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Who says accountants are dull?

Much as we love furnishing you with useful freelance life info week in, week out, occasionally we like to cut loose a little and show you just a glimpse of all the amazing fun things we do in the accountancy world. No, don’t run away! It’s true. Life as an accountant isn’t as dull as you […]

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Book-keeping for beginners: the dos and don’ts

Here on The Life Hub blog we’re commonly asked about that tiresome bane of the freelance existence: book-keeping. There’s no doubt it can be a daunting task, especially if it’s something you’re new to and don’t fully understand. So we grabbed Lauren Monks from My Accountant Friend and asked her to put together a few dos and don’ts for […]

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Why choose an online accountant?

What’s the difference between a traditional accountancy firm and an online accountant? Nope, this isn’t a joke. It’s a genuine question that we get asked a lot here at My Accountant Friend. So we thought we’d chat to some of our customers and find out the difference having on-demand accountancy makes to their business lives. […]

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How to avoid a VAT inspection

Happy New Year to one and all! If your resolutions included “avoid VAT inspection”, then boy! Have we got a late Christmas present for you! In all seriousness, it’s that time of the year when most self-employed people have tax on the mind. Check back in with us over the next few weeks for info on […]

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The weirdest accountancy questions we’ve been asked

Who says accountancy is dull? It may seem like numbers and spreadsheets (shameless plug: at My Accountant Friend, there are no spreadsheets), but there are also a lot of eccentrics with – shall we say – creative accounting ideas. Not that any of the people we work with these days have such strange notions, but over […]

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