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Is Your Firm Committed To Supplying Advisory Services?

If so, have you claimed Crowd Sourced Funding Advisory Services as one of your specialities?  If you have… congratulations, but not many accountancy firms have done this, at this...

Why Cybersecurity Should be a Personal Responsibility

The Road to Security Starts with a Personal Obligation

Whenever we receive phishing or unsolicited mails or are attacked by a malware, we are quick to blame everyone else, including...

New revenue ideas for accounting firms in 2019

As the cost of doing business rises and AI and increasingly complex data systems remove much of the manual work associated with filing taxes, accountants are finding their profits...

How to Attract and Retain Great Accounting Staff

The accounting industry has been dealing with a talent shortage over the last five years, mainly driven by technological changes. Accounting roles are changing from hard technical skills...

How to add 20% to your practice value – the hook

What would you do if your new financial year started with one of your key staff walking out the door with $200,000 of your fees? Wouldn’t happen? I have...

The Secret Sauce To Retaining Your Clients…

Are you keeping in touch with your clients and offering more than compliance services?

Most clients change accountants because they feel their current accountant doesn’t care about their business. WHY?

Most...

The Seduction of Growth (gurus)

Are you being seduced by a GROWTH story that could harm your firm?

Have you noticed how many growth gurus there are these days. You know the ones, good-looking, silver...

Salary Sacrifice – Q&A – Termination related payments and salary sacrifice

Question

An employee is being terminated and it is proposed the following termination related payments will be made:

  1. Unused Annual Leave
  2. Unused LSL
  3. Payment in lieu of notice
  4. Gratuity
  5. Final pay up to termination date

The...

It’s time for a new business model for accountants…

Outsourcing expert and business development manager for Connect Outsourcing Rachelle Weingott weighs in on the challenges facing the accounting industry today.

As an outsourcing expert I spend most of...

5 Efficiency Tips for Busy Accounting Firms

We asked our General Manager – the most productive person we know – how we could be more like her. Here are some top tips on accounting-firm efficiency:

1. Try...

Key insights – 2018 Good Bad Ugly Succession Poll

The 2018 Good Bad Ugly Succession poll provided useful information regarding the current status and future succession plans of Australian accounting firms. The key insights include:

  1. A transformation is happening...

Win! Win! Win!

There are tremendous opportunities for accountants and business advisors if you make a positive commitment to offer a broader range of commercial services to your SME clients in 2018.

WIN!...

The Marriage from Hell

It all seemed perfect at the time. Documents signed and together we go blissfully off into the future. Yet sometimes, as little as a few months later, the wheels...

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...

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