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Silverfin appoints technology veteran Niklas Savander as Chairman


It’s been a busy month for Silverfin as we continue to build out our leadership team. First we announced our CCO Natalie Lamb and now we’re delighted to welcome technology...

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How technology is impacting the accountancy industry


During Fast Forward we spoke to leading experts within technology, financial services and accounting. In this week’s blog, we’re focusing on the fourth session of the event where...

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Being number 1 is great but there is always much more work to do


It was exciting to find out this week we’ve been ranked number 1 in Deloitte Belgium’s annual ranking of the country’s fastest growing fintech companies - the Technology Fast 50.

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Natalie Lamb joins Silverfin to drive international growth as CCO


I’m excited to announce that experienced software, and B2B SaaS leader, Natalie Lamb has joined Silverfin as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Her primary task is to lead our...

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5 lessons from digital transformation of leading accountancy firms


During Fast Forward Studio we spoke with a broad panel of leading experts within technology, financial services and accounting. In this week’s blog, we’re focusing on our session...

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Explore observations on the future of accounting and the role of technology


What we learnt from our experts at Fast Forward Studio On 17 September we had our yearly Fast Forward event for accountants. A live event as usual in Belgium was not an option for...

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Accounting is changing


Accountancy is being transformed by technology. To be a success now, and in the future, you need access to the right technology and tools

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Silverfin at a glance


Silverfin is the cloud platform accountants need for success today and tomorrow. A secure home for client data. Automated compliance reporting. The tools you need to deliver...

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Join our online event: Fast Forward Studio


Join us this year for a fast-paced 2.5 hour live online show exploring the future of accounting, business and technology with expert speakers. Register and you'll get access to a...

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Turning historical financial data into proactive business insights


How to use financial data to deliver valuable advisory services and transform your client relationships.

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Why developing foresight is essential to become a connected accountant


How foresight powers sophisticated advisory services and unlocks new revenue streams for digitally mature accountants.

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CSI Accountant: how data analytics is a core tool for the modern accountant


Reaching beyond the numbers to the why.

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Why benchmarking is good for your clients – and your bottom line


How to become your client’s most trusted advisor

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Silverfin raises significant Series B investment from Hg a leading European software investor


Hg has a long history of partnering with businesses in tax and accounting software. 

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Fullsight: The first step to becoming a connected accountant


Access to data is the foundation of future accounting success. Discover why getting Fullsight of your client data is essential and how to achieve it with Silverfin.

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Why accounting automation needs data standardisation


How accounting firms and their clients benefit from compliance and reporting automation, and the business opportunities it presents for accountants.

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Why accountants need a comprehensive data strategy


Why achieving Fullsight is essential for accountants to remain competitive – and how to get there with Silverfin.

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The five views of your business you need for future success in accounting


How Silverfin gives accountants, partners, and their clients a comprehensive overview of all financial data, status updates, and communications.

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New COVID-19 planning templates and communication features to support customers and their clients


In a few short weeks the world has changed so much - every part of our lives feels different. We are seeing a lot of change in the needs of our accounting customers, and their...

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4 steps to take for a successful digital transformation of your accounting firm.


Digital and cloud technology has changed bookkeeping forever by automating and simplifying financial tasks. Accounting is undergoing the same transformation through technology.

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Grant Thornton transforms its client service with technology


Grant Thornton Belgium told us how their use of technology, and Silverfin in particular, was transforming client service and how they work as a firm.

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Why Fintrax tools on the Silverfin platform have made complying with the new Belgian company legislation easier


In recent research the professional body for accountants in Belgium the “Koninklijke Vereniging voor Accountants en Boekhouders van België” (KVABB) said new legislation for...

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Technology trends in accounting


Discover how your peers are using technology to meet changing client demands and broaden their offering into advisory services.

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Technology transformation trends in accounting research: a summary


We’re becoming connected accountants but are not there yet.

