By Accountex Events Accountex Summit Manchester returns for its fifth show 23 Aug 2023 This article is brought to you by Accountex. Accountex Summit Manchester is set to return to Manchester Central on September 19, 2023, attracting thousands of bookkeepers, accountants and finance professionals. The event will feature over 100 software and service suppliers, such as Bright, Dext, FreeAgent, Intuit Quickbooks, IRIS, RDI Solutions, Sage, Wolters Kluwer and Xero. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the teams behind these renowned brands, receive personalised demonstrations, explore new solutions, and gain practical insights. “Great to get up to date, in an ideal venue, with excellent seminars and helpful suppliers.” The CPD-accredited seminar programme will showcase more than 60 industry-leading speakers from across the country in 30+ sessions, including panels and presentations. Covering a range of topics, the sessions will delve into AI, recruitment, personal branding, working parents, mental health, recruitment, exit planning, cyber security and more. “It’s good to get a lot of face time with the industry” Katie, a Business Advisor from CHFB, expressed her enthusiasm for the event, stating: “It’s great to not only meet people but to get your brain flowing, because there may have been things that you haven’t thought of and things that your company needs which you didn’t even know existed. So apart from the networking, for us it’s about education and learning.” Here’s a taster of what you can look forward to The Secret Diaries for Bookkeepers: what accountants don’t know about bookkeeping Jo Wood, Business Coach & Zoe Whitman, Business Coach, The 6 Figure Bookkeeper In this panel session, Zoe and Jo will be joined by two additional bookkeepers to discuss what it’s really like running a forward-thinking bookkeeping practice. They’ll discuss: whether daily bookkeeping is really possible whether bookkeepers are really adopting new technology what it’s really like trying to hold your clients accountable for providing information in real-time whether any bookkeepers really take January off This session will give insight into what works, giving actionable advice for the audience. Managing Stress & Preventing Burnout in the Workplace Liam Reynolds, Workplace Mental Health Officer, Mental Health UK This presentation explores the impact stress and burnout can have on individuals within the workplace, and the role organisations can play to provide psychological stability to employees during turbulent times. It’s useful for individuals looking to ensure they stay well at work, support their colleagues, and avoid burnout. Tax Untangled – Top Tax Issues for 2023/24 Sharon Cook, Technical Director, 20:20 Innovation In this session, Sharon will will review two of the most topical and challenging changes in taxation that practitioners are grappling with right now: For unincorporated businesses – the change in basis periods, the 2023/24 transition and prior planning opportunities. For companies – the new corporation tax rates and the need to identify associated companies via family and other relationships. She will also consider tax ethics, in a world where AI is everywhere. Audit Your Mindset: overcoming challenges with the power of ‘iCan’ Richard McCann, Managing Director, The iCan Academy With a challenging childhood in poverty, Richard defied the odds, transformed his life, and now stands as a leading voice in mental health and empowerment. Drawing from his personal journey of healing and growth, Richard empowers audiences with invaluable insights and practical strategies to conquer challenges and achieve greater success. Personal Branding 101 Rachel Harris, Director, Accountant_she Personal Branding 101 is an essential guide to developing a strong personal brand in the digital age. Rachel Harris shares cutting-edge strategies for standing out in a competitive marketplace. The talk emphasises authenticity as the foundation of personal branding, helping participants uncover their unique voice, values and strengths. You’ll leave this talk able to create a captivating brand narrative aligned with your goals. The session also covers social media tactics, leveraging digital trends to enhance online presence and engagement. Beyond ChatGPT: the future of AI in tax Rebecca Benneyworth MBE, Tax Lecturer & Consultant, Rebecca Benneyworth Chartered Accountants Tax authorities around the world are using Artificial Intelligence and data analytics to spot tax risks in ways that practitioners need to be aware of. AI and data analytics also hold the power to help practitioners reduce the risk of missing potential tax breaks and increase the chance of spotting them. This session will look at what is happening, what is on the horizon and how to plan for it. “Accountex is a one stop shop” Accountex Summit Manchester is taking place at Manchester Central on 19 September 2023. In addition to the educational programme and exhibition, there will be an After-Show Party, where visitors and exhibitors can network and unwind after a productive day. For further information and to book your free ticket, please visit https://accountexmanchester.com/. Use priority code ASM241 when booking your ticket. 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