A Day in the Life. Episode 4: GrantTree’s Co-Founder, Pow

Episode four in our ‘A Day in the Life’ series comes from serial entrepreneur, investor and all-round maverick – not to mention GrantTree’s founder – Paulina Tenner. Paulina – or as she’s better known, ‘Pow!’ – spent the day working from home. No, not her flat in London; her family home in Kraków, Poland. April

Snakes, Ladders, and Money-Sucking Hierarchies

Snakes, Ladders, and Money-Sucking Hierarchies

R&D Tax Credits expert and stuffy-accountancy-survivor Dr. Chris Brown explains why traditional hierarchies are bad news for clients. One of the most Victorian aspects of the large accountancy firm is the highly-stacked hierarchical structure. There are many rungs in the accountancy ladder, starting way down with accounts technician (usually a fresh-faced graduate), and moving up

‘Pass Go. Or Game Over.’ Tackling Exam Pressures at Accountancy Firms

‘Pass Go. Or Game Over.’ Tackling Exam Pressures at Accountancy Firms

Dr. Chris Brown, an R&D Tax Credits expert at GrantTree, explores the pressurised and draconian attitudes many accountancies have towards gaining qualifications and passing exams. Accountancy firms often take a pretty tough line on professional exams (ACA, ACCA or CIMA). You get your tuition. Your exam is paid for. But you better hope you pass.