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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...

Confidence rises as accountants seek new revenue streams

According to the latest CommBank Accounting Market Pulse report, around nine in ten Australian firms are seeking to add or grow new service lines and further embed their role...

MyFirmsApp Introduces New Layered Mobile Platform – OneApp

Positioning accountants at the heart of their clients’ mobile lives

MyFirmsApp, the...

Top 10 Budget Takeaways

Apart from the promised phased personal income tax cuts and the “overhaul” of the R&D tax incentive, the 2018 Federal Budget did not contain many measures that resembled significant...

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...

How to value a CA firm – Back to Basics

The most common question our team get asked at accounting conferences is ‘what am I worth?’ Of course, what practitioners mean is: What is the value of my accounting firm,...

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...

Key insights – 2018 Good Bad Ugly Succession Poll

The 2018 Good Bad Ugly Succession poll provided useful information regarding the current status and future succession plans of Australian accounting firms. The key insights include:

  1. A transformation is happening...

ESS BIZTOOLS – Win! Win! Win!

We have linked with ESS BIZTOOLS and ESS BIZGRANTS, Australia’s leading developers of Business Advisory Services Packages for the accounting/business advisory industry, to bring you an awareness of how,...

Client retention following M&A

Client retention and growth is more often than not the key objective of M&A deals within the accounting and financial advisory sectors. There’s real opportunity to be gained from...

The Proactive Manager – Focus on Compliance or Advice?

As accounting firms move from a dominant focus on compliance in the work they do with clients to a focus on both compliance and advisory skills, the role of...

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...

Get ready for changes to casual and part-time entitlements

Changes to overtime rates and shift entitlements for casual and part-time employees covered by some Modern Awards will come into operation on 1 January 2018 and take effect from...

2017 Good Bad Ugly vs Australian Financial Review Top 100 Results

Over the recent break, I received a handful of emails from clients curious as to how the Australian Financial Review Top 100 results compared to the Good Bad Ugly...

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...

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