Accountancy

Stop! Don’t buy that book!

Like most authors I’m delighted when people buy my books (list and links below) but less pleased when they sit on the buyer’s shelf gathering dust. I’m as guilty of…

Accountancy

Making Tax Digital for landlords

Landlords with rental income over £10,000pa, ie charging rent of just £834 per month, will have to join MTD ITSA (Making Tax Digital Income Tax Self Assessment). This means that…

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

Communication overload – how accessible should you be?

This is the busiest time of year for accountants and we’re often overwhelmed by contact from clients (in addition to the clients who never respond to any of our chasing…