In this session, Nigel Adams will explain how a focus on data assurance can form the basis of a successful accounting team. By establishing a baseline and maintaining a minimum standard of data quality, you can be proactive with issues as they arise, ultimately improving the output of downstream tasks such as monthly bookkeeping, management reports and VAT returns. He will then provide practical real-world examples and lessons learned when applying this data-first approach, and outline how it has led to major improvements across the board at his award-winning firm, Ad Valorem.


Nigel Adams FCCA, Ad Valorem

After spending 9 years in Practice, Nigel switched to industry in 1993 joining Russian owned oil and gas trader, Solvalub, where he progressed to Chief Group Accountant. In 2001 Nigel returned to Practice, founding Ad Valorem, which has continued to grow, develop and innovate culminating in winning the British Accountancy Independent Firm of the Year (South East) 2019 and Xero Mid-Sized Firm of the Year 2020! Nigel’s focus on collaboration and providing an all-round service for Ad Valorem’s clients has led to building some fantastic partnerships. 

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  • Nigel Adams

    Nigel Adams

    Ad Valorem