Accounting

For NFP entities with June year-ends, the new requirements and temporary exemption for peppercorn leases will first apply for the year to 30 June 2020.

Peppercorn leases: the lowdown on AASB 16 and AASB 1058


With a large number of accounting firms already contending with increased registration, compliance and operational costs, the prospect of even further increases in running expenses could force some practices out of the market or into mergers.

The rising cost of running an accounting practice


The compensation scheme, intended to assist consumers who suffer loss from financial services entities, is yet to be established – is it a good idea?

Does the finance industry need a compensation scheme of last resort?


Single Touch Payroll is a great opportunity for streamlining payroll and reporting processes.

STP: pay day's digital revolution


Forensic accountants assist in investigations across numerous cases, including money laundering, proceeds of crime, fraud and  embezzlement. Illustration: Michael Killalea.

True detective: your career in forensic accounting


The new whistleblowing legislation provides for practitioners and others to remain anonymous when reporting alleged misconduct.

Protections for whistleblowing set to be strengthened: what this means for accountants


Public organisations like ASIC have another even greater incentive to cut the cost of financial information – it often becomes more valuable when it becomes free or very cheap.

Are the days of ASIC search fees numbered?


Many companies continue to be challenged by factors such as human error in inputting data, the growing volume of data sources, and the use of outdated computer systems.

Good data, bad decisions: the limits of accounting data


"Volunteering enables you to get a different point of view from normal travelling and to mix with people you wouldn’t normally meet." Melva Macaulay ASA

AfID: taking accounting skills and putting them to volunteer use


To influence outcomes, CPAs need to position themselves as consultants.

How to build lasting relationships with your accounting clients


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