CFOs Fear Balance Sheet Errors Will Cost Them Their Jobs

Research released from BlackLine, has revealed that CFOs are under increasing pressure to deliver completely accurate financial data, and not having the right tools for the job could cost them their careers.The survey found that a quarter (23%) of financial decision makers (FDMs) in the UK feel that their workload in 2015 was not manageable, nearly twice as many as that felt so in 2014 (12%). A further 24% admitted they feel constantly under pressure from management to deliver accurate data, yet worryingly, one in six (16%) CFOs said they…

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The Business Minded App with Segregation in Mind – HAILO

Hailo, The Taxi App is already used by the majority of FTSE100 companies. The company has  announced that the Hailo business programme “Hailo for Business” has experienced year-on-year growth in excess of 200% as it continues to innovate ground transportation across Europe with a raft of new features in its free to use platform. This comes at a time when companies are requiring better visibility and management of their ground transportation costs to improve the efficiency of their businesses and, moreover, finances. New features in Hailo for Business, make it easier…

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TaxAssist Accountants select QuickBooks as the exclusive partner for its network of accountants

Intuit QuickBooks, has announced a UK-wide strategic partnership with TaxAssist Accountants. Through the exclusive deal, QuickBooks will become the only recommended online accounting software for TaxAssist Accountants’ national network of over 270 offices that look after 59,000 clients – focused specifically on small businesses and self-employed individuals. Intuit creates software that helps small businesses manage their finances and accountants save time and grow their practices. The company has over one million customers using QuickBooks Online and serves more than 200,000 accountants worldwide. The UK is one of its most important markets and…

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PwC in acquisition with specialised cloud-based solutions across the UK and Europe

PwC has announced that it has conditionally agreed to acquire a leading European technology consulting business, Outbox Group, bolstering its ability to offer specialised cloud-based solutions and transformational services for clients across the UK and Europe. The Polish-based Outbox specialises in customer, digital and technology services working with leading platforms such as Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle and SAP. Its addition will further enhance PwC’s cross-industry customer and digital capabilities to deliver innovative solutions across all channels, platforms and devices. The deal comes after previous acquisitions by PwC, including the European…

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Encompass Signs Partnership Deal with The Turnkey Group

Encompass Corporation, provider of visual information management product Encompass Uncover to the insolvency and restructuring sector, has signed an agreement with acclaimed insolvency software solutions provider Turnkey Computer Technology Ltd (a member of The Turnkey Group). The agreement will integrate Encompass Uncover with Turnkey’s Insolvency Practitioner’s System (IPS) for case management. The joint solution will offer insolvency and restructuring professionals faster access to information and improved productivity, enabling them to resolve cases with speed and efficiency. According to product specialist Mike Kearney at Encompass : IPS and Encompass Uncover are complementary…

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Kay Johnson Gee Selects Encompass to Drive Efficiencies in Corporate Insolvency Cases

Kay Johnson Gee, an established chartered accountants and corporate recovery firm based in Manchester, has chosen visual information management technology from Encompass Corporation to investigate cases of corporate insolvency and business restructuring. The move is in line with the firm’s transition to paperless operations and adopting automated modes of operation to drive business efficiencies. Peter Anderson, Insolvency Practitioner at Kay Johnson Gee said: We wanted to automate our search and discovery processes in order to drive project efficiency and help ensure the best possible results for our clients This has…

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Turpin Barker Armstrong choose Encompass to Investigate Personal Bankruptcy and Corporate Insolvency Cases

Turpin Barker Armstrong (TBA), the accountancy auditing and business advisory firm, has chosen visual information management technology from Encompass Corporation to investigate cases of personal bankruptcy, corporate insolvency and restructuring. TBA is currently delivering strong revenues during a period when the Insolvency Service reports that company insolvencies in England and Wales are at their lowest level since Q4 2007. According to Martin Armstrong, senior partner at Turpin Barker Armstrong said: We believe our reputation for delivering high quality results with absolute transparency for our clients allows us to establish our credentials with stakeholders, putting…

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PKF International and CaseWare Analytics IDEA Global Agreement

PKF International (PKF) announced it has entered into a global agreement with internationally recognised data analytics and continuous monitoring software company, CaseWare IDEA Inc. The Agreement facilitates access to CaseWare Analytics’ flagship product, IDEA® Data Analysis Software. For over 25 years, IDEA has been an essential in the auditor’s and financial manager’s toolbox, expanding the depth of data analysis, increasing personal productivity and giving confidence in findings. The Global Agreement enables all PKF member firms to acquire IDEA licenses at special pricing and places them in an ideal position to…

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The world’s most useful and dangerous program – Microsoft Excel – turns 30

Operis, the leading advisor in project and infrastructure finance,  has released an eBook to mark the 30th anniversary of the launch of Microsoft Excel. The paper explores the greatest highs and costliest lows of the program’s use over the years and provides valuable lessons for businesses who will continue to rely on Excel. On 30 September 1985, Microsoft launched Excel 1.0 for Macintosh computers, two months before the release of its flagship Windows operating system. Its straightforward visual interface, pull-down menus and mouse capabilities set it apart from Lotus 1-2-3,…

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THE CYBER THREAT WITHIN – A THIRD OF BRITISH ACCOUNTANTS BREACH IT POLICIES

Over a third of UK accountants knowingly flaunt their companies’ IT policy opening a cyber-gateway to fraud, according to new research by leading network support company, Lifeline IT. The cyber-security experts, who specialise in managing network systems for accountancy and financial businesses, have unveiled the results of their fifth annual independent IT trends survey, canvassing opinions from over a thousand accountants. It revealed that one of the biggest threats of cyber-attacks, harmful viruses and fraud for accountancy firms actually comes from within their own workforce who often ignore IT policies….

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