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Rob Pillans

Rob is a coach, mentor and consultant for accounting firm owners and managers across Australia. Few people, if any, can match the breadth and depth of his experience in the management of firms. He’s been the CEO of two accounting firms, the GM of one and the Business Manager for two more. He also spent 10 years delivering client services, including as a Business Services Manager.

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Is the family office the next growth area for accounting firms?

I attended the AICPA Engage conference in Las Vegas from Monday 10 June to Thursday 13 June. The conference offered hundreds of sessions across technical and non-technical topics and...

Observations from the Accounting Business Expo

The Accounting Business Expo was held in Sydney on 20 and 21 March. It is self described as “the big free expo and conference for business and money”. I...

Accountants – 8 steps to be ready for 15 May 2019

For Australian accountants 15 May is a significant date. As Tax Agents you are subject to the ATO’s lodgment program framework which at its core requires you to lodge...

Are we heading for a massive shortage of top quality, qualified accountants?

I regularly hear from accounting firm owners and managers of the difficulty of finding and retaining high quality qualified accountants. And in a recent global survey completed by IFAC,...

What Specsavers teaches accountants about process

I recently had a visit to Specsavers for my regular eye test and update of my glasses. It was a very good experience which made me realise that Specsavers...

The value of bookkeeping and different models for delivering it

As an accounting firm coach I speak with a lot of accounting firm owners and managers. I’ve noticed that a very common topic of discussion is bookkeeping. Why? I...

Could working less deliver better results for your business?

Intuitively, many of us would say, surely this could not be so! The harder we work the better the result.

But is that necessarily true in all cases?

Perhaps not.

I read...

What accountants can learn from air traffic controllers might surprise you!

I have more than a passing interest in aviation. I find it a fascinating industry and as young adult in Canberra I would sit on top of a hill...

Lessons For Accountants from an Electrician Experience

I’ve had an experience with an electrician that got me thinking about some lessons for accountants.

First I rang the office number. The call was picked up by an electrician...

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