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UK Special: AI Forecasting in Accounting: Chirag Shah

Rob Brown interviews Chirag Shah, CEO of Nucleus Commercial Finance, discussing financial challenges, analysis, and advisor roles.

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UK Special: AI Forecasting in Accounting: Chirag Shah

In this Accounting Influences Podcast, Rob Brown interviews Chirag Shah, the founder and CEO of Nucleus Commercial Finance, a UK-focused lender.

Chirag discusses the challenges and opportunities in the financial space, particularly in lending and funding. He also talks about the importance of financial analysis and forecasting for businesses, emphasizing the need for businesses to understand their cash flow and plan effectively.

The interview highlights the role of accountants and advisors in helping businesses make sound financial decisions and navigate uncertain economic conditions.

Guest Bio

Chirag Shah is the founder and CEO of Pulse, a visionary platform that empowers businesses, accountants, and business advisors with a tailored dashboard showcasing vital statistics and trends. With over two decades of experience in financial services, Chirag has consistently demonstrated his expertise. In 2011, he pioneered the establishment of Nucleus, a renowned alternative finance entity, offering flexible and personalized financial solutions for SMEs, regardless of their industry or growth stage.

Recognizing the pressing economic challenges UK SMEs face, Chirag introduced Pulse in October 2022, a groundbreaking platform harnessing the power of AI for in-depth financial analysis, benefitting both businesses and accountants. Chirag’s mission extends beyond enhancing the UK’s business landscape; he is dedicated to assisting SMEs in honing their data comprehension skills to chart a path to success. Chirag’s expertise encompasses the significance of forecasting, the key elements that constitute effective forecasts, and the selection of the proper forecasting tools.

His vision for Pulse revolves around transforming it into a comprehensive forecasting tool, addressing the challenges SMEs encounter, elucidating Pulse’s role, and exploring the far-reaching implications of AI in this context.

For more information about Nucleus, visit

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