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Race to The Finish Line – Implement a New Software Solution

Race to the finish line: How to implement a new software solution or project before Christmas and start fresh in 2020

Starting to see the Melbourne Cup promos and Christmas...

Top 10: Protecting your end-user data

Security is a hot topic thanks to a visible escalation in cybersecurity risks, but end-user data is often overlooked. With an increasingly mobile workforce, sensitive data is...

My thoughts on Xerocon 2019

I attended the two days of Xero’s annual conference on 4 and 5 September. I did not make it to the wrap party so can’t comment on that.

There was...

Would you pass the test on SMSF audit independence?

Do you have a potential issue with SMSF audit independence? If so, it’s not viable to turn a blind eye. Now is the time to ascertain whether your audit arrangements...

3 tips and tools to improve productivity across your practice

When was the last time you stepped back and looked at all of the different tech tools and software solutions you’re using to run your practice? Are they still...

Are 6 hour working days now reality?

Automation promised to bring us shorter work days and more time to do what we love.

Now, that’s finally starting to look like a reality. We talk to pioneering digital...

8 tried and tested tips for building digital relationships

8 tried and tested tips for building digital relationships

Anyone running a business knows that customers need to be continually made to feel special but how can accountants afford to...

New instant asset write-off

The instant asset write-off for small business entities is a measure that has been around for a number of years, having been increased and extended by the...

Whatever happened to service integration?

Over the past decade (or more), there’s been a great deal of focus on vertical services integration within accounting and financial services. This has largely been lead by the...

Financial Advisor Automation – How process efficiency can save you money and make compliance easier

Financial planning is a tough industry, and it’s becoming increasingly tougher. Costs and compliance burdens both seem to rise every year.

Manual processes like collecting signatures or populating your System...

Over 30,000 people have invested in crowd sourced funding equity raising

The Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising Scorecard produced by ESS BIZTOOLS as at 31 July 2019 has identified that 31,141 investors have invested an average of $1,207 in the...

How Successful Accountants are Solving the Communication Challenge

How many times a week do you hear the words: ‘I didn’t get your email’? Email was once the most effective way of communicating with clients but now, they...

Automation in (Public) Practice: How to identify and implement automated technology to boost your practice’s productivity.

This year’s Good Bad Ugly technology report revealed a concerning insight – fully utilising existing systems and technology was ranked as the number 1 biggest technology challenge facing accounting...

Is the family office the next growth area for accounting firms?

I attended the AICPA Engage conference in Las Vegas from Monday 10 June to Thursday 13 June. The conference offered hundreds of sessions across technical and non-technical topics and...

5 ways to market your firm on a shoestring

Attracting clients is the bread and butter of any business. Yet, it’s easier said than done – especially when strapped for time and money. We talk to Glenn Redler,...

How Can You Balance Audit Quality and Financial Outcomes?

Audit quality concerns continue to attract headlines around the world despite the ongoing efforts of international review bodies to address issues relating to conflict of interest and lack of...

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