter to attract staff.

Leaving Cert students urged to take advantage of accountancy skill shortage Leaving Cert students are being urged to take advantage of a skills shortage in financial services by choosing a degree relevant to the sector.

Business workshops run by Malvern accountancy firm AN accountancy practice is offering new workshops offering business advice. Turl and Co's new Digital Marketing Assistant Isobel Smith will be showcasing the benefits of Turl and Co's new workshop offering, whilst increasing awareness of its small business accountancy service throughout the region.

Cybersecurity: So you've been breached - what now? It’s a sad reality of our current time that a security or data breach can be.

Accountancy firm's business advisory team hits £1 million in fees What the firm described as a flurry of new business activity had resulted in a rise in fee income from last year and it said the team was on target to achieve 20 per cent of the overall AAB group income of £26 million for the financial year 2019/2020.

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