Accounting

The ATO is working on solutions to help smaller employers meet their STP obligations next year.

ATO seeks to streamline STP for small entities


While some annual reports may be shorter they aren’t any easier to understand.

The annual report: is shorter better?


Changes to money laundering laws aim to help New Zealand live up to its reputation as one of the world’s least corrupt countries and one of the safest places in which to conduct business.

Crackdown on money laundering: New Zealand cleans up its dirty money


There is a greater onus on auditors because they are there to check the figures and protect the SMSF’s trustee and members from abuse.

Auditor responsible for SMSF’s losses, NSW Court of Appeal finds


Although it’s commonly regarded as a single technology, there are different types of blockchain: public and private.

What’s the difference between a private and public blockchain?


As the ATO continues to refine its data analysis systems, tax audit protection is set to become increasingly useful.

So, you’ve been targeted by the ATO for a tax audit


'My team was charged with finding out where the Taliban got its money from and how much.' US Navy Lieutenant Bill Conway, who used his accounting acumen to fight terrorism. Photography: Chris Strong.

From accounting to bringing down the Taliban


Before you can start properly building up a public practice, it’s essential to have strong foundations.

Building a public practice from the ground up


How can accountants strike the right balance if they discover their client is acting illegally or against the public interest.

NOCLAR: balancing the needs of clients with the greater good


Planning is your friend in a chaotic commercial environment, it helps you to understand where the organisation is heading.

How to plan, budget and forecast when the only constant is change


Many firms do not regularly reach out to their clients to get insights that will help deliver greater value.

Use data analytics to deliver distinctive experiences to your accounting clients


Engendering trust among stakeholders – internal and external – is the key challenge for boards around the world. Can IR help?

Rebuilding trust through integrated reporting


Playing a pivotal role in their clients’ professional lives allows accounting firms to move away from simply crunching numbers and transition to a business advisory role.

4 strategies to help your accounting clients grow their business


Peter Knights is a pivotal part of the St Arnaud sporting community.

Giving back to rural Victoria: Peter Knights FCPA


AASB proposes to end SPFR in Australia, which would be a seismic change to financial reporting with far-reaching implications.

Special purpose financial reporting: its days may be numbered


A random sample of 858 tax returns found an error rate of 72 per cent, with agent-prepared returns with an error rate of 78 per cent.

Work-related expense claims the main culprit as tax gap puts focus on tax agents


If you provide a good experience for the expense process, you will get better buy-in across the company.

Why expense management software delivers better compliance


The role of management accountant is much more interesting than it used to be, and one which is also creating more opportunities.

Harnessing data analysis to shape stories: the rise and rise of the management accountant


Are the risks too great to accept payments in cryptocurrencies?

Should your business accept bitcoin payment?


Small-to-medium businesses (SMEs) don't need a lesson in the importance of cashflow

Protect your small business cash flow by getting debtors to pay up


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