Podcast : Richard Anning of the ICAEW

One of the upsides of locating our UK office a stone’s throw across the road from the ICAEW meant that on Monday I was able to grab thirty minutes with Richard Anning, head of the Institute’s IT Faculty. With a membership of more than 130,000 accountants, the ICAEW is by far the UK’s largest professional body for the accountancy profession.

Notwithstanding Richard’s graciousness in tolerating my rookie-podcast-host style of interviewing, we clambered over a range of topics from general technology trends in accounting, information security, changes in attitudes among accountants towards the adoption of cloud technologies, and whether accountants will ever get over their love affair with spreadsheets.

You can listen to the podcast free now in the iTunes store.

Thanks to Richard for trusting me in agreeing to be my crash test dummy.

One Comment

Richard Anning
April 3, 2012 at 8:13 pm


It was a pleasure to work with you on this and see how easy it is to create. Now I need to find a volunteer to be my crash dummy!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Come join us for the Xero Roadshow US

The Xero Team is launching a ten-city roadshow in September. We’ll be travelling across the United States to educate and connect Partners. Xero Roadshow US is the perfect opportunity to connect with the Xero team and find out what’s been going on. You can check out new Xero features, get tips for growing your cloud practice ...

The Financial Web, Continuous Certification and Banking

I sat down with Sholto Macpherson at Xerocon last week to discuss The Financial Web, the Assurance Dashboard, Continuous Certification and how we plan to help small businesses get access to lending and capital. In this video we are introducing a number of new concepts: The Financial Web The Financial Web is the growing electronic ...