Closing the books and completing reconciliations is not the most glamorous part of accounting, but it’s a vital last line of defense against identifying fraud and errors that might occur. The team at SkyStem have developed a way to automate the month-end close and reconciliation process, which has been named Best Account Reconciliation Software Provider 2020 – New York, in this year’s Global Excellence Awards. We take a closer look at the firm, and its founder, to find out more.
Recent research undertaken at the Queens University of Charlotte revealed that 75% of employers rate teamwork and collaboration as ‘very important’. This illustrates the value of a productive and hardworking team in the workplace. It’s widely considered that a group of employees who work well together is imperative for a productive business, and that behind any successful company is its staff. To ensure your company culture continues to thrive on teamwork, take a look at our five team building tactics.
Student finance has always been a difficult topic, but it’s even more so nowadays. The pandemic situation and resulting economic problems have forced many students to apply for student finance. This may be the only way for some students to apply for higher education.
An effective sales team can completely transform a business’s fortunes. With the right leadership, your sales staff can become the linchpin of your entire organisation. Here are three tips for training a sales team to have a transformative effect on your business.
Gold is always in demand. It’s one of the world’s most sought-after materials, offering a wealth of different opportunities for use. The team at Kirkland Lake Gold are committed to producing the best quality product, alongside with generating superior value for stakeholders. We look more closely at the firm and how it operates to see just what they have to offer.
Finding an attorney who can handle jury cases in a range of different areas is always difficult, but very few manage to achieve such exceptional results as Olivier Taillieu. Distinguished and respected by his peers, he’s a light in the legal system. In Acquisition International’s ongoing look at leading advisors, we profile him in the light of being named Leading High-Stakes Litigation Attorney of the Year, California.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is investigating more than 150 Coronavirus-related scams since the outbreak began, according to official figures.
With the help of two UK consultancies, law firms are starting to understand that 360-degree feedback should – and can – be better.
Tesco Mobile has revealed today a brand redesign to revitalise the brand expression and to align it more closely with the wider Tesco family. The UK mobile network’s new brand look and feel includes a refreshed logo and the use of bold brand colours and energetic visuals which aim to bring the best of Tesco to Mobile.
You might have heard the saying that a leader can’t be created, they are only born that way. This can’t be further from the truth as almost everyone can become a leader.
Global Platform Includes Pledge of 100,000 Pro Bono Hours Through 2025.
Very few professions are as versatile as that of an accountant. Unlike most skilled workers, including doctors and engineers, the accountant can potentially work in any industry. The ability to work with numbers, or rather make the numbers work for their employers, is a universally applicable and appreciated skill which has validity across the entire industry. As long as there is significant business involved, accountants will also be there to manage it all.
Tesco Mobile has announced the start of an ambitious two-year partnership with Crisis with the aim of helping thousands of people experiencing homelessness across Britain to reconnect with society.
As one of the most outstanding and multi-award winning care agencies, Overington Care Ltd. sets a standard in the industry that few could ever hope to match. Supporting individuals to remain independent in their own home, it is no wonder that Overington Care has been named Most Outstanding Home Care Services Provider 2020 – Devon in the latest issue of Acquisition International. We take a closer look at the services that this agency offers, and why it sets such an impeccable standard of care.
Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) really deflect calls away from the contact centre? This is the question many local government organisations are asking as they strive to serve the community at reduced cost.
Few can make the claim that their work has influence on an international level. Harish Salve is one of these lucky few. With a career spanning borders, representing businesses and individuals at the very highest levels, he is a worthy winner in this year’s Global Excellence Awards from Acquisition International. Recognised as Most Influential International Arbitration Specialist – 2020, we profile Mr Salve to see how he has achieved so much.
Although we are now seeing lockdown measures begin to ease, and we are heading towards our “new normal” – there is no doubt that COVID-19 has been a great challenge for many small business, however it has given them the opportunity to adapt, pivot and embrace digital. Whether you are a product or service led business – it may be the right time for you now to bite the bullet and set up an e-commerce site.
As the country continues to combat coronavirus, the government has urgently fast-tracked a bill through parliament to provide support to businesses across the UK that may become insolvent in the fallout of the pandemic. One of the measures that has been introduced restricts suppliers from terminating contracts with insolvent customers. Simon Key, partner and solicitor in Nelsons’ debt recovery team, discusses the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act and what it means for suppliers.
Whether a property is a small one-star hotel or a massive five-star place of luxury, it makes the community a better place to live. Dive into the economic impact of hotel development and learn why it’s essential to the well-being of cities, states and countries.
Data has ushered in a new digital era for businesses, society and individuals – one that’s revolutionizing customer and employee experiences, creating more dynamic, responsive, and personalised business models, and even sparking entirely new industries.
When acquisitions go wrong, it’s because of a failure to look after the people involved, and there are none more important than customers, writes Carlene Jackson of Cloud9 Insight.
Ian Carr, CEO of leading Ipswich-based law firm Prettys, explains how the legal field has survived during the pandemic and why this shows the legal system needs to continue to be digitalised.
Making a name for yourself in the world of business is no mean feat, especially if you’re a woman. With institutional biases and societal norms stacked against them, achieving success is something to be celebrated. Anna Stylianides is one of these names, earning the title of Influential Female Director of the Year 2019 – Mining in Acquisition International’s Global Excellence Awards 2019. We look a little more closely at her life to find out more.
In the time of pandemic, vendors need to show their human side and empathise with customers.
International financial advisory firm AHR Private Wealth has today announced an acquisition agreement, subject to local regulatory approval, with London-based AXG Group. The AXG Group companies’ will integrate into the AHR framework, while continuing to provide advice and a centralized investment proposition for financial advisers operating in the international market.
This was particularly the case in companies with a strong connection to tourism, whereas, companies in the tech and communications sectors, were found to be hardly affected and will return to pre-COVID levels by early next year.
The huge increase in expenditure on products and services from innovative technology sectors during the Coronavirus crisis could rise dramatically as restrictions lift and societies and economies begin to return to some form of normality. This is because businesses, hospitals and consumers are unlikely to go back to pre-COVID-19 habits, and growing societal, economic and environmental pressures force change.
With more businesses turning to technology to deliver virtual, AI or online recruitment processes, global talent acquisition and management firm, Alexander Mann Solutions, has urged employers to ensure technology is developed with diversity and inclusion in mind, and not just with data scientists or technologists leading the design of new tools.
While it is typically assumed that new apps are best positioned by entering a dominant platform, new research from the UCL School of Management and the University of Toronto at Scarborough reveals that these spaces are often overcrowded and do not offer apps the best chance of survival.
While some markets are struggling with an economic downturn, investors have been keeping busy. During the first half of 2020, there has been an uptick in trading activity across the world’s markets. In particular, significant growth was seen in stock and index trading, cryptocurrency, and CFDs.
Some of the most innovative AI tools such as chatbots can revolutionise your contact centre, but where do you start? Stay focused, educate agents and make technology the strategic enabler.
Quantitative easing is a monetary policy used by the governments of nations during difficult economic times to boost the economy. Quantitative easing comes into play when a nation is grappling with drastic economic slowdown or recession.
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