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Over the next five years, data analytics and AI are expected to have a growing impact on public practices.

How technology for accountants is transforming modern practices

01 Mar 2020 INPRACTICE Technology

Financial abuse is a hidden and subtle form of family violence that often has dire consequences for its victims.

The accountant's role in stamping out financial abuse

01 Feb 2020 Accounting INPRACTICE

Paul Luczak CPA’s decision to launch The Gild Group stems from his two passions – music and numbers. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

Musical numbers: inside The Gild Group's dual passions

01 Feb 2020 INPRACTICE Careers

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In the last five years, Alan FitzGerald has seen a change in the relationship between the accountant and the client because of the technology gap.

Accounting technology: Closing the client gap


The increased cost is leading some CPA Australia members, especially those with limited Australian Financial Services (AFS) licences, to hand back their licences.

Perfect storm: Australia's growing financial advice gap


For an investor, however, gaining status as a sophisticated investor or wholesale client carries new risks as well as benefits.

Sophisticated investors: special treatment trap for accountants and investors


There’s a clear role for accountants around making the right data available on which employers can make informed, independent decisions on MySuper default fund selection, without breaking the law.

Super fund selection: accountants bridge gap between advice and guidance


Over the next five years, data analytics and AI are expected to have a growing impact on public practices.

How technology for accountants is transforming modern practices


Accountants are highly technical and detailed people. However