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OUR LATEST WEBCAST

1PM,THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER

AUTUMN HEALTHCHECK: PREPARE YOUR CLIENTS AND PRACTICE FOR THE CHALLENGES AHEAD

In a year like no other, businesses and their advisers have had to cope with incidents and uncertainties they have not experienced before. Now more than ever it’s crucial that practitioners understand their clients’ needs, adjust their processes and introduce new ways to support them where they need it the most.

Do you know your clients’ needs?

PREVIOUS WEBCASTS

24 SEPTEMBER 2020

IMPLEMENTATION THROUGH UNCERTAIN TIMES

Businesses are now in a state of recovery after battling through the initial ravages of the coronavirus. Technology and automation has emerged as one of the tools businesses are using to accelerate their recovery and gain a better forward view of their cashflow. But under the pressures of a global pandemic, a remote workforce and the uncertain nature of local lockdowns, implementing new software can seem daunting.

In this panel discussion, we’ll find out how finance managers have steered through implementation challenges in recent months. You’ll also find out how these businesses plan to reinvigorate their processes with the help of automation and technology. 

26 may 2020

survive and thrive with digital finance

The virus-blighted spring of 2020 presented some unique challenges for finance managers to deal with. When the organisation’s survival is at stake, effective finance systems come into their own. The right tools can make a huge difference in how finance directors and their teams respond to the challenges thrown up in turbulent times.

Those organisations that will survive the current crisis and thrive in the longer term know the importance of a deep commitment to finance productivity and will have thought long and hard about the processes and tools needed to stay on course and adjust to difficult times. Find out how to do this from people who have tackled these issues in their organisations.

30 april 2020

How accountants have responded to the impact of COVID-19

Clients have never needed a good accountant more. With the coronavirus pandemic, the profession has risen to the challenge but there are still significant hurdles ahead. Particularly around understanding the business loan scheme. A vital resource confused by the lack of guidance and detail around what those loans will entail.

In this session, you will hear how practitioners have applied additional tools to tackle their response to the outbreak and how they plan to advise clients in a post-virus world. Find out what schemes and plans other practitioners have utilised successfully to help their clients mitigate the economic slump created by the coronavirus.

27 FEBRUARY 2020

BUILD A FIRM FOR THE FUTURE

The era of digital tax has ushered in a new generation of accountants, who are taking advantage of cloud technology to build new kinds of accountancy firms. But thriving and surviving in practice isn’t just about technology – it’s just as much about getting your strategy, marketing, staffing and client relationships right.

This session brings together Class of 2019 practitioners to share their experiences and ideas with peers and practice experts. Find out what it takes to build a firm for the digital era, covering niche markets, finding clients, managing growth surges and slumps, technology decisions and taking on staff.

23 JANUARY 2020

SURVIVING THE POST-CHRISTMAS CASHFLOW CRISIS

As the annual peak for business insolvencies nears, AccountingWEB and Xero have come together to highlight the remedial measures companies and their accountants can take to mitigate cash flow problems and ensure better survival rates.

We look at extensive research from Xero around the impacts of poor cash flow management and discuss tips and advice with an expert panel.

24 OCTOBER 2019

IMPLICATIONS OF AI FOR ACCOUNTING

Life as a practitioner appears to be an endless obstacle course of new compliance hurdles that need to be overcome. But if you’re always focusing on the next fence, you may not see how the course is changing ahead of you.

If you’ve got any concerns or questions about the impact AI is likely to have on accountancy, this is your chance to find the answers.

19 September 2019

HOW TO BUILD A PRACTICE FIT FOR FUTURE GROWTH

Wolters Kluwer research and data from Accounting Excellence Awards entrants confirm that with MTD, digital workflows are increasingly coming into play in practice.

This session will identify the areas where practice owners and managers should be focusing their attention over the next few years.

22 August 2019

BEYOND THE CLOUD: WHY YOU CAN’T AFFORD FOR YOUR FIRM TO BE LEFT BEHIND

The age of cloud has ushered in new efficiencies and ways of working to the modern accountancy practice. However, this has led to an increasingly competitive market, with compliance services in particular becoming more commoditised. This session will take a look at the current cloud landscape using polling data from AccountingWEB and research from Xero.

20 July 2019

DATA: THE FUEL THAT DRIVES YOUR ACCOUNTING FIRM

Data is the bedrock for modern accountancy and the firms that manage data best will prosper in the rapidly evolving digital marketplace. To do so, they need to stay on top of data protection and cybersecurity, but ultimately success will come from using numbers to tell compelling stories/trigger forward-looking conversations with business clients. During this practical 45min session, experienced practitioners will show and tell you how they do this.

20 June 2019

NAIL YOUR NICHE AND FAST-TRACK YOUR SUCCESS

You’ve got your clients into MTD; what do you do next? Targeting a particular type of client and offering specific services are fundamental building blocks for practice focus. Niche firms grow faster in terms of annual fees and are a frequent type of Accounting Excellence Award entrant. This Talk will give viewers a clear idea of the steps they need to follow to start differentiating themselves by the types of services they offer.

23 May 2019

THE AUTOMATED PRACTICE: HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN SERVE YOUR FIRM

Accountants and business owners are living in a time of rapid change, driven by technology and legislative changes like Making Tax Digital. This Talk will explore how to successfully embrace the changes that will really make a difference to your firm.

18 April 2019

THE QUIET REVOLUTION IN ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: HOW AP AUTOMATION ADDS TO THE BOTTOM LINE

There’s a quiet revolution happening in accounts payable. This talk will illustrate what’s going on, how your finance team can benefit from automation and how it’s altering the B2B payments space.

26 March 2019

MTD: LIVE Q&A AND SURGERY

Despite the government’s flagship digital taxation policy being imminent, there are still many questions left unanswered. These range from the technical to the technological, and cover issues as diverse as workflows, digital records and unwilling clients. Our panel of experts answer last-minute queries on MTD – a series of pre-asked questions before moving on to tackle live audience questions.

21st February 2019

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR MAKING TAX DIGITAL 2019

Now that self assessment season is over accountants have just a few weeks before Making Tax Digital for VAT kicks in. In the first Talks session of 2019, our panelists will help firms focus their attention on the clients and tasks that need to be completed before April.

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