IRIS Software Group appoints new CEO for accountancy division

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Posted: 16th February 2016

Paul Vogel to lead combined cloud and accountancy divisions

IRIS Software Group, the UK’s leading accountancy software provider, is today announcing the appointment of Paul Vogel as CEO of its accountancy division. The appointment sees another senior industry figure joining the leadership team, adding more commitment and expertise to the forward thinking approach IRIS has to the UK accountancy market.

Kevin Dady, IRIS Software Group CEO, says, “IRIS is in a very strong market position and Paul’s appointment will add greater focus to our accountancy customers, and continued commitment to technology innovation and market leadership,”

Paul has worked in the technology industry for over 25 years, including 11 years at IBM, seven years at JD.Edwards/PeopleSoft ERP Software and nine years at UGS/Siemens PLM Software. Most recently with Unit4, a European based Business Software company.

During the past 15 years, Paul has held a number of international senior roles, in sales leadership and general management; as well as executive positions including Executive Vice President Global Sales, Marketing, Services and Support at Siemens PLM, and Chief Sales Officer at Unit4.

Kevin adds, “Paul has a strong understanding of all aspects of the software business, from innovation and product development through to customer experience; successfully operating across both the enterprise as well as SME markets.”

Paul Vogel, CEO of IRIS accountancy division says, “I am delighted to lead the combined cloud and accountancy division and I look forward to working closely with our customers to ensure we are best placed to meet both their current and future needs”

The announcement comes at a time when the IRIS is set for another exceptional financial year; it now has more than 522,000 cloud users, with over 2,500 new practices having joined IRIS during 2015. IRIS Software is also fully supporting the auto enrolment changes – the most complex payroll change to date. 98 per cent of UK businesses with employees will need to stage and enrol their workers of which over 590,000 people have automatically enrolled via IRIS Software.