ACCA is partnering with AccountingWeb throughout 2018 to bring you the Accounting Excellence programme, recognising and celebrating excellence across the accounting profession.
Accounting Excellence talks
This year we are tackling some of the biggest topics affecting the accounting profession through our series of free, educational and topical, live, online broadcasts – Accounting Excellence Talks.
Each month leading experts from across the industry will discuss the latest and most relevant topics for accountants. These interactive broadcasts are designed to help empower and educate accountants from all walks of life. Online attendees will be equipped with practical ‘how to’ takeaways to put into action and help tackle the critical business challenges of today and the future. As part of the Accounting Excellence programme, the series provides insights and inspirational content for accountants backed up by real life accounting firm case studies.
In the first Accounting Excellence Talks session in February, host John Stokdyk was joined by tax lecturer Rebecca Benneyworth, practitioner Fiona Fraser and Intuit's Nick Williams, as they dissected the most challenging issues facing accountants in the world of digital tax.
The panel covered a range of topics, discussing everything that accountants need to know, along with some personal tips and tricks on how to tackle these challenges, such as incorporation, accounting and expenses options, VAT and Making Tax Digital. Viewers' questions were coming in thick and fast, proving to be an extremely concerning subject for accountants and their clients.
The second session – on 15 March – covered VAT reclaim and practical guidance on VAT recovery of expenses, how accountants in finance roles can lower costs and help their bottom line.
You can register for these talks on the Accounting Excellence website at www.accountingexcellence.co.uk – if you can’t make the live stream you can catch up on the sessions you are most interested in on demand.
You can also claim one hour of verifiable CPD for each talk you attend where it is relevant to your job role and you will apply the learning in the workplace.
The insight doesn’t stop there. The key themes which come out of each webcast will be expanded on in further articles and podcasts on www.accountingweb.co.uk
Accounting Excellence awards
The Awards, now in their 8th year, celebrate the achievements of ambitious growth-oriented firms and technology suppliers. The 2018 awards will be presented during an evening of celebration on 20 September at London’s Intercontinental, Park Lane Hotel.
This year there are three categories where hopefuls can submit their entry.
The Practice category looks for those accounting firms who are leading the way with forward-thinking, innovative ways to grow and are pushing the standards of excellence in the profession.
The Software category is about celebrating the technology providers who go above and beyond in supporting accounting firms on their path of growth.
Finance Awards Brand new for 2018, this category has been added to recognise the contribution business finance teams are making across the UK.
In 2017 over 30 ACCA members and or firms were short-listed for awards. If your practice – or employees – deserve a little recognition, take a look now and start plotting your entry before the deadline of 20 April 2018. Find out more at www.accountingexcellence.co.uk