UK accountants 'confident for future'

Matthew Wilcox our consultant managing the role

British accountants are becoming increasingly positive about the future for the economy and their profession, with the UK's years of malaise now left behind it, according to a new report from software provider Iris.

 
The company found that 59 per cent of respondents working in the financial services industry have positive expectations for their clients over the coming 12 months, a major increase from the 36 per cent recorded with this sentiment in 2012.
 
Furthermore, 72 per cent expressed the feeling that their own firm would continue to improve its fiscal position over the course of 2014.
 
Chief executive officer Phil Robinson said these encouraging results highlight how much the industry has recovered from a difficult few years.
 
"Accountants are becoming increasingly convinced that the recovery is happening – and it is particularly pleasing that they view the outlook for their clients so positively. We would expect this trend to continue next year as the economic situation continues to improve," he added.
 
Reflecting the mood of positivity, over half of the respondents to Iris suggested that enlarging their client base was a priority for 2014, with the increased capacity of technology one factor in allowing them to do so.
 
Encouragingly, a growing number of accountants are becoming more proactive in their efforts to stave off the recession. Some 65 per cent of professionals said making their practice more efficient was a priority, up from just 18 per cent in the 2012 survey.
 
However, this attitude has not prevented businesses from hoping that the government provides a degree of support when it comes to building on their positive outlook and producing a degree of expansion in the next 12 months.
 
Mr Robinson indicated there is a clear feeling from many firms that more needs to be done to cut the ties holding back small businesses and preventing them from competing with larger corporations.

11/04/16
posts

Related articles

London SMES are increasingly reliant on temporary workers
London SMES are increasingly reliant on temporary workers

Teaser

General

Content Type

General

06/06/24

Summary

According to research from Sonovate London SMES have become increasingly reliant on temporary workers. New research has revealed that there has been an increase in reliance from small and medi

Teaser

Are London SMEs increasingly reliant on temporary workers?

Read full article
Jamie Smith

by

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith

by

Jamie Smith

Making the Most of Your First ACA Qualified Role in Industry
Making the Most of Your First ACA Qualified Role in Industry

Teaser

Commerce & Industry

Content Type

General

05/06/24

Summary

Transitioning from an accountancy practice into your first role in industry is a significant milestone in your professional journey. As a newly qualified accountant, you possess a robust fou

Teaser

Looking to make your first move into industry? We can help!

Read full article
Hannah Spears

by

Hannah Spears

Hannah Spears

by

Hannah Spears

The state of accounting and finance recruitment in 2024
The state of accounting and finance recruitment in 2024

Teaser

Finance & Accounting

Content Type

General

05/06/24

Summary

The landscape of accounting and finance recruitment has undergone significant changes over the past few years.  The demand for skilled finance professionals in London is steadily rising, reflecti

Teaser

As we move through 2024, understanding trends is crucial for both employers and job seekers navigating this dynamic field.

Read full article
Craig Kilminster

by

Craig Kilminster

Craig Kilminster

by

Craig Kilminster

jobs

Related jobs

Senior Fund Controller (Private Credit) - Hybrid - 12m Contract

Salary:

£90,000 - £100,000 per annum + + pension & benefits

Location:

London

Industry

Investment Management

Qualification

Fully qualified

Market

Financial Services

Salary

£100,000 - £125,000

Job Discipline

Qualified Finance

Contract Type:

Contract

Description

Join a leading global Private Credit investment firm as Fund Controller (12m Contract)

Reference

BBBH180157

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Paul Roche

Author

Paul Roche
Paul Roche

Author

Paul Roche
Find out more
Finance Manager

Salary:

£45,000 - £55,000 per annum

Location:

London

Industry

Consumer & Retail

Qualification

Part qualified

Market

Commerce & Industry

Salary

£50,000 - £60,000

Job Discipline

Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

Contract Type:

Permanent

Description

A world class, workspace design company is seeking a Finance Manager to manage a small team.

Reference

KD1515

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Kimberley Donovan Find out more
Management Accountant

Salary:

£30,000 - £35,000 per annum

Location:

London

Industry

Consumer & Retail

Qualification

Part qualified

Market

Commerce & Industry

Salary

£35,000 - £40,000

Job Discipline

Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

Contract Type:

Permanent

Description

A world leading luxury lifestyle management group is looking for somebody to progress to a Management Accountant position with them.

Reference

KD1414

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Kimberley Donovan Find out more
Accounts Payable Clerk

Salary:

£24,000 - £27,000 per annum

Location:

Birmingham, West Midlands

Industry

Property and Infrastructure

Qualification

None specified

Market

Commerce & Industry

Salary

£25,000 - £30,000

Job Discipline

Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

Contract Type:

Permanent

Description

New graduate? Looking for exposure within a financial role? Well, I might have a role for you.

Reference

BBBH180048

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Olivia Balnave Find out more
Group Assistant Accountant

Salary:

£18.51 - £20.29 per hour

Location:

Bristol

Industry

Manufacturing

Qualification

Part qualified

Market

Commerce & Industry

Salary

£150 - £250

Job Discipline

Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

Contract Type:

Permanent

Description

Assist the Group Finance Controller and Compliance Officer with the preparation of management accounts, forecasts, and budgets.

Reference

BBBH180788

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Ali Arslan

Author

Ali Arslan
Ali Arslan

Author

Ali Arslan
Find out more
Tax Assistant

Salary:

£25,000 - £28,000 per annum

Location:

Chester, Cheshire

Industry

Energy, Resources and Industrial

Qualification

None specified

Market

Financial Services

Salary

£25,000 - £30,000

Job Discipline

Tax

Contract Type:

Permanent

Description

.

Reference

BBBH180791

Expiry Date

01/01/01

Aleksandra  Taranovskaja Find out more
View all jobs