Partners – Technology Archive

Grant Identification – WIN for SMEs

SMEs love grants.  Why?  It gives them access to services at 50% of the normal cost.

Over $3 billion per annum is made available by the Australian, State and Territory...

Grow your practice with the right technology plan

I was recently asked to provide commentary for a publication of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand about the skills auditors will need to navigate the future. The ability...

Modern SMSF Administration

How to Embrace Digital Automation & New Service Models

This ebook has been specifically designed to help SMSF accountants, administrators and planners. It provides insights and guidance to help maximise...

Data Analytics for SME Audits: Just Hype, Help or Hindrance?

“The future for data analytics is very bright. It is increasingly becoming a significant tool for auditors to use. Smaller practitioners have an important role to play in educating...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on Australian Accounting Firms

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is marked by emerging technology breakthroughs in a number of fields, including robotics, AI, quantum computing, 3D printing, bio technology & the internet of things.

Klaus...

“I’ll be back”. Why Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fast becoming the Terminator of Accounting

When Arnold Schwarzenegger first immortalized those words as an AI machine from the future, who would have thought that the accounting industry at large would be affected, and yet...

Are You at Risk? New Australian Data Breach Law – February 2018

Does your business hold sensitive data about customers or clients?

On February 22nd 2018, Australia implemented mandatory data breach notification laws. As a business owner you need to know how...

Single Touch Payroll starts in under 80 working days but accountants are dropping the ball

Single Touch Payroll (STP) commences on 1 July for employers with 20 or more staff, yet most are not even aware of what STP is all about. A second...

Do pension SMSFs match their stereotypes? – Benchmark Report Results

SMSFs in pension phase carry a stereotype of having a more conservative investment profile, while also chasing yield as a source of income.

The December 2017 Class SMSF Benchmark Report...

Challenges and Opportunities for a New Year

It’s still early enough in 2018 for accountants to be identifying challenges that present opportunities for accountancy businesses to exploit by offering innovative services to small/medium enterprise clients over...

2018 – The Year of the Progressive Digital Practice

What a start to 2018, we have the MYOB purchase of APS to digest and understand, mandatory data breaches come into effect on the 22nd of February & the...

Who is providing your technology vision?

The digital transformation threatens to disrupt much of what we thought we knew about firm management and technology, resulting in a sudden crowd of players wanting access to management...

New year, same grim reality for cybercrime in Australia

47,000 cybercrime incidents occurred in Australia during the 2016/17 financial year, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre. This figure begs the question as to how safe Australian businesses...

Upcoming Castaway Training – Australia, NZ and UK

Working with Castaway is an informative and hands-on session that will prepare you to get the most out of Castaway Forecasting. New users and experienced users alike consistently report...

Is ‘More High Value Business Clients’ a pipedream?

Every principal and partner of a small accounting firm wants to attract high value business clients. However, it seems that many of these clients don’t necessarily want to work...

End of year update from Business Fitness COO 2017

End of Year update

It’s an exciting time to be an accountant – despite some ‘industry experts’ continuing to proclaim that compliance is dead (or “if you’re not 100% cloud,...

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