ASIC expectation gap on new revenue requirements in AASB 15

Not-for-profit managers need to start preparing for new standards that will take effect in January 2019.

Time ticks down for not-for-profits as new accounting standards come into effect

There are big opportunities for candidates who are well qualified in understanding data and understanding how it works for a business partner.

The accounting skills most in demand

The mutual recognition agreement unlocks huge opportunities for CPAs on both sides of the Pacific.

Passport to a global accounting career

Small business owners often turn to their accountant for advice not just on finance, but on wider questions around the law, human resources and competition.

The top 3 legal issues facing small business – and how accountants can help

Blockchain is to financial transactions what the internet is to email – a platform that allows for so much more.


This year the ATO has already contacted one million taxpayers to address non-compliance surrounding work-related expenses.

Tax office cracks down on work-related expense claims

Kylie Thompson FCPA loves what she does and so do her musician clients.

Digital disruption in music and the arts: how this accountant helps clients

How does blockchain work?


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)

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are the latest in a long line of weapons that fraudsters are using to prey on the vulnerable.

Beware of bitcoin fake tax debts scam

Informed consent also requires accountants to give their clients sufficient time to form an opinion about the information and any proposed transaction.

FASEA draft code of ethics puts informed consent back on the radar


Financial planning reforms impact practice staffing

Here are five key areas to look at to ensure you’re meeting your compliance obligations.

Testing accountants' compliance with licensing requirements: 5 key areas

Image: Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial, reference no. 050124.

Accountants who made their mark on military history

Practitioners need to stay on top of any tax changes in order to correctly advise their clients.

The top 8 issues facing accounting practices today

Critics say the gig economy is creating a new working poor of exploited employees.

The dark side of the gig economy: warning flags for accountants and finance professionals

The changes aim to protect whistleblowers who often expose themselves to significant personal and financial risk.

Accountants reporting tax issues may be protected under whistleblower laws

Australia does have one of the more punitive bankruptcy regimes in the world, but it’s not the most punitive.

Australia’s bankruptcy laws are about to change. Here’s what that means.

The ATO plans to issue new guidance on Everett Assignments, a form of income splitting, by June 2018.

Tax office takes on professionals over income splitting

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