Accountex Summit Manchester

Register now for October's free event


Accountex Summit Manchester returns for the fourth year on 12 October 2022 at Manchester Central.

The exhibition is set to welcome more than 1,500 attendees, including accountants, finance directors and bookkeepers from all over the north of the UK.

More than 100 software and service suppliers will be exhibiting, including Sage, Xero, Wolters Kluwer, Dext, IRIS, FreeAgent and Intuit Quickbooks, as well as both ACCA and HMRC.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the teams behind the brands and get one-on-one demos of tools, find new solutions and learn practical tips.

Visitors will also gain eight CPD hours through the free CPD-accredited seminars led by 50-plus experts, defining the future of accountancy and finance. The education programme is held across four theatres that will host 32 seminars, discussing everything from Making Tax Digital to diversity and inclusion.

Attendees will find everything they need to stay up-to-date with the changing technology, legislation and regulation in the accountancy and finance world. 

Seminar programme highlights

Social mobility: the secret weapon in the talent war?
James Lizars, founder and CEO, Thrive Accountants, and Zoe Whitman, business coach and mentor
Hosted by ACCA, this panel will look at how to attract and retain talent and how creating opportunities via social mobility can help.  

Making Tax Digital: our journey and what you can do now to be ready for 2024
Richard Fowler, deputy director, MTD customer readiness and external stakeholders, HMRC
Agents and their customers will be affected by one of the biggest changes to taxation for over 30 years. HMRC will share its progress to date and its roadmap as they move towards mandation for April 2024.

From fearful to fabulous: how overcoming obstacles and fear can revolutionise your life
Vicki Boddice, director, Boddice Accounting; Tim Compton, social advocacy manager, Sage; Kelli Doorne-Millott, captain, Accounting Pirate; Francesca Tricarico, managing director, Future Cloud Accounting
The panel will discuss their personal experiences of overcoming various obstacles, both physical and mental. The session will be perfect for any accountant who has considered setting up their own business but has not had the courage to make that leap, as well as auxiliary services to the industry where focusing on the positives results in excellent relationships being built.

How to grow a one million pound firm – the low-stress way
Heather Townsend, CEO, The Accountants' Growth Club
Discover the three phases of growing a practice and why most firms get this wrong. As well as how to win the exact type of client to fuel the growth of a practice and how to attract and retain star performers who will help drive the growth of a practice.

Taxation of companies and preparing for fundamental change in 2023
Sharon Cooke, technical director, 2020 Innovation
Attendees will revisit some older concepts in preparation for the new corporation tax regime from April 2023. Should political events change the corporation tax horizon, a topical round up of the latest corporation tax measures will also be given.

Facing into challenging economic headwinds – six steps for firm owners to take now
Des O’Neill, founder, CPDStore

In this fast-paced session, Des will look at six steps that accounting firm owners can take today to overcome the challenges they’re facing. Attendees will walk away with an actionable plan for their business for the remainder of 2022.
Accountex Summit Manchester takes place at Manchester Central from 9am-5pm on Wednesday 12 October.

Register for your free ticket, using priority code ASM108.