Accounting

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While debt funding is the traditional go-to for established businesses, many advisors may be less aware of alternative capital options for fast-growing emerging businesses.

How to talk to clients about business growth financing


CPA Australia has advised the committee that members are very unsupportive of any changes to the imputation credit system that would reduce investor returns.

Concern heats up over franking credits changes


Bernard Poon FCPA has finished 13 ironman competitions since 1999.

From EY career to accounting ironman


Accountants do not currently provide designated services specified under the AML/CTF Act and their responsibilities in this area are essentially ethical, and not regulatory.

Accountants must prepare early for AML compliance


The risk management plan Ron Flood CPA devised years earlier provided business continuity while he underwent cancer treatment.

When illness strikes: How a risk management plan for your accounting practice pays off


How technology and data are transforming accounting and audit


For businesses and their accountants, payroll tax can be complicated and full of grey areas.

What your clients need to know about payroll tax and STP


Foreign bribery is inherently difficult to detect and enforce. The OECD says it takes on average 7.3 years to bring a foreign bribery matter to conclusion.

Anti-corruption update: what it means for accounting


Study findings indicate that even in ideal circumstances disclosure does not ensure consumers make better decisions.

Insurance policies and other financial documents: Why consumers don't read the fine print


'David Mazzone FCPA brings problem-solving skills and a keen sense of justice to his role as COO of the Legal Services Commission of South Australia. Photographer: Lightly Salted.

AI dispute resolution: is a robot coming for your divorce?


Many small business owners and their accountants don't yet have a clear understanding of fintech. Illustrations: Michael Killalea

How should accountants talk to clients about fintechs?


'Hong Kong's fintech initiatives have overtaken Singapore but are still no match for mainland China.

Government support spurs fintech optimism in Hong Kong


Accounting practices should be alert to a growing number of pseudo tax audit protection services being offered that, on the surface, may seem like a cost-effective solution, but underneath effectively involve practices paying for a service with no insurance backing.

Accountants beware of junk insurance for tax audits


A plan to limit deductions for tax advice to A$3000 a year is running into some opposition.

Tax advice cap: limiting deductibility when taxpayers most need it


Before taking steps to fix audit quality, it needs to be reliably and consistently measured, in a comparable manner.

Audit quality: is it time for a different approach?


A robot is demonstrated during the Japan Robot Week 2018. Data analytics and technologies such as the cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) are creating new or improved roles.

Technology, talent lead 2019 trends for accountants in the Asia-Pacific


Slavery and bribery are likely to be top of the agenda for financial regulators in 2019. Here's a look at the landscape for regulations in the Asia-Pacific.

The regulations you face in 2019: Asia-Pacific snapshot


Professional scepticism is defined in Australian auditing standards as “an attitude that includes a questioning mind, being alert to conditions which may indicate possible misstatement due to error or fraud, and a critical assessment of audit evidence”.

Why professional scepticism is a crucial weapon in an auditor's armoury


Joyce Routledge (left) and Cherie Bush (right) from iBase, which offers a different approach to Indigenous accounting.

A new way forward for Indigenous accounting


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