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3 tips on how to keep millennials engaged at work

A lot has changed about the workforce in the last decade or so. Businesses have reached a point where they no longer place the greatest focus on attracting and...

Class SMSF Benchmark Reports Available

The Class SMSF Benchmark Report is a statistical analysis of the 160,000+ Self Managed Super Funds administered on Class Super, representing 27% of the estimated 600,000 SMSFs in Australia as at...

Equity Raising Commenced – Is Your Firm Involved?

A wide range of companies have already raised capital from the revamped Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising concept since the legislation changed on 19 October 2018.  Some accountancy firms...

Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2018–19 [MYEFO]

On 17 December 2018, the Government released the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2018–19 (MYEFO). The MYEFO provides updated information on the Government’s fiscal position and includes policy...

Market Value – The tension between CGT and Total Super Balances

Following the introduction of mandatory market valuation reporting for SMSFs, the ATO issued “Valuation Guidelines for Self-Managed Super Funds”. According to the ATO, asset valuation is a key component...

Demand for accounting M&A remains strong

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) remain the most popular method of corporate growth within the accounting and financial advisory sectors despite challenges.

Reasons for undertaking a merger or acquisition include:

  • An increase...

Keeping it clean – Tranche 2 Reform Update

Money laundering is big business, with an estimated $15 billion laundered annually in Australia. When coupled with the impression of respectability, legitimacy and credibility, the gatekeeper role played by...

2018 M&A Accounting Sector Report

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) remain the most popular method of corporate growth within the accounting and financial advisory sectors despite challenges.

Reasons for undertaking a merger or acquisition include:

  • An increase...

It’s time that Registered Auditors considered their future

We used to joke that auditors were drowning in documents,” Panos Kakoullis, Deloitte Global Audit & Assurance Business Leader recently said. “Thanks to new tools and resources, auditors are...

Advisory focus should be on medium business clients

“While many talented young staff may prefer advisory over compliance, too much time is going into promoting apps to small and micro business clients. Medium and large businesses account...

National Audits Group – LG Procurement

National Audits Group is proud to announce we have been successful in being appointed to the Local Government Procurement Panel as...

The fallout of the Royal Commission into misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services industry

The Royal Commission has caused endless debate and questioning around how such a highly regulated industry could descend into such turmoil.

As industry and consumers come to terms with the...

ATO SmartDocs

ATO SmartDocs is a completely new way to process your ATO documents using AI and Machine Learn. Watch the video and see for yourself.

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Good Bad Ugly 2018 – Benchmarking survey is now open

Welcome to the 16th edition of the Good Bad Ugly survey of the Australian accounting profession, it is now open for your participation.

If you’re familiar with the Good Bad...

The Seduction of Growth (gurus)

Are you being seduced by a GROWTH story that could harm your firm?

Have you noticed how many growth gurus there are these days. You know the ones, good-looking, silver...

Pricing pressure top of mind for accounting firms

The recently published CommBank Accounting Market Pulse Report [June 2018], observed that negotiating price with clients was the #1 reported business challenge over the past 12 months for top...

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