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The Top 10 Apps To Market Your Accounting Practice

When it comes to marketing your accounting firm, many accountants resort to the same old techniques that have been mainstays for decades, such as advertising in the phone book...

We asked 20 accounting firms what stopped them from outsourcing – Here’s the results…

Busy, overworked and under pressure- if this sounds like your accounting practice you’re not alone!

Increasing work pressure is the usual trigger for accountants to look into outsourcing, add to...

“I’ll be back”. Why Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fast becoming the Terminator of Accounting

When Arnold Schwarzenegger first immortalized those words as an AI machine from the future, who would have thought that the accounting industry at large would be affected, and yet...

CommBank Professional Services Insights – Feb 18

The professional services industry is undergoing deep and lasting structural changes, driven by disruptive technologies and shifting customer demands. But businesses of all sizes are responding to these challenges head...

The ATO and Robo-advice

The ATO recently issued a statement  about accountants referring clients to robo advice businesses. It has since removed the statement from its website likely because it crossed into an...

Are Super Reforms set to close the SMSF gender gap?

As the impact of Super Reforms continues to roll-out across the SMSF industry, the latest Class SMSF Benchmark Report reveals interesting insights into the average SMSF balances of males...

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...

Franchisor liability has changed

There have been recent amendments to workplace laws that affect certain franchisors. Under these changes, there are additional provisions that mean franchisors can be held responsible for contraventions of...

New Law. Higher Penalties. Now In Effect.

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 has now come into effect. This means new, higher penalties for serious contraventions of workplace laws and record keeping breaches...

Is your super trapped in a Fat Cat Fund?

Stockspot’s annual Fat Cat Funds Report has found there is over $45 billion stuck in what it deems ‘Fat Cat Funds’. The company looked at a record 4,102...

Crowd-Source Funding Equity Raising

Crowd-Sourced Funding Equity Raising is in the final launch stage before being available to Australian small/medium enterprises which could benefit by being able to raise capital from the public.

Now...

Social Engineering – What you Need to Know

What is it?

 

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

Spring cleaning your Computer

With the recent warmer weather announcing the arrival of Spring, I was inspired to venture into the yard to breathe in the fresh air and maybe even pull out...

EOFY Checklists – Increasing Consistency, Efficiency and Profitability

We now work in an accounting industry that can access the benefits of modern technology to produce some impressive productivity outcomes.

This is great news when you factor in the...

CommBank Business Insights Report: Professional Services

The first CommBank Professional Services Business Insights Report has just been published.

With innovation increasing in importance against a backdrop of sustained disruption in the Professional Services sector, the report...

Good Bad Ugly Insight Report – 2018 Outlook, rates & pricing, is now available

The Good Bad Ugly Insight Report – 2018 Outlook, rates & pricing is now available to download.

Over 200 firms contributed to this poll to provide the insights and trends...

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