Accountancy

How do you capture good ideas?

I am so annoyed with myself! Last night I woke up with a brilliant idea for this article but I failed to make a note. Not surprisingly I had forgotten…

Accountancy

Are timesheets useful?

Anyone who had to do timesheets in an accountancy firm probably remembers how much time they spent/wasted recording their time to the nearest 6 minutes. Then trying to make sure…

Accountancy

What is business advisory?

As you know I’ve spent the last year writing ‘Changing the Numbers: how to deliver advisory services for success’ to help accountants to provide real help for their business clients.…

Accountancy

What do accountants and dentists have in common?

We’re both viewed as necessary evils. I was quite shocked when, a few years ago, an old friend told me that she would rather see her dentist than her accountant.…

Accountancy

What’s in the tin?

When I was a kid my Mum had a special money box with separate slots and compartments to save for each bill. It’s how she taught us about budgeting. These…

Accountancy

How do you work smarter?

There are all sorts of ways to work smarter rather than harder. I usually speak and write about systemising, automating and delegating work but you can achieve a whole lot…

Business

What if I had never got back in the water?

When I was seven I nearly drowned! I was a strong swimmer so I was doing a personal survival lesson in oversized pyjamas as I was the smallest, skinniest kid…

Accountancy

What’s so special about 30 days?

What are your payment terms? Do you even have stated payment terms? Most businesses seem to opt for 30 days from the end of the month of invoice which means…

Accountancy

How can I save the world?

Nobody can deny that times are tough at the moment with the double whammy of Covid and Brexit to cope with but we should still spare a thought for our…

Accountancy

Dealing with criticism

It’s happened to all of us at some time. In spite of our best efforts we have been on the receiving end of some sort of criticism. Here are some…