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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...

Retiring the myth FBT Audits don’t exist

If you have ever heard anyone query whether FBT audits actually exist, 2018 may be the year this urban myth will be retired. Recently the ATO indicated it is...

Top 5 productivity tips for accountants

A New Year, a new you, so let’s start fresh.

We are all so busy getting things done that we overlook the simple tools and processes we should implement to...

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...

Could working less deliver better results for your business?

Intuitively, many of us would say, surely this could not be so! The harder we work the better the result.

But is that necessarily true in all cases?

Perhaps not.

I read...

Start the new year right – our 2018 do’s and don’ts

Tips and Hints to build value in your practice if you’re looking to sell or merge!

Revelling in Verbier’s fresh powder runs contemplating your strategic goals for 2018? Here’s our top...

The future for young accountants – Drivers of change and new skills in 2018

The Future For Young Accountants – Drivers of change and new skills in 2018

The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is a global body for professional accountants, with over...

Crowd Sourced Funding Has Started – Are you up to speed!

After a long wait the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has licensed the first Crowd Sourced Funding Intermediaries under the new Crowd Sourced Funding regime.

Seven companies have been...

FairWork Ombudsman – Recent Employer Prosecutions

The Fair Work Ombudsman regularly prosecutes employers who breach Australian employment laws such as the Fair Work Act.

Learn more > Avoid big fines and...

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