Adapting to whatever comes your way in 2021
As the challenges conceived by COVID-19 seem set to continue into 2021, we’re ready to help you navigate the new year with confidence. Our resource library tackles the topics confronting you today, no matter the size of your organisation or sector.
As accountancy practices think about getting staff back in their offices again, there is one vital matter to attend to immediately – compliance with the new COVID-secure rules.…
Hear from Partners and owners of accounting firms as we discuss the technology that runs their firms through each day and how the right technology partner and relationship is critical to their success.
Whilst COVID-19 is the cause for many accounting firm closures, it is also helping the birth of new startup firms. Accounting professionals who have unfortunately found themselves without a job are branching out on their own, but how do you go about setting up your own firm in these unstable economic conditions?
Hear from your peers who have been through starting a new firm during uncertain economic conditions, the perils and challenges they faced and how technology enabled them to faster track their growth.
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown has accelerated the adoption of digital technologies by several years as accounting firms adjust to the next normal. The majority of this digitisation has been on the front office to enable firms to continue to interact with clients etc. virtually, but what has the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown had on accounting firms’ back-offices and practice management?
Hear from your fellow peers and IRIS experts on how firms are accelerating their digital transformation of practice management, driving greater efficiencies to thrive in the next normal.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, HMRC announced it was unpausing their Making Tax Digital plans. But what are the new legislative mandates and implications for your clients?
Listen to our podcast to hear all the latest on Making Tax Digital, including the automated solutions that can help and where to get more support.
Featuring Steve Cox FCCA (IRIS Software Group) and Verna Gellvear(HMRC).
The COVID-19 crisis has brought with it intimidating new challenges for all schools – not least for administrative managers. 45% have seen an unexpected impact on school finances67%…
Digital parent engagement in the next normal: Driving connections and connectivity across school communities
We recently surveyed over 400 UK schools and MATs to investigate the impact of lockdown on integral communications and operations. It appears schools across the country have seized the…
While there has been much speculation that many parents would keep students at home, official figures for the autumn term show nearly 90% of pupils returned; almost nine…
Walk down any high street in the UK today and you are likely to see signs requesting contactless payments. While shops have reopened across the country, many businesses are seeking to avoid cash…
This year, parents’ evening takes on a new importance. The event presents a rare opportunity for families to meet new teachers; following extended closures, this year parents will be extra keen to catch up with staff about their child’s progression. We recently surveyed over…
As someone in the academy education sector, Trust Capacity Funding or TCaF should be a term you’re familiar with. If not, you could be missing out. TCaF funding…
Following closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have much to consider this new school year. Focus has primarily been on getting pupils back to school, with little thought to the normal review and inspection process mandated on schools.
Ofsted have started visiting schools and colleges now the new school year has started to see how they are getting back upto speed, but how do you prepare for an Ofsted inspections in a pandemic environment? In this session our expert panel discusses the focus of Ofsted inspections during the COVID-19 pandemic and what schools can do now ahead of an inevitable inspection to achieve their best possible result.
Schools are often seen simply as a place where children are taught to achieve success in their adult lives. But beyond the teachers, there are many departments, processes and multiple staff roles required to achieve this everday. With maximum efficiencies required, how do schools automate and simplify the day to day runnning of a school?
We discuss with the digital school blueprint with leaders of schools on how technology powers everyday school management and how the various staff within a school interact with it.
Whether it is the consistent financial reporting (CFR) framework or the latest statements of recommended practice (SORPs) for education, the compliance reporting mandates are an ever increasing burden upon all education organisations.
How do you collate, reconcile and balance the various sources of financial information? Is the standard chartered set of accounts right for you?
Hear from our reporting experts on how you can automate, customise and simplify your complex reporting requirements.
Just last year, the discussion in favour of the expansion of remote working practices was gaining much traction in the business world, with workers across the UK and further afield keen to…
Notice periods can often be heavily debated topics, especially for small business owners, as they’re prone to a significant number of variables. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic creating…
Though surviving and overcoming the hit to profitability from the initial wave of the COVID-19 crisis will be at the forefront of the minds of all businesses, all HR Professionals know that compliance with the latest health and safety regulations must come as the top priority, the first step to returning to work and being ‘COVID-secure’.
In this session we will bring you the latest HR legislation news and the essential points of the latest guidance and what your organisation needs to consider.
n order for businesses to survive the current pandemic they had to get their entire workforce to work from home over night. We’ve gone from a culture of office working to flexible and home working in an instant – it’s the biggest flexible working experiment in history but we don’t know the outcome of this yet. Are we seeing the end of the office and the birth of a new competitive advantage / working efficiencies for the long term?
Join our round table discussion as our experts discuss the birth of the new home office and whether this will be a good thing for companies and employees.
Working virtually constantly is hard on employees and brings about a new set of engagement challenges. Research shows that more than 10 million UK workers could need mental health support post-COVID.
Join this session to hear how you ensure the well-being of your staff when they are working from home and what help is available
The word of the year has surely been ‘unprecedented’. So much so that many of us heave a collective sigh of exasperation whenever that word rears its head…
How can businesses navigate the next normal
For payroll professionals at any stage in their career, payroll year end is a particularly stressful period. Following furlough, redundancies and COVID-19, 2020 is likely to further complicate what is already a particularly…
There’s a myriad of strategic and tactical activity needed when setting up a business or office abroad and one of the key priorities to consider is your payroll…
IRIS’ recent survey showed that a third of Payroll Professionals are worried about the future of payroll and what’s coming next.
That’s why we’ve teamed up the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) to bring you the latest payroll legislation news, a CJRS update, help you get more from your payroll, and provide peace of mind about what’s next for payroll professionals.
Payroll can be complex at the best of times, yet there are still a number of businesses that have predominately manual payroll processes dispite all automation available to them. When choosing an automated solution, is it best to utilise the best technology and continue with it in house or have someone else complete it for you as a service.
In this session we will challenging the normal office and discuss the merits from the various solutions to drive greater efficiencies in your staff payroll.
The acceleration of digital adoption is enabling companies to expand and grow their business internationally, but how do companies cater for international growth during COVID-19?
During the current economic uncertainty, companies need to continue strengthening their organisations, so that they may provide more flexibility to the workforce while executing operations at full speed if they are going to maximise their growth drivers.
In this session we hear from the leaders of companies who have used IRIS to support their international growth plans and provide insights on how to do this during COVID-19.