How to become an accountant

How to become an accountant

Accountancy continues to be viewed as a stable career and one which is considered to be very diverse. For example you can choose to either be an employee or self-employed, work in a large firm or a small firm and you can choose to specialise in taxation, corporate...
Guest Blog: 6 top tips for Talent Acquisition in 2017

Guest Blog: 6 top tips for Talent Acquisition in 2017

Hiring the right Talent at the right time is a key element of establishing and maintaining competitive advantage for any business, yet many companies concentrate on their new business and business development strategies while adopting a purely tactical and reactive...
Gift aid- Unexpected tax liability

Gift aid- Unexpected tax liability

Gift aid has always been a way for individuals to make donations to the charity of their choice and for the charity to benefit where gift aid has been claimed. Following the changes to the taxation of dividend and interest income which were introduced with effect from...
Personal Investment Companies- Changes to Dividend Tax Rates

Personal Investment Companies- Changes to Dividend Tax Rates

I have long advocated using private limited companies as personal investment vehicles and following changes to the dividend tax rates from 6 April 2016, this has prompted a number of questions from my clients. The accumulated reserves of limited companies can be used...
Changing Accountants is easy

Changing Accountants is easy

Business owners can often be worried about the process of changing their accountants and this can stop people moving to a more suitable advisor. In reality, the process is fairly straightforward and the newly appointed accountants would do most of the legwork involved...