The European Business Review | Banishing Self-Doubt to Promote Female Success

By |October 3rd, 2019|

Women are still less likely to reach the top levels of management – only 9% of the financial and professional services companies have female managing directors. While most of the international firms strive to have a better gender-balanced corporate culture, gender inequality still persists and because of it, women are [...]

IEG Policy | A look at upcoming EU legislation to harmonise cross-border VAT

By |September 10th, 2019|

Analysis of the EU Four VAT “Quick Fixes”, cross-border VAT changes, coming into force in January 2020. Few businesses in the food sector are as aware as they should be about the upcoming EU Four VAT ‘Quick Fixes’, writes Alex Smith. They are going to come into force in [...]

Employee Benefits | Are non-traditional working patterns the key to wellbeing?

By |September 3rd, 2019|

Managing Director Lucy Franklin discusses the four-day week with Employee Benefits. “[The four-day week gives] people more space to step away from work and focus on their own personal wellbeing,” she says. “I would much prefer happier, healthier, more productive staff that we can retain, rather than those that feel unable [...]

Accountancy Daily | Four Quick Fixes to VAT on intra-EU movement of goods

By |August 28th, 2019|

Businesses need to prepare for the EU’s Four Quick Fixes, the latest attempt to refresh the VAT system for intra-EU movement of goods, effective from January 2020. Rob Janering, associate director at Accordance explains the impact on supplies when call-off stock arrangements and chain transactions take place.   Read the [...]

Finance Monthly | Gender Pay Gap Reporting: An Opportunity, Not An Obligation

By |August 13th, 2019|

Gender Pay Gap reporting has made the headlines again this year. While some news was positive, on the whole there was no real significant improvement between 2017-18 and 2018-19. According to Lucy Franklin, Managing Director of Accordance VAT, this is disappointing, and has prompted responses ranging from outrage about the [...]

Accordance VAT pilots four-day working week

By |July 11th, 2019|

Tax consultancy Accordance VAT is piloting a compressed four-day working week for its 140 staff in Brighton in order to improve employee wellbeing and work-life balance. The six-week pilot started on 1 July 2019 and will run until 9 August, followed by a second trial phase from 12 August 2019. Employee volunteers will [...]

International Accounting Bulletin | Businesses Unprepared for Major EU VAT Overhaul

By |June 21st, 2019|

New research by Accordance reveals that some 78% of European businesses are unaware of the upcoming EU Four VAT ‘Quick Fixes’ legislation, and less than half (48%) are ready to manage the changes they will bring. Similarly, despite 58% of financial decision makers believing their companies will be affected by [...]

Financial Director | No deal is back on the table, but businesses are unprepared

By |June 21st, 2019|

All businesses that conduct overseas trade should take steps to prepare for a no deal Brexit, says Rob Janering, associate director at consultancy Accordance. The UK finds itself once again in the grip of an election – although this time, it is a contest whose procedures are only open to [...]

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