Clacks Business Week – Finance sessions to help steer key strategies

Clacks Business Week has organised an exceptional “Finance Day” at Elmbank Mill, Menstrie on Thursday 24 November.

We have lined up four fantastic presentations to help guide your strategy and answer your questions across key business areas.

Everything you need to know about Auto Enrolment, 9.00am

The Auto Enrolment Advisor can help guide company owners and directors through the process of setting up a Qualifying Workplace Pension Scheme and ensure they comply with new legislation. 

Every employer in the UK is now working towards Auto Enrolment, with a staging date that is specific to them, to ensure they meet their legal duties with regards to pension provision for their employees. If you are an employer you should be aware of your Auto Enrolment requirements.

This presentation will cover the first steps you need to take in preparation for Auto Enrolment, what records need to be kept by law, what information needs to be given to employees and how they can opt-out. Register for Everything you need to know about Auto Enrolment here.

Do you get value from your accountant?, 11.00am

Mark Stewart of Stewart Accounting Services details some of the key issues to consider when hiring an accountant.

His lively presentation will encourage attendees to fully consider all financial aspects of their business (tax returns, sales, cashflow, reporting and even the work/life balance), to discover the best way to move their business forward. Register for Do you get value from your accountant? now.

French Duncan present Tax 2020, 1.00pm

HMRC recently published consultation documents setting out proposals for Making Tax Digital from 2018. This session, presented by Hazel Burt, Partner and Head of Personal Tax (pictured above), will cover how compulsory digital record keeping and quarterly reporting for businesses, the self-employed and landlords will work and how to plan ahead.

She will also investigate changes for the post Brexit economy announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn statement on 23rd November. Places are limited, sign-up for French Duncan present Tax 2020 here.

Benefits of Cloud Computing for Accountancy 2.30pm

A second presentation by Clacks Business Week Sponsors, French Duncan, this time on the importance of real-time accounting.  No matter what sector you operate in, or type of business you run, whether it’s a start-up or an established business, the keys to growth are understanding how your business makes money and in making judgements on the future direction of your market.

The development of cloud based accountancy is having a profound impact. It is enabling entrepreneurs to utilise real time data in their business decision making process.

In the early stages of a business it is important to have key touchstones which maintain your confidence that you are on the right track. The speed and accuracy of this key data maintains the focus in those crucial early years.

For more established businesses cloud based accountancy allows a more structured approach to management information which makes it easier to delegate, while still maintaining the quality of the key management information. Register to find out how Cloud Computing for Accountancy can benefit your business now.

About Clacks Business Week

Clacks Business Week 2016, sponsored by French Duncan Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, is a comprehensive selection of over 30 events in 8 locations over 5 days. 

We have a wide range of events lined up – presentations, round table discussions, workshops, training sessions, breakfasts and lunches – covering as many topics as we could possibly fit in; tourism, manufacturing, modern apprenticeships, social enterprise, employment law, cloud accounting, social media and business funding to name but a few.

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