IRIS Software Group appoints new Managing Director for Accounting to drive industry-leading cloud platform, IRIS Elements

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Posted: 18th October 2023
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IRIS Software Group (IRIS), is today announcing the appointment of Mark Chambers as the new Managing Director (MD) for Accountancy, with a focus on the adoption and support for the industry-leading accountancy cloud platform, IRIS Elements.

Chambers will use his extensive digital transformation and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) experience to help customers unlock new IRIS Elements capabilities and explore advisory opportunities. He explains, “I wholeheartedly believe customer success is the foundation on which company growth is built. The biggest challenge for accountants is navigating the pace of technological change and understanding the value it truly adds to their business. My mission is to deeply understand the needs of customers and help them grow their business, supported by industry-leading technology.”

IRIS Elements has been recently recognised at the Computing Excellence Awards; naming IRIS as the Cloud Vendor of the Year. Using the unparalleled technology platform, customers can significantly reduce errors that arise by entering data into multiple applications and save time with an integrated, automated workflow. IRIS Elements ensures even the smallest accountancy teams can take on the biggest tasks – such as proposal management, practice-wide AML compliance, client ID checks, filing tax and accounts, CRM and practice management.

David Lockie, Chief Operating Officer at IRIS Software Group comments, “We are thrilled to welcome Mark to the team, his exceptional SaaS experience is vital in the next stage of our evolution for IRIS Elements. The accountancy sector has undergone significant changes over the last few years, and accountants now face a myriad of challenges to successfully run their practices in the digital age. We’ve been the champion of accountants and bookkeepers for over 40 years and are dedicated to helping professionals remain compliant with the law, drastically reduce time spent on administration and reporting, and generating actionable data insights to make better business decisions.”  

IRIS is the largest single direct supplier of accountancy solutions in the UK. More than 24,000 UK accountancy practices use IRIS and 91 out of the top 100 UK accountancy firms rely on IRIS’ fully integrated cloud-based solutions to drive productivity and generate more profit. More than 4,500 IRIS customers use IRIS Elements for running at least some of their business activities, and with 2,000 new customers joining the platform in the past 12 months, it continues to gain momentum in the UK market.