IN THIS ISSUE:
FROM THE HEAD OF ACCA SCOTLAND
Accountants for business
NEWS
New office, new team
New office bearers for ACCA Scotland
ACCA Economic Confidence Survey
Benefit from Common Purpose's learning programmes
FEATURES
Positioning your organisation to succeed
Resilience through a recession
Getting to know... the Aberdeen members' network
TECHNICAL UPDATE
ACCA and HMRC talk tax
Offshore disclosure
What's new on ACCA's website for SMPs?
FROM THE HEAD OF ACCA SCOTLAND

Accountants for business
Welcome to the first issue of Scottish Outlook, a new e-newsletter from ACCA Scotland that will be published quarterly. The role of the ACCA Scotland office is principally to support the membership in Scotland and I hope you will find this newsletter to be valuable and informative and a useful link to our activities.
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NEWS

New office, new team
As you will know, ACCA Scotland is now located in Glasgow, bringing together all the ACCA staff who support the membership in Scotland into one office.
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New office bearers for ACCA Scotland
ACCA Scotland elected Peter Fee as its president at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May.
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ACCA Economic Confidence Survey
As finance professionals, managers and advisers to business, ACCA members and students face challenging times in 2009. Please help us to help you by taking part in our third, quarterly, economic confidence survey.

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Benefit from Common Purpose's learning programmes
Common Purpose runs experiential learning programmes which aim to give people the inspiration, knowledge and connections they need to lead real change - in the workplace and in the community.
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FEATURES

Positioning your organisation to succeed
As part of the ACCA Scotland Annual Review and AGM we invited Peter Russian (CEO of Investors in People, Scotland) and Tony Osude (Head of Professional Develop, ACCA) to give us their thoughts on how important people are in developing your organisation in any economic climate.
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Resilience through a recession
FCCA and West of Scotland panel member, Houston Ayre, has recently sold his consultancy firm to become a director of Stirling-based specialist business continuity consultancy, Teed Business Continuity.
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Getting to know... the Aberdeen members' network
In Scotland we have four members' regional networks, each of which is led by an elected panel. Ian Waugh, President of the Aberdeen Regional Network Panel, provides an insight into the network's recent activities.
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TECHNICAL UPDATE

ACCA and HMRC talk tax
ACCA and HMRC have joined forces to produce a vodcast introducing practitioners to the new self-assessment toolkits from HMRC.
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Offshore disclosure
What can we expect from the new offshore disclosure plan?
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What's new on ACCA's website for SMPs?
ACCA UK's website for small and medium sized practitioners (SMPs) is designed to meet the needs of members in practice and their clients. View a summary of recent additions to the website.

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