Knowledge Archive

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...

How To Keep Your Employees From Leaking Confidential Information

Back in 2014, Code Spaces was murdered. The company offered developers source code repositories and project management services, but they didn’t have solid control over sensitive information — including...

Accounting Market Pulse Report

The latest edition of the new look CommBank Accounting Market Pulse report has now been issued, covering the following key themes:

  • Investment in new Technology and Innovation and the impact...

SMSF Audit Considerations – Changes to Residency

SMSF Audit Technical Series by Sharlene Anderson, Director-Veritas Corporation, brought to you by CaseWare Australia & New Zealand

In order to be a complying superannuation fund and receive the available...

The journey from accountant to analyst

The development of business analytical skills is increasingly important as partners and managers of accounting firms make the transition from a compliance to advisory focus in their relationship with...

Make yourself aware of these 2016/17 FBT Compliance Issues

With some significant tightening having been made to the FBT system for 2016/17, particularly in the area of salary packaging by concessionally taxed employers, it is useful to recap...

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