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Ending late payment - 13 February 2015

ACCA's review of the widespread problem of late payment, a life-threatening challenge for many businesses globally, has been published in a series of three reports.

Access to finance for SMEs in Cyprus: an update from ACCA - 23 December 2014

This paper presents new analytical and theoretical work performed by ACCA and proposes possible avenues for further research.

A new breed of adviser for the modern-day enterprise - 15 December 2014

This discussion paper presents views and recommendations on the growing implications, for both the finance profession and aspiring entrepreneurs, of the changing business landscape.

The state of business finance - 19 November 2014

This set of three reports describe ACCA’s ambitious global investigation into the state of business finance.

Back in the game: global SME performance review 2013/14 - 20 October 2014

This report reviews the performance of SMEs around the world during 2013/14. It is the second ACCA–IMA global SME performance review and compares SME performance with findings from the first review.

ACCA and the Enterprise Research Centre - 13 August 2014

ACCA is proud to sit on the ERC’s Stakeholder Advisory Board, chaired by Lucy Armstrong, alongside some of the UK’s leading business associations.

Building the finance function in growing businesses - 04 August 2014

This discussion paper presents views and recommendations on how to build the finance function to support growth in SMEs.

ACCA research into e-invoicing adoption - 02 June 2014

ACCA's research reviews the extent and the drivers of e-invoicing adoption among UK SMEs.

SMEs, financial reporting and trade credit: an international study - 01 August 2013

ACCA research report 133, by J. Collis and R. Jarvis.

Environmental aspects of sustainability, SMEs and the role of the accountant - 23 July 2012

ACCA research report 128, by J. Spence, G. Agyemang and L. Rinaldi.

SMEs and their advisers: measuring trust and confidence - 01 May 2012

ACCA research report 127, by E. Schizas, R. Jarvis and N. Daskalakis.

ACCA video briefings...

The road to value-added services - 24 December 2014

Manos Schizas reviews ACCA’s research on how SMPs provide value-added services to SMEs and how practices’ business models are changing.

Financing futures: a quick overview - 24 December 2014

Manos Schizas discusses the Financing Futures project – a groundbreaking study of how small businesses might be financed in the far future.

ACCA alternative finance conference 2014 - 18 June 2014

In this video ACCA senior economic analyst Manos Schizas welcomes delegates to the 2nd ACCA Alternative Finance Conference.

IFRS for SMEs, video presentation - 27 May 2014

On this video Richard Martin and Paul Cooper discuss the changes which are being proposed by the IASB and ACCA’s views on those proposals.

Bribery and what it means for business, video presentation - 27 May 2014

In this video, John Burbidge-King, the CEO of the consultancy Interchange, discusses how dedicated risk-management systems can help businesses to protect themselves against bribery risk.

Zombie companies: just a bad dream? - 19 November 2013

Q3 of 2013 saw the first signs of a recovery in the UK, and with it a debate about the existence and prospects of so-called ‘zombie’ companies.

In safe hands: the future of financial services - 18 June 2013

Gill Ringland from SAMI Consulting discusses the findings of a scenario analysis project carried out by her firm and the Long Finance Forum of Futurists (L3F).

Access to finance

ACCA’s research in this area spans the entire range of financing options. See all ACCA's published resources on the theme of access to finance here.

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AB magazine: small business special edition

A small business special edition of ACCA's Accounting and Business magazine.

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ACCA's global forum

The forum provides a unique platform for promoting the role of SMEs in the global economy. Representing over 15 countries and a wide range of professional backgrounds – from finance institutions, academics and professional advisers to entrepreneurs themselves – the forum represents the sector’s needs at a global level and facilitates the sharing of best practice.

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