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Guest Interview: Steve Cox (Head of Accountancy at IRIS Software)

Episode 3 – guest interview. Steve Cox is Head of Accountancy for Commercial at IRIS Software Group. He is a technologist and chartered accountant (FCCA) who looks at how technology can simplify the modern working environment. Steve joined IRIS in 2002 and has worked in many areas of the business including Customer Support, Engineering, Product Management and Marketing. His most recent previous roles at IRIS include Senior Product Director, Interim CTO and Chief Evangelist.

“One of the biggest errors on tax returns is human error, so therefore if you can automate that, you can close the tax gap, which is the difference between tax monies due and monies collected.”

Steve has almost 20 years of experience in technology and accounting which he uses to work closely with customers, software companies, accounting/governing bodies and the government to champion the digital transformation and role evolution of accountants. In his current role as Head of Accountancy, he looks across the globe at how technology and legislation is changing the roles and requirements professionals in the workplace and looking to the future to predict how their roles will further evolve.

In this interview, Steve tells Rob Brown about the importance of accountants in the business world and why IRIS are putting accountants back to the centre of the story with digitalisation and preparation for the future of the profession.

You can connect with Steve on LinkedIn here

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