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Court Finds Accounting Firm Liable

In a precedent setting legal decision, an accounting business has been found liable as an accessory for its role in the underpayment of employees by its client.

The Federal Circuit...

Accountants in the age of fintechs

The entire financial services industry is going through unprecedented change as the impact of new fintech companies quickly unfolds. While technology is at the core of that change, the...

5 Secrets Of Successful Business Coaches

Many accountants say that they struggle to move from the technical to advisory space in working with business clients. Often, it’s simply lack of confidence that prevents us from...

Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Legislation Passed

At long last the Australian parliament has passed the legislation that will enable companies to raise capital from the public. This is a great decision for small/medium enterprises, entrepreneurs...

6 accounting trends to watch out for in 2017 (and how to make the most out of them)

2016 was a huge year of growth for the accounting and bookkeeping industry, and the changes show no signs of slowing down. Every year brings new accounting trends to...

Improvements to RDR Reporting

With very few entities taking the chance to produce RDR accounts, but taking the special purpose route instead, the AASB has embarked on a program (in conjunction with their...

SMEs Need Accountants to Assist in Debtors Management

Australia is lagging the rest of the world in terms of late payments described as the “silent killer of modern business” by the Australian government’s Small Business Ombudsman Kate...

Just give me some practical advice

If you’re a leader in public practice, one thing’s pretty certain. You’ve grown tired of being beaten over the head with discussions about cloud technology, business advisory services and...

Fair Work Liability Checklist for Business Advisors

Under section 550 of the Fair Work Act 2009, key business advisors such as accountants and bookkeepers can be held personally liable as an ‘accessory’ for their clients’ breaches...

8 hours with a group of directors was enlightening

I found out the benefits of spending eight hours with directors from small/medium enterprises a couple of weeks ago.  It was very educational to listen to the questions and...

Class SMSF Benchmark Report finds non-aligned platforms gaining market share

Investment platforms have maintained their share of self-managed super funds in the past two years but the market share of the providers has shifted in favour of the non-aligned...

EMDG applications closing end Nov – What can your clients claim?

Do you have clients who are exporting or proposing to export?

If so, they could be eligible to apply for the Australian government’s Export Market Development Grant.

Applications in respect of...

Can you systemise the advice you give to your clients?

A key factor attributed to the slow rate of uptake of advisory services, particularly in smaller accounting firms, as been the perception that it’s very difficult to systemise advice....

Transforming the Future of Tax and Accounting

The team at Wolters Kluwer and our industry partners recently tackled the future of revenue streams for Australia’s professional accounting firms head on in our latest roadshow series, “Transforming...

Another conference, another presentation on independence

Last week I attended the CAANZ’s National SMSF Conference in Melbourne – I always enjoy attending these events as I get to catch up with customers, meet some potential...

Are your small business clients compliant with workplace responsibilities?

It may be worthwhile checking with your small business clients to see if they are compliant with their workplace responsibilities.

In a report issued  in late August, Fair Work inspectors made...

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