Journalism

Note this isn’t an exhaustive list, and more examples may be added from time to time.

Articles from Accountancy (magazine formerly affiliated with ICAEW, or the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England & Wales):

  • Beautiful game… ugly finances: A look at the financial fallout surrounding UK football clubs | View PDF
  • Taxing Christmas cheer: The tax treatment of staff Christmas gifts/parties | View PDF
  • Profile: Interview with Mark Salway, FD of CARE International | View PDF
  • Treasure hunt: Is tax avoidance suddenly against the law? | View PDF
  • When two become one: are partnership mergers worth it? | View PDF

Articles from The Independent:

Articles from Accounting & Business (magazine for members of ACCA, or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants):

  • Working from home: How to do it | View issue on website | View PDF
  • ‘Tis the season: How to deal with the January tax return deadline frenzy | View issue on website | View PDF
  • Conquering iXBRL: A look at how the profession has coped so far | View issue on website | View PDF
  • Inside Santander: A look at the working life of ACCA members | View issue on website | View PDF
  • Business Secretary Vince Cable on the UK’s commitment to doing business in Europe | View issue on website | View PDF
  • Inside Procter & Gamble: A look at the working life of ACCA members | View issue on website | View PDF
  • How to survive January: Tips for dealing with the 31 January tax return deadline | View issue on website | View PDF
  • Practice or industry? We take a look at the age-old accountancy job dilemma | View issue on website | View PDF
  • Inside The Co-operative: A look at the working life of ACCA members | View issue on website | View PDF
  • Personal branding: Why you need it to progress in your career | View issue on website | View PDF

Articles from CA Magazine (magazine for members of ICAS, or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland):

  • Running out of time: Anyone ready for the iXBRL deadline on 1 April 2011? | View website version | View PDF

Articles from CFO World:

  • Holding CFOs to account? The new Senior Accounting Officer (SAO) regime for tax returns | View website version
  • The art of good communication: why it’s increasingly important for today’s CFO | View website version
  • How important is your personal brand? What it is and how CFOs can improve theirs | View website version
  • CFOs face compliance fatigue in corporate reporting | View website version
  • Will changes to audit regulations impact on CFOs and their finance teams? | View website version
  • A taxing time to leave the country: UK tax rules and corporate relocations | View website version

Articles from Taxation:

  • Four Little Letters: do you know how the coming of XBRL will affect your practice? | View website version | View PDF
  • The Desmond Thresh case: why his property transfer was not a profit of employment | View website | View PDF
  • It’s all in the contract: the High Court VAT decision in A1 Lofts Ltd v HMRC | View website version | View PDF

Articles from Financial Director:

  • The Budget 2011: A plan for growth, or a hope for growth? | View website version
  • House of Lords hearings on Big Four audit dominance: reaction from finance directors | View website version
  • The Budget 2010: Finance Directors fear Budget’s lack of detail | View website version
  • Are mergers and acquisitions ripe for a comeback in the light of the BAA deal? | View website version
  • Location, location, location: whether corporate re-domiciling makes financial sense | View website version
  • Pre-Budget Report 2009: Robbing Peter to pay Paul? | View website version

Articles from Tax Adviser (magazine for members of the CIOT, or the Chartered Institute of Taxation; and the ATT, or the Association of Tax Technicians):

  • Interview with the Adjudicator, Judy Clements OBE: dealing with HMRC complaints | View website version | View PDF
  • Elevate yourself to the next level: consider a CIOT Fellowship | View website version | View PDF

Articles from Accountancy Age:

  • BUDGET 2011: VAT loophole for cheap DVDs remains, warn advisers | View website version

My corporate work has included, but is not limited to:

  • Editing sales and marketing brochures or newsletters
  • Writing copy for sales and marketing brochures or newsletters
  • Providing copy for white papers
  • Writing up corporate events and speeches
  • Website content generation
  • Writing press releases and copy for publicity campaigns

Here are some examples of the work I’ve done:

IRIS Accountancy Practice Solutions:
Edited the 16-page Iris News Autumn 2010 sales brochure within a timeframe of just a few days, which also included re-writes and the addition of a 260-word foreword from the managing director. Iris News was distributed to over 5,000 clients and prospects at a series of events held throughout the UK to coincide with the launch of the company’s new iXBRL-compliant accountancy and tax software products. View PDF

Mazars LLP:
Produced copy for the accountancy firm’s UK website and intranet; wrote a 750-word article summarising the Thinking Entrepreneurship Spring 2011 seminar Mazars hosted jointly with Warwick Business School. The event featured distinguished speakers such as: Luke Johnson, serial entrepreneur and FT columnist; Rebecca Harding, economist and founder of Delta Economics; business development manager Lucy Tarleton of the London Stock Exchange, and Professor Andy Lockett of Warwick Business School, as well as a presentation from Mazars’ Neale Bussey and Guy Hollander.

Lloyds Banking Group plc:
Corporate journalism work, covering the “Pace and Power: Inspiring business through sporting excellence” event held by Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets for prospective clients and business contacts, designed to tie in with the Lloyds sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympic Games and promote the link between sporting and business achievement. Provided 1,100 words for the “Pace and Power” post-event booklet on the inspirational speech and Q&A session given by Steve Backley OBE, former javelin athlete and Olympic medallist, at the London event. View PDF