Partners – Technology Archive

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,...

Data Feeds – The Facts that Matter

There has been a fair bit of commentary across the SMSF industry on data feeds of late – particularly around what the term ‘reliable’ means in relation to data...

Developing Analytics for Audit – What are the Challenges?

With advancements in technology, more and more data is being made available to be shared between applications and more data is now easily available to auditors. With the improvements...

Ransomware Can Destroy Backups in Four Ways

I just found a very interesting blog post by Jerome Wendt, President & Lead Analyst of DCIG, Inc., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. He started out with...

Social Engineering – What you Need to Know

What is it?

 

Social engineering is the process by which sociological principles are applied...

The Client Portal: The Next Step In Efficiency

The 2017 Good Bad Ugly Insight report on Technology has revealed that out of all the potential investments an accounting firm could make in the next 12 months, a...

Is that a brain or just a pile of junk? (Part 2)

In part 1 of this series, I outlined some thoughts in relation to machine learning and big data and the impact on the accounting profession. These are just...

Accountants Must Keep Their Eyes on the Prize

The pressure is on accountants to adopt the most efficient wealth accounting tools and grow profitable new revenue streams

July 1 has come and gone and most of the Super...

Accountants, Are You Adding Value to Company Directors?

With Crowd-Sourced Funding Equity Raising, available from 29th September 2017, now is an appropriate time to consider how accountants can help mentor small/medium enterprises for the challenges that company...

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