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51 % of EU businesses use cloud-based software applications for their financial and accounting tasks, customer relationship management and other business applications. And this figure is steadily increasing as cloud is adopted more widely across the business world. 

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Solving the Talent Challenge for Established Firms

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Finding the right talent as an accounting firm isn't always a piece of cake

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Many accountants complain that their clients just are not interested in taking a management accounts service from their firm. In this article, Heather Townsend, founder of ‘The Accountants Millionaires’ Club’ explains how to sustainably sell management accounts to your clients and where most accountants are going wrong with this.

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Having a good workflow is what makes your practice efficient, productive and profitable. Over the years, there hasn’t been much change in this area. Compliance work still rules and there’s little emphasis on making working practices offer value for your clients.

 

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Many accountancy firms are identifying how to move away from being solely reliant on selling compliance services. In this blog post, Heather Townsend, founder of the 'The Accountants Millionaires’ Club' explains why many firms struggle to get their clients to take on any non-compliance based services.

 

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If an IBM report is to be believed, about 90% of all data has been created within the last two years, with 2.5 quintillion bytes of it generated around the world every day. You have access to more data than ever before and, thanks to technology that allows us to collate, scrape and analyse it. Your business is able to glean insights and use the knowledge gained to give you a competitive edge.

 

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In this day and age, using flexible tech to grow and develop your practice is key. When it comes to integrating your accounting solution with other parts of your business, such as CRM and sales, you now have plenty of options. In this article we discuss five key takeaways to keep in mind when you’re narrowing down your options.

 

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To the general public, there is little to love about tax. It gets a bad press for obvious reasons! 

 

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With technological advancement comes disruption. Traditional employment opportunities will evolve. Jobs that we think are safe and secure might just be automated out of existence in the near future. New jobs will take their place and the cycle will continue.

 

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Well, 2017 has proven to be quite a ride, hasn’t it? Negotiations, snap elections, political intrigue - it shows no sign of slowing down.

 

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Every now and then, a relevant buzzword does actually emerge. Last year for instance, we saw the timely introduction of ‘no-code accounting’.

 

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It was around late last year that we witnessed another body blow to finance professionals: of the businesses surveyed for Xero’s ‘State of Accounts’ report, 59% said they did not think they would need an accountant at all in 10 years’ time.

 

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It might be hard to believe it - but one of the most accurate summations of UK accountancy’s digital, post-Making Tax Digital (MTD) future comes in the form of a Twitter bio.

 

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At the recent Accountex conference, Receipt Bank’s director Michael Wood raised an excellent point about how technology’s relentless advance can creep up on us.

 

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Mark Lee frames the modern accountant’s dilemma with a simple question: Are you an accountant or a magician?

 

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In a blog on merging with other practices, the accounting pioneer Elaine Clark phrased her opinion on mergers rather succinctly: “Don’t merge your accountancy practice – change it”.

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It’s hard to believe but it wasn’t that long ago that there was still a raging debate around cloud accounting. “Should you put your small business accounts in the cloud?”, asked a Guardian headline in 2014.

 

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Leading up the Accountex, where Silverfin can be found at stand 920, I had a chat about the challenges and opportunities in accountancy with a young and dynamic accountant.

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There’s a quaint simplicity to hourly billing. You have your rate and you simply multiply it by the hours spent on the job. Easy.

 

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The prominent digital culture magazine Wired published a story about the accounting sector recently. You don’t even need to read the full article to get the gist - the headline says it all: “Robots Will Soon Do Your Taxes. Bye-Bye, Accounting Jobs

 

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Accountancy is in need of digital transformation, but that is not always easy to accomplish. 

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At the heart of becoming your clients’ trusted advisor is listening. That might seem like a low-tech, almost quaint idea in 21st Century finance - but it’s actually a crucial component in remaining relevant, directly linked to how you use technology.

 

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According to Ray Kurzweil, the famed futurist and Google’s head of engineering, there’s a cycle to technology adoption. “We see an early period of over-enthusiasm,” explains Kurzweil, “then a ‘bust’ when disillusionment sets in, followed by the real revolution.”

 

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Series A round led by Index Ventures comes as Silverfin onboards 64,000th business onto the platform

 

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When we think of accounting’s Big 4 firms clientele, we usually picture blue chip corporates far removed from the Main Street.

 

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Silverfin ceo Joris Van Der Gucht asked me to write a blog post for their Connected Accounting Authority blog. Considering my role as New Technology & Innovation Advisor for 216 Accountants, he expected some food for thought. So here we go. (Just to be clear, I write this article in a personal capacity).

 

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It was in 1960 when the famed US Navy aircraft engineer Kelly Johnson first noted the design principle KISS, an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid”.

 

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Most accountants start the day in their inbox.

 

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When it comes to the job market in 2017, the competition is fierce. Not just for employees, but for employers too.

 

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In 1999, after eight years of studying, I graduated as a registered accountant in The Netherlands. Back then, the study curriculum was traditional - I learned the hard way, shall we say. 

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On Silverfin’s authority blog experts in the field of accounting and technology share their thoughts and opinions, and our partners also contribute their expertise. This following article has been written by our partner, Exact. Click here for a full overview of our partners.

 

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When asked, the great ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky had a simple explanation for his almost supernatural ability to be one step ahead of his competition: “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been”.

 

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In case the title of this post rings a bell… it’s intentional. Recently I was lucky enough to hear Steven Van Belleghem talk about ‘When Digital Becomes Human’. Steven is an expert in customer centricity in the digital world, and I found his talk very inspirational, and highly applicable to accounting and accountants.

 

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Visiting Accountex, the UK national Accountancy Exhibition can be quite overwhelming. More than 200 vendors, more than 5000 accountants… Then again, it’s always great to spend time with people who share your interests, so this finance addict had a ball manning the Silverfin stand for 2 days.

 

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In a recent article in De Tijd bearing the title Digitale hulpjes bedreigen kmo-boekhouder (in Dutch only), Emmanuel Vanbrussel expresses his concerns about accountants employed by small businesses being at risk of becoming obsolete now that an increasing number of digital services are automating the invoice-management systems used by many SMEs.

 

 

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