As the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations gathers in Crieff today (Tuesday, November 12) for its important finance conference, Alexander Sloan, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, are launching Scotland’s first ever mobile phone app aimed exclusively at the registered social landlord sector.
The app, called The RSL App, is aimed at everyone involved in social housing in Scotland and will provide valuable information about the sector as well as links to valuable key resources. Alexander Sloan, which is making the app free, has invested heavily in its development as a benefit to its many clients in the registered social landlord arena.
It can be downloaded from the Events and Publication page on Alexander Sloan’s website at www.alexandersloan.co.uk will link directly to the topical and widely-read Alexander Sloan Housing Association blogs and Twitter feeds and will include their highly rated Component Accounting Guide.
Steven Cunningham, who created the app and was key to its development, said: “Housing Associations play a vital part in creating inclusion in Scotland and have an intrinsic role in social cohesion. “Alexander Sloan has taken a particular pride in partnering with organisations in the sector and providing high quality professional advice in order to help them fulfil both their fiscal and societal responsibilities”. “We are delighted to be able to launch the app at the SFHA conference in Crieff when so many key people will have the opportunity to see how much it can do for them and what a valuable tool it will become.”
The app is quite unlike other apps in that it is firmly registered social landlord sector specific, and focused on the issues and areas of interest that affect Housing Associations in Scotland. Housing Associations, for which Alexander Sloan acts for more than a quarter of the total in Scotland, are currently being affected by many significant changes, including the new financial reporting rules contained in FRS102.
The app will help to ensure that directors, management and staff in Scottish organisations remain fully cognisant with the implications of these and other matters affecting them. The app will be demonstrated at the Alexander Sloan stand, at the conference, by Partners Phil Morrice, Andy McBean and Kevin Booth.