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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...

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...

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...

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...

What accountants can learn from air traffic controllers might surprise you!

I have more than a passing interest in aviation. I find it a fascinating industry and as young adult in Canberra I would sit on top of a hill...

Is Your Work “Challenging Your Team”?

Are you having trouble recruiting or keeping good clever team members – if so why not “challenge” them?

Good clever team members are always going to be in demand.  At...

Delivering for Your Staff and Your Future

Over the last 10 to 15 years many accounting firms have seen the business context in which they operate change dramatically. Cloud computing, automated workflow, exception-based processing, customer relationship...

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...

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