Delivering Bad News to a Client: An Accountant’s Guide

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Delivering Bad News to a Client: An Accountant’s Guide There are several scenarios whereby you will have to deliver bad news to a client. Whether that’s because you cannot meet a deadline, you lack the bandwidth to help with their tax planning, or the tax authorities disagree with their position. The truth is, when it…

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9 best practice management software for small accountancy firms 2022

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9 best practice management software for small accountancy firms 2022 Practice management software is any software that is used to manage the ‘back-office’ of your accounting practice. This includes where you produce, collaborate and track work; where you manage your clients, and things like proposals, payments, and reporting. In an era of remote working, it’s…

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How to get your team to step up with business development

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How to get your team to step up with business development Often the last responsibility you are left with as a small accountancy firm owner is business development. If you are going to get your practice to a point where it can truly run without you, you need someone else to do business development for…

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Master self-promotion with this winning business strategy

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Master self-promotion with this winning business strategy Your reluctance to ‘sell yourself’ is hindering your progress. It’s no secret that accountants hate selling themselves. And yet, it’s a necessary part of our jobs. We have to sell ourselves to promote our services, stand out from our competitors and establish a positive reputation. So, to make…

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The definitive guide for hiring an apprentice

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The definitive guide for hiring an apprentice With inflation rising and labour dwindling, hiring (and retaining) staff has become increasingly difficult. Yet, many firms are still reluctant to employ apprentices. And understandably so. Apprentices require a lot of time, training and attention. However, they are also incredibly useful! So, to help you weigh up the…

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