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Mar 4, 2020

"Clearly, the companies that respond the quickest are the ones that are going to be most TRUSTED, most liked by their customer base".

(#99). Accounting and finance professionals work with numbers as well as people, and sometimes the situation with the numbers can cause difficult, stressful conversations. We hear from Allister Manson of Opus Restructuring LLP about tech, trust and transparency. He discusses how business and accounting professionals are integral to building trust – not just trust in financial information, but also trust in the integrity of the code and in the collection, retention and security of our data and personal information.



  • How does an accountant or an auditor maintain the trust of a client in stressful situations?
  • When trying to do the best for everyone involved, how do you make this clear when things can get difficult?
  • How does one build trust when offering or supporting a service or technology that's new? 



Allister Manson is a qualified chartered accountant and insolvency practitioner who heads the dedicated technology division for Opus Restructuring LLP, a UK-based national corporate services practice.

Currently the country's only technology specialist Insolvency Practitioner (IP), he has 20 years insolvency and restructuring experience, supporting businesses from start-ups to established software, hardware and tech service providers.

Allister previously worked at PwC, Smith & Williamson, and KPMG in the Cayman Islands. With tech experience that also comes from 5 years’ managing and advising Fintech companies in Latin America, he also supports up-and-coming tech businesses as a mentor at the Startupbootcamp. Connect with him on LinkedIn. 





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