Accountex Summit North, a one-day conference for accounting and finance aims to cement its place in the business calendar following a sensational Manchester debut in 2018

By Ian Moss, Editor, Accounting Insight News

 The worlds of accounting, finance and bookkeeping are getting to grips with how best to tackle the challenges of the future.

The list of pressing issues is forever changing. But here are some of the areas that are always hovering close to the surface…

  • Will robots/artificial intelligence take jobs and remove the need for repetitive and mundane tasks?
  • What does the new workforce (that’s millennials/Generations X,Y and Z!) really want from the bookkeeper of tomorrow?
  • Will HMRC’s making tax digital policy make life easier, faster and more accurate? Or will it be the logistical and legislative nightmare that some are predicting?
  • Will Brexit ever actually happen?
  • How will accounting and finance adapt and survive in this changing landscape?

Topping the agenda

So these are some of the topics keeping the sector awake at night. And they will be right at the top of the agenda when key figures from across the industry in the north of the UK meet in just a few weeks’ time.

More than 1,300 accounting and finance professionals are set to attend Accountex Summit North at Manchester Central on September 10.

The event was launched in 2018 by Diversified Communications, the company that organises Accountex expo, which attracted 9,000-plus visitors to ExCeL London in May.

It proved an instant hit with visitors and exhibitors alike.

All points North

In a nutshell, ASN is a free-to-attend one-day conference targeting accounting and finance professionals.

It has three theatres that will host 18 CPD accredited speaker sessions from, among others, industry thought leaders, professional associations and tax specialists.

This year’s opening keynote will take place in the venue’s impressive 700-seat auditorium. There will also be panel sessions; technology updates; sales and marketing advice, and focuses on wellbeing in the workplace.

A northern powerhouse in 2018

Zoe Lacey-Cooper, event Accountex portfolio director, says: “Accountex Summit North is back for round two after our huge success in 2018.

“You can expect to be riveted by industry thought leaders in our seminars. We’ve assembled a great line-up again for 2019.

“It’s a great place for bookkeepers to network… And, of course, there will be over 86 exhibitors showcasing their latest innovations.”

This one-day conference is free to attend for accountants in practice and business; bookkeepers business advisers; finance directors; bookkeepers; consultants; CEOs; CF0s; junior partners; senior partners; and more.

However, tickets are limited, if you want to attend make sure you apply for your ticket now! You can apply for your place here or visit www.accountex.co.uk/summitnorth/, please use priority code ASN129.