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Mastering Excel is essential for every professional accountant. This innovative, online service is designed specifically for accountants and finance professionals to help them make the most of this powerful tool.

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PEST is a methodology for analysing the external factors that affect the sector an organisation operates in. The letters stand for:

      • Political
      • Economic
      • Social
      • Technological

These factors are normally beyond an organisation's control. However, they can have a profound impact on the organisation, either as threats or as opportunities.

You may also have heard it described as a PESTLE analysis. This longer acronym also includes legal and environmental factors.

So why is it important to do a PEST analysis? The answer is that we need to be aware of the context within which we operate if we are to avoid being caught out by events beyond our control, and are going to make ourselves ready to take advantage of opportunities. We spend so much of our time looking inwards, analysing what we do and how we can do it better, that the opportunity to look up and outwards is valuable.

Alan Nelson, Managing Director at, recently caught up with Lisa Weaver, Associate Professor Warwick Business School and author. They discussed the future of the profession and Alan asked Lisa whether she thought accountants should be worried.