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The power that lies in the Annual Accounts...

May 17, 2022

In my previous blog, Changing your Year End for good and for Better, I discussed the opportunities that can be created through owning the Tax Year End Process and setting deadlines that work for you.Planning is critical in all aspects of life. It enables us to savour more time, reflection, and opportunities so we can make calm, considered choices about where we want to go next. This helps us...

Achieving Better Leverage in Your Firm

April 27, 2022

We all know the secret to success is to work smarter. Yet we still get stuck in the day-to-day emails, client queries, file reviews, and activities that are highly important to others, but not necessarily to ourselves. Working smarter becomes a pipe dream as we can’t see the wood for the trees.

Is your business's Organisation Structure...

December 2, 2020

The accounting industry is rapidly changing. 

From technology advancements and changes in clients' and team members' expectations to a new playing field for marketing and selling services via digital channels, our industry is constantly evolving. The traditional model of working partners with their ‘book of clients’ and their employees either happily grinding out sets of financials for life or...

How well do you know your numbers?

October 6, 2020

Accountants know their numbers - true or false?  Perhaps a better question is who’s numbers do accountants know better; their own or their clients'?  

The Achiever Matrix

December 2, 2019

The Achiever Matrix, created by Stephen Covey, is made up of four quadrants and helps you prioritise tasks based on their importance; allowing you to manage your time better and achieve more.

The 7 Traits of Today's Accountant

August 5, 2019

You may or may not subscribe to the view that compliance is shrinking - that’s not the point.  You may or not agree that Advisory or Business Development Services are what’s needed to remain relevant to your clients - that’s not the point either.  What cannot be denied is that our industry is going through significant change and we need to adapt our skills.

The Evolution of the Accountant

June 7, 2018

 

There is no doubt accountants need to evolve.

The accounting industry is going through a massive change in response to compliance automation, tax simplification, and increasing demand from clients for more proactive services.  Contrary to popular opinion (or fake news), I am not of the view that we are talking about a revolution here - the modern accountant will not become redundant; they...

Can I Outsource Leadership?

June 7, 2018

The biggest challenge in business stems from 'TLT' - too little time.

One of the best solutions to   TLT (Too Little Time) is to delegate more, either to existing team members or to people external to the business (outsourcing).  
 
It's as simple as looking at the number of hats you are wearing to see if you can delegate any of them.