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The connected accountant


How technology is transforming post-bookkeeping and creating new advisory service revenue.

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The four sights of connected accounting


Introducing the sights you need to acquire for future success. Technology has already changed bookkeeping, making it easy for small businesses to digitally manage their finances...

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Why being better connected is better for business


Technology holds the key to delivering the advisory services your clients really want. Joining the dots

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Seven steps to embrace connected accounting


Our how-to guide to transforming the services you provide your clients. Shifting your firm from a heavy focus on compliance to a broader range of advisory services is not an easy...

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We're a Deloitte 2018 Fast 500 company


We just heard the exciting news that we are in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA list, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life...

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How the digital age is changing accountancy


As our personal and working lives continue to move online, what do accountants and their firms need to do to remain relevant and competitive?

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We help KPMG to streamline financial reporting


KPMG to use Silverfin to streamline financial reporting and create a central client data hub to support their team and the delivery of client advisory services.  

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The changing accountancy landscape - moving with trends


To build the right strategy for your service transformation, it’s important to understand the current accounting environment, and how the landscape has changed over the past...

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Vandelanotte will build their centralised data hub on Silverfin, further fuelling their growth


We are delighted to announce our strategic partnership with Vandelanotte Accountants. Providing forward thinking accountants with the latest technology and creating a...

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Are you working too many hours? Achieving the right work/life balance


Many accountants are still working 70-hour weeks in order to cope with the sheer level of client work, administration and practice duties that are experienced by their firm.

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Workflow for the Digital Age: the Data Pipeline


Create your Accounting Practice Workflow for the Digital Age.  

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Getting your firm ready for digital accounts and MTD


Adoption of cloud accounting systems by practitioners grew by 50% last year, according to research by AccountingWEB. As an industry, accounting has gradually gone digital over the...

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How Accountancy Firms are Taking More Meetings Online


Your Practical Guide To Client Better Engagement.

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5 ways to deliver better management accounts


Having access to detailed management accounts gives your business clients the ability to truly understand their financial position. On a regular basis, you can provide the key...

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Drowning in data? The challenge of multiple data sources


51 % of EU businesses use cloud-based software applications for their financial and accounting tasks, customer relationship management and other business applications. And this...

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The virtual FD: the future of your accounting firm


Modern business owners want more than just the accounting basics from their accountant. In the digital world, where businesses can manage much of the financial workload...

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The four challenges to an efficient workflow


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...

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What can accounting data do for you?


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...

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How Flexible Software Is A Game Changer in the World of Accounting


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...

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What’s your plan, as an accountant, for when robots take over compliance work?


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...

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Making Tax Digital has been delayed - but the future hasn't


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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Silverfin platform overview


Unlock the 4 sights of connected accounting and let Silverfin's real-time data hub super-charge your firm.

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How will the automation of tax filing affect accountants' fees?


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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Will finance professionals be automated out of existence?


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...

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How Have Digital Tax Systems Changed Accounting Around the World?


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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The State of Play In UK Accounting


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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The Importance of Real-time Client Services for UK Accountants


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

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Pros, Cons & Considerations for Merging UK Accountancy Firms


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...

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UK Accountants in the Cloud- Accountants are embracing cloud computing


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...

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How Accountants Can Justify Fees - Fixed pricing can’t be ignored


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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Connected Accounting for a Connected World


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...

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Solving the Talent Challenge for Established Firms


5 Steps for Hiring, Retaining and Training the Right People.

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Listen Up! The Accountant’s Most Powerful (and underappreciated) Skill


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...

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Modern Tools for Entrepreneurial Accountants


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...

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Accountancy Firm Predator: Are you in danger of being swallowed whole


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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The Smartest Accountants Keep it Simple


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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Recruiting the Best Accountants in a Digitally Connected World


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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UK Accounting Post Brexit


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...

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Key Takeaways from Accountex 2016


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...

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Are Digital Tools a Threat to SME Accountants? Not Really!


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...

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