The ATO is proactively working to help practitioners with smaller clients resolve some of the unique challenges they face with single touch payroll (STP) reporting.
Would a shorter annual report be more useful for shareholders and stakeholders?
Plans to introduce a three-year audit cycle for compliant self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) will fail to reduce compliance costs for trustees and instead could force some auditors out of the market, accounting professionals warn.
Presentations, whether to board members, colleagues, stakeholders or investors, are now a crucial skill, and it is no longer enough to illustrate your message with static PowerPoint lists of dot points. This is where graphics come in.
When you hear the terms “start-up” or “entrepreneur” do you think, “That’s not me”? If you’re launching your own public practice, you’re an entrepreneur! Setting up a practice takes planning, commitment and know-how – but also a solid dose of entrepreneurial spirit, as Saurav Wadhwa CPA learned.
A new section in the Code of Ethics for accountants provides a guide on what to do if they come across a client’s non-compliance with laws and regulations (NOCLAR). Ahead of his appearance at WCOA 2018, Dr Stavros Thomadakis talks about how accountants can strike the right balance if they discover their client is acting illegally or against the public interest.
When the business environment is shifting constantly, how do business owners and their accountants apply structure to forward planning so they can adequately plan, budget and forecast?
Financial misconduct has been widely exposed after a series of bombshells, causing many to question the ethics of big institutions. Can IR (integrated reporting) restore trust?
Building a great team doesn’t happen overnight. Even successful teams can strike obstacles and a new employee can find it confronting to join a high-performing team, for fear they will not be accepted. Here’s what you can do to build a great team.
Far from being a destructive force in the workplace, research shows that complaining at work can help break down silos and strengthen teams.
Leaders such as Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and former Australian Test cricket captain Steve Smith have all been saying the same thing lately: "I'm sorry." What makes a good apology, and how can you tell whether the mea culpa is sincere?
As workers over the age of 50 are being professionally put out to pasture, employers and the government must act to dispel the hurtful stereotypes and age discrimination that are keeping the "grey army" out of work.
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