Any accountant worth their salt should offer you far more than a basic service provider. Unlike your office stationery supplier or your telecoms provider, your accountant should act more like a trusted business partner.
With most owner managers and directors focusing their attention on the core business, it’s essential to know that there is someone else on board who will not only watch your back, but will also flag up potential new business opportunities, take advantage of tax breaks as they happen and actively protect the assets of your company, whilst intelligently optimising its wealth.
Big name firms with a national presence can appear to be the smart choice for the discerning and ambitious business. However, all too often a firm that’s too large can suffer from ‘client distance’ issues.
BNP Paribas, the euro zone's biggest lender, posted a lower-than-expected net profit in the fourth quarter, as a jump of its cost of risk and higher operating expenses offset a boom in its trading sales.
BP has reported a record profit of $28 billion for 2022, lifted by the surge in energy prices since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, while boosting its dividend in a sign of confidence as it scaled back plans to reduce oil and gas output by 2030.
The Cabinet will be briefed by Minister for Housing Darragh O'Brien this morning on plans to increase thresholds for a State-backed mortgage scheme for people who cannot get loans to buy homes from banks.
Google parent Alphabet has said it will launch a chatbot service and more artificial intelligence for its search engine as well as developers, a riposte to Microsoft in their rivalry to lead a new wave of technology.
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney has travelled to the US west coast for a series of high-level meetings with a range of companies, including big tech firms with bases in Ireland.