Our Managing Director, Duncan Everett, has been in the press inspiring accountants to embrace the 2013 Mandatory Carbon Reporting legislation and extend their service offerings to become indispensable to their clients.
AccountancyAge, the financial news and views publication for UK accountants, has published Duncan’s full opinion here, which explores the vital role accountants can play within mandatory carbon reporting as the UK is set to become the first country to make it compulsory for companies to include emissions data for their entire organisation – and supply chain – in their annual reports.
Within the article, Duncan explains that auditing and measuring energy consumption plays right into the hands of accountants, especially those looking to raise their profile. Carbon accounting is a logical extension of financial auditing and, as the two disciplines converge, companies are likely to turn instinctively to their accountants for help establishing and maintaining the new records.
We have also produced an eBook which explores this topic in further detail, titled, Carbon monitoring and reporting: a new revenue stream for accountants, available for download here.
Take a read of the article and let us know your thoughts, either commenting on this blog or on the article itself.