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The 2019 Talks series sees expert panels offer insights and practical advice for accountants through live, interactive video streams. You can also watch the whole 2018 series now on demand.

Thursday 20 June

Nail your niche and fast-track your success

You’ve got your clients into MTD; what do you do next? The preparation for MTD has caused a second wave of firms to prioritise adopting cloud systems, pushing wider innovation into the background. Now a lot of those second-wave adopters are looking for direction.

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.

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Thursday 18 July

Understanding data

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Thursday 22 August 

How cloud are you?

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Previous Sessions

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.

8th November 2018:

Making Tax Digital for small business clients

Making Tax Digital is just around the corner and accountants are now looking at how to deal with the practicalities of MTD for VAT. In this webcast we will be examining how firms and their clients are preparing for the change ahead of the April 2019 deadline.

18th October 2018:

MTD, VAT and bridging software: Everything you need to know now

Next year marks an important milestone for Making Tax Digital. From April 2019 it will be mandatory for any VAT-registered business with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold to keep their records digitally and send their VAT returns using MTD-compatible software.

27th September 2018:

Accounting Excellence insights 2018

In this live, interactive session we take a look at some of the key trends and assess what they mean for the future direction of accountancy in the company of expert panellists from the profession.

16th August 2018:

How to solve a problem like MTD:
An Agenda for Excellence

Accounting Excellence technology champion-turned-Sage product director Chris Downing will share practical, real-life examples on how practitioners can use their MTD strategy as a springboard to longer term practice development.

19th July 2018:

How to deliver better client service in the digital age?

Providing exceptional client experience has always been a top priority for accountants. However, the digital age has brought new processes, techniques and tools, as well as increased rewards for those firms who get it right. How can you evolve your practice to make sure you retain your clients and attract new ones?

21st June 2018:

You’ve done cloud, now what?

The clearest trend to emerge from the 2017 Excellence Awards was the arrival of cloud systems in the practice mainstream. This session will examine how firms are adapting their cloud services to differentiate themselves.

17th May 2018:

What’s ahead on the road to MTD?

In the second Accounting Excellence Talks session on digital compliance the panel digs more deeply into preparations for the transition to Making Tax Digital. As well as dealing with the technical and technology aspects of MTD, the session will delve into awareness levels of MTD within small businesses and what accountants will need to do to bring their clients up to speed.

19th April 2018:

Secrets of tech-first firms

Keeping up with new technology is one of the greatest concerns for accountants today, but how can you discern which will be the most beneficial for you, and can certain software help you attract and retain clients and staff?

15th March 2018:

VAT Reclaim: Don’t leave money on the table

T&E isn’t just a complex expense — it’s one of your biggest. But are you leaving money on the table? In this free session for accountants in business, a panel of experts will give practical guidance on VAT recovery of expenses and how you can lower costs and help your bottom line.

15th February 2018:

The coming digital tax challenges, with Rebecca Benneyworth

Small business tax is in a state of flux, so prepare your clients and firm for these changes with practical advice from tax expert Rebecca Benneyworth, Nick Williams from Intuit Quickbooks and practitioner Fiona Fraser.