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.
A new study from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has revealed a strong demand for work permits among international protection applicants but also finds that challenges remain for those seeking employment.
Bank of Ireland Group had more complaints against it upheld, substantially upheld or partially upheld by the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO) last year than any other financial services provider.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits edged down last week, showing no signs yet that the recent financial market turbulence following the failure of two regional banks was having an impact on the economy.
The Bank of England raised interest rates by a further quarter of a percentage point today and said it expects the surge in British inflation to cool faster than before, despite a surprise jump in price growth announced yesterday.
Accenture has today lowered its annual revenue and profit forecasts and said it would cut about 2.5% of workforce, or 19,000 jobs, the latest sign that the worsening global economic outlook was sapping corporate spending on IT services.
Banking shares slipped in Europe today as the instability that surged through the global banking system this month is prompting investors to adjust to more challenging economic and lending conditions ahead.
Norway's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 3% today to rein in inflation and said it would likely raise it again in May and also after that to hit 3.5% this summer.