Q3 saw increases in investment, hiring & optimism

Robbie AshtonFinance Industry Insight0 Comments

Hiring rates have remained strong throughout 2017, in spite of economic uncertainty whilst businesses attempt to work out the implications and protect against Brexit. The Deloitte CFO survey for Q3 2017 has shown optimism cautiously returning to pre-Brexit levels as anxieties over long-term impact have slowly begun to ease. Investors are keen to spend – principally in disruptive technology businesses. … Read More

Our consultants & acccountingWeb talk on the changing skills of accountants

Robbie AshtonFinance Industry Insight0 Comments

Our consultants take pride in being experts in their sectors. Two of our finest, Alex Laurent and Jodie Codd have contributed towards a fascinating article from Nick Levine, published by accountingWEB, on the effect cloud accounting and new fintech is having on the skill sets of accountants. “Alex Laurent, a consultant at Talent Edge, a recruitment company which specialises in placing accountants in technology … Read More

What do AI and machine learning mean for finance?

Georgina DanielsData, Finance Industry Insight0 Comments

“AI” and “Machine learning are 2017’s buzzwords, with an abundance of clickbait articles predicting the imminent demise of thousands of jobs. However despite many ominous predictions, AI and machine learning are set to change job roles, not remove them. While new technology tends to make some jobs obsolete, traditionally new technology creates jobs instead of reducing them – one estimate … Read More

A day in the life of Sam Beckley – Financial Controller for the SPZ Group

Sean TaylorACA, Finance Industry Insight0 Comments

As part of our partnership with the ICAEW we hosted a webinar on how ACA accountants can get the most from their career, which you can view here.  I recently spoke to Sam Beckley, a Financial Controller who shared his insight on working a financial role within a creative industry. Please introduce yourself Hi I’m Sam; I’ve recently joined SPZ Group as … Read More

David Gormer explains Square Mile Accounting

Alex LaurentFinance Industry Insight0 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing entrepreneur David Gormer, who shared with me insight into his business and also his journey from ACA to becoming a startup founder (which you can read here) . Tell me about Square Mile Accounting Square Mile Accounting is an accountancy practice specialising in working with technology startups. Our USP is that we’re 100% Xero – … Read More

Simon Gordon explains Facewatch

Alex LaurentFinance Industry Insight0 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing entrepreneur Simon Gordon, who shared with me insight into his business and also his journey from ACA to becoming a Tech Entrepreneur (which you can read here). Tell me about Facewatch? We’re an independent cloud based crime reporting system, approved by Police and Crown Prosecution. We allow businesses to share incidents in secure … Read More

Conrad Ford explains Funding Options

Alex LaurentCIMA, Finance Industry Insight0 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing entrepreneur Conrad Ford, who shared with me insight into his business, Funding Options and his journey to becoming a FinTech founder (which you can read here). Tell me about Funding Options? Funding Options is a one stop shop for business finance. If you are a business who needs cash and you don’t fit … Read More

ACA to FinTech Founder: David Tuck of Chaser

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ACA to FinTech Founder: David Tuck of Chaser

As part of our partnership with the ICAEW we hosted a webinar on how ACA accountants can get the most from their career, which you can view here.  I recently had the pleasure of interviewing entrepreneur David Tuck, who shared with me his journey of becoming a FinTech founder and also gave us a great insight into his business, Chaser, in this article … Read More