Accounting

Are you laying bricks or building a cathedral?

You may have heard of the old story about a traveller who came across two bricklayers who were busy working… He asked the first worker what he was doing and the man replied he was laying bricks. He then asked the next labourer the same question and he said he was building a cathedral. They…

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A Surprisingly Simple Way Accounting & Finance Can Remain Relevant, Add Value and Have a Great Career

I had finally had enough. With employers complaining accounting & finance graduates don’t have the right skills, with newly qualifieds frustrated they were not getting meaningful experiences to make an impact and most of the rest of us anxious about what the digital disruption from Industry 4.0 means for the future of the profession a…

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How Accounting & Finance go forwards by looking backwards

Accounting & Finance has been around since the earliest enterprises were established however there are two types of finance teams now emerging, those embracing digital disruption and those who aren’t. This digital disruption I talk about has arrived in the guise of what commentators are calling the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0, and in…

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Knowing your curve to give the best guidance to partners

Finance teams are generally involved in business planning, forecasting and giving guidance to leaders and partners who want to have a fuller view of where their businesses are going, but how do we know we’re giving the most appropriate guidance and forecast? Many people compare being in business to experiencing a roller coaster ride. We…

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