People Archive

Is Collaboration the solution or the problem?

As accounting and advisory firms become more integrated with multidisciplinary services, there’s been a stronger focus on internal collaboration – the sharing of knowledge and information – to improve...

Boardroom Bullying– there’s a claim for that!

A worker is a worker and a company director is a company director, and never the twain shall meet. Although according to a recent judgement of the Fair Work...

Cyber Security: Are you the Weakest Link!

In recent times we have all been made well aware of ransomware cyberattacks like Wannacry and Petya locking down files...

FWC Casual Conversion Decision

The Fair Work Commission has determined that casual workers covered by 85 of the approximately 120 federal Modern Awards will be given the right to request...

Penalty Rate Changes 2017

On 5 June 2017, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a decision about how the changes to Sunday penalty rates will be introduced. The FWC decided they will...

Important Changes from 1 July 2017

In addition to the increased minimum wages and changes to penalty payments under some Modern Awards, there...

Technology, Outsourcing and the Future of our Young Accountants

There’s no doubt that technology and outsourcing are both having a significant impact on the way that financial data is collected, processed, analysed and delivered to clients. Larger accounting...

The struggle for accountability

As I have conversations with, and work with firms a constant theme is frustration with accountability. People unwilling to be accountable and others being unwilling to hold people accountable....

Is your firm future fit?

Managing legal and regulatory change, the challenges of rising client expectations and mounting fee pressure has become a way of life for tax and accounting professionals.

The right software can...

The Art Of Less In Business

We live in a culture obsessed with growth and power.

We’ve all adopted it as normal and will do almost anything to chase it, regardless of the costs, both personal and...

Why Technology Needs A Human Face

Public practice accounting is similar to most other industries that are starting to feel the real impact of technology on the way in which we manage our work, our...

M&A – Key risks with client transition in small purchases

When buying (and selling) client fees, it’s clearly in the best interests of both parties to make the transition as gentle as possible for the clients involved in the...

Taking redundancy one step at a time

One of the most common questions we receive from employers here at Workforce Guardian is: ‘how much redundancy pay do I need to give to my departing employee?‘.

While this might...

High Tech with a Soft Touch – Client and Team Engagement

The so-called ‘digital disruption’ is leading to significant changes in the way that the leaders of accounting firms manage their work, their people and their clients.  Cloud accounting, bank...

Building a great place to work

Culture is the glue that holds a complex organisation together. It’s your firm’s DNA.

In the Great Managers® Program, we say culture is everything we think, everything we say,...

Walk A Mile In Your Clients Shoes

I’ve worked with hundreds of accounting firms over the past 15 years and I’ve heard thousands of complaints about “unco-operative” clients.

How many times have we all heard “this client...

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