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Your Complete Guide to Accountex 2018

It’s that time of year again! Time for all you number crunchers, keepers of books, and fintech savants to say “calcu-later!” to your spreadsheets and descend upon the UK’s largest event dedicated specifically to you!

That’s right, Accountex 2018 officially kicks off on the 23rd May!

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With the industry constantly changing and evolving, Accountex provides a platform for the best and brightest new tools, technology, and industry leaders.

Exhibitors are coming from every sector of the financial technology world, so that you can find the right solutions for you and your clients.

We don’t want you to miss a trick so we’ve written up a quick and dirty guide to all things Accountex.

Where is it?

ExCel Centre, London

When is it?

23rd – 24th May

How much is it?



With so many talks and roundtables to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice. So here’s just a brief look at some of the most anticipated speakers at Accountex 2018:

David Tuck, Chaser CEO and Founder;

Damon Anderson, Xero director;

Dominic Allon, VP Europe at Intuit QuickBooks;

Theresa Middleton, director of the ‘Making Tax Digital for Business’ programme at HMRC.

The full list of speakers and panellists can be found here.

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The Agenda

Across both days there will be Hot Topic Talks held between Theatres 2 and 3.

Wednesday 23rd May

Millennials – The Next Generation of Accounting! (Avocado toast not included)

Guy Pearson

11am – 12pm


Technology Changes and Challenges

Michael Austin

12pm – 1pm


Women in Accountancy – A must for all of those interested in the gender disparity in a typically male-dominated profession

Elaine Clark

1pm – 2pm


Succession Planning: Developing Your Successor While Maximising the Value of Your Firm on Exit

Heather Townsend

2pm – 3pm


Surviving as a Sole Practitioner – An insightful exploration of how a sole practitioner can thrive in the complicated and ever-changing world of Accounting

Elaine Clark

3pm – 4pm

Software – Best Friend or Trojan Horse

Garry Carter

4pm – 5pm


Thursday 24th May

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Women in Accountancy

Elaine Clark

11pm – 12pm


Sole Practitioners and MTD: A Disaster Waiting to Happen or an Opportunity for Fleet Footed Sole Practitioners? It’s down to YOU

Tony Margaritelli

12pm – 1pm


Technology Changes and Challenges

Michael Austin

1pm – 2pm


Millennials – The Next Generation of Accountants

Guy Pearson

2pm – 3pm


With the wide variety of talent and industry leaders attending Accountex 2018 missing it doesn’t really add up.

There’s so much to see and do at Accountex this year so make sure you plan ahead to get the most out of your visit!

Along with the hundreds of other exhibitors – including Xero, QuickBooks, and FreeAgent – the Float team will be around to discuss all things cash flow.

Come see us at Stand 176 and get your cash flow quacked. We may even throw in a free duck.

Catriona Bane

Marketing Executive with a passion for helping small business owners get to grips with their cash flow.