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Are all accounting firms born equal?

July 30th, 2019 Posted by accounting, blog 0 comments on “Are all accounting firms born equal?”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

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Are all accounting firms born equal? Not quite, here’s just one reason why we are different…

I recently recorded a top tip with ACCA to share with other accountants (I have flashes of altruism) – I realise that accountants and accounting firms are often viewed as the same with little differentiation.

This is how we view and transform the finance function.

July 30th, 2019 Posted by accounting, blog, management information, startup, tech 0 comments on “This is how we view and transform the finance function.”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

Every company has a talent, Apple make beautiful products, ,Google do search and Amazon delivers, well anything…
While maybe not to the same scale, flinder transforms and runs finance functions! 
But how do we do this? It’s all in our approach: The flinder Effect – let me tell you more…

First blood: What ambitious businesses can learn from Theranos

July 8th, 2019 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “First blood: What ambitious businesses can learn from Theranos”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

The much-hyped startup Theranos raised hundreds of millions in investment all based on a lie. Ultimately, the story is about how growth targets canmetastasise if not properly set and controlled. In this month’s AccountingWeb column, I dissect the case to extract a few key lessons for ambitious businesses.

6 steps to designing an awesome reporting blueprint that kicks-ass!

June 14th, 2019 Posted by accounting, alastair, blog 0 comments on “6 steps to designing an awesome reporting blueprint that kicks-ass!”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

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Over the past 20 years, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly of reporting. There’s one theme I see time and time again; Finance teams produce what they think is relevant and stakeholders don’t really value what they are given. There is a huge mismatch between the two. But why?

Fyre Festival – 4 lessons of a fraudster 💸

June 4th, 2019 Posted by blog, Uncategorized 0 comments on “Fyre Festival – 4 lessons of a fraudster 💸”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

If you haven’t come across Fyre Festival (where have you been for the last 2 weeks?) it was an event (or a disaster) that was to be held on Pablo Escobar’s island Great Exuma in the Bahamas in April 2017. 

How the Naked Chef got Caught with His Pants Down…

June 4th, 2019 Posted by alastair, blog, Uncategorized 0 comments on “How the Naked Chef got Caught with His Pants Down…”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

The ‘Naked Chef’ Jamie Oliver has seen his second restaurant group go down in flames with about 1,000 jobs lost. The sad collapse offers four key lessons for interested observers.

6 Key Principles of Leading Practice Management Information

June 4th, 2019 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “6 Key Principles of Leading Practice Management Information”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

I recently gave a talk on How to be a Kick-Ass CFO at Accountex in London (Europe’s largest accounting conference). Most of my presentation circled around improving management information.

We won a marketing award! Here’s how we did it.

June 4th, 2019 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “We won a marketing award! Here’s how we did it.”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

At this year’s Accountex our efforts paid off when we won ‘Best Personal Brand‘ at the British Accounting Marketing Awards! In this newsletter we want to give you some insight into how we achieved this fantastic award to help you increase your own awareness.

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3 key benefits of using mid-market software to grow your SME

3 key benefits of using mid-market software to grow your SME

July 4th, 2018 Posted by blog, guest 0 comments on “3 key benefits of using mid-market software to grow your SME”

guest written by darren cran [blog]

Getting a business off the ground often means skimping on avoidable expenses, but there comes a time when it makes sense to invest in a few important upgrades.
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White Collar Factory in black and white on Old Street

how business finance and cashflow management go hand in hand in the digital era

April 6th, 2018 Posted by blog, guest 0 comments on “how business finance and cashflow management go hand in hand in the digital era”

guest written by conrad ford [blog]

A business’s capital is affected by many moving parts, so it’s hard to always keep track of your cashflow, especially if you’re a non finance person.
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