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By Chris Conway, managing director, Accounts and Legal | Plenty of professions have household names with their own television shows or newspaper columns, but ask someone to name a famous accountant and they will most likely be stumped.
Paul Afteni and Duncan Philpott take a look at the latest trends in the professional indemnity insurance market.
In recent years apprenticeships have begun to be a larger part of the conversation on different career options, a change that will benefit the accountancy profession AAT director of education Suzie Webb writes.
By Rich Preece | The advances in accounting have been spread out over thousands of years but we’re on the precipice of the latest major shift, enabled by tech and the resulting change in the way accountants view their role within clients’ businesses.
Is Iran the new Cuba? Judging by the news reports from Geneva’s nuclear talks, a compromise between Washington and Teheran could be reached at some point in 2015. The global accountancy profession must be watching very closely for the outcome of the P5+1 group’s negotiations.
Not far from the Roman senate where Caesar's assassination took place, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) was held in November. From start to finish, one of the main themes was the relevance of public sector accounting and good public financial management, a field of accounting that hasn't developed as fast as it has in the private sector.
By Rich Preece | Accountants must embrace cloud accounting because it is here to stay, and this gives practices the chance to adopt a new, value-based pricing model, writes Rich Preece
By Steve Harry | More needs to be done to retain employees in the long-term: Falling behind in this war for talent may mean firms are less equipped to offer the breadth of expertise necessary to succeed, writes Steve Harry
This magazine would be older than Sir Winston Churchill, if the statesman was still alive today. He was born on 30 November 1874. A month earlier, the first issue of The Accountant had come out, hot off the press.
By Mandy Mitten | The trend might be favouring Alternative Business Structures but is that the right way for accountants to go? If you went to your dentist for a checkup, would you expect him to carry out some brain surgery for you? The age old saying ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ springs to mind.