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Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips is an Asia-based writer and former editor of both Marketing and Franchising magazines in Australia.

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Finding your niche is important, and so is always being yourself when starting a new accounting practice.

My first year in practice: three CPAs recall starting their accounting practices

Podcasts can allow an accounting firm to showcase its expertise.

Should your accounting firm have a podcast?

A lot of practitioners would favour the internal succession route, but you have to get the right person.

Succession planning for accounting firms: Is internal succession the best option?

For practitioners, justifying the reasons for a fee rise is paramount because if you can’t, some clients will jump straight to competitors.

How to communicate a fee increase (without losing clients)

How do you ensure that your public sector organisation's financial management measures up against international best practice?

How to achieve best practice financial management

Asking your boss for career development such as company-paid training could be as simple as inviting him or her for an informal talk over a cup of coffee.

How to have a career development talk with your boss

Networking opportunities can benefit your practice, your career and you personally.

Why you should make time for professional development

To minimise risk, it is imperative that practitioners provide advice only in the areas of their professional expertise and for which they are licensed.

4 client questions accountants should handle with extreme care

There are many strategies managers can use to support collaboration, but first they need to identify what they mean by it.

6 standout solutions for strategic managers

Research suggests that on average, 95 per cent of a company’s employees are unaware of, or do not understand, its strategy

How to be a more strategic manager