This resource has been developed for the UK market – if you are not based in the UK then you should consider how the information and advice can be applied in your market.

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Support for digitalisation

ACCA UK has developed a suite of resources for practitioners starting on their digital journey or who have only recently started:

Going digital - member experience podcasts

This series of podcasts features ACCA practitioners discussing how they digitalised their practices:

  • Graeme Tennick of Graeme Tennick & Co - the emotional journey and mistakes along the way
  • Peter Jarman of PJCO Accountants Ltd - practicalities and the importance of an in-house champion
  • Eriona Bajrakurtaj of Major's Accounts & Co Ltd - the obstacles to digitalising a traditional family practice and how collaboration with other practitioners would have made a huge difference
  • Gillian French of DNA Accountants Ltd - moving her practice onto the cloud just as the pandemic hit.
Introduction to apps podcast

Listen to this podcast in which ACCA practitioners introduce their favourite apps.

Webinars

Transitioning to a digital firm

ACCA member Will Farnell of Farnell Clarke shares his blueprint for transitioning to a digital firm through this series of articles:

Cyber security

IT systems are critical to the running of any business so steps need to be taken to protect them. ACCA and Barclays have produced a webinar providing an introduction to cyber security and what you need to be aware of: Know your cyber and fraud risks.

Future proof your practice

ACCA provides many future proofing resources and partnerships to help you future proof your practice.

In a new partnership with Sage, all new ACCA licensed practices can receive complimentary Sage software for their first 20 clients for the first 6 months of their business (terms & conditions apply). As well as offering you complimentary software, Sage will support you in the early days through your practice success manager and enablement experts including a detailed bespoke onboarding programme. The aim is to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of your new practice. 

There is more information about the offer and terms & conditions on our resources for practitioners page.

ACCA research

ACCA has produced a report on developing the digitalised small and medium practice. There are a number of UK case studies that are very useful for those starting on the journey to digitalisation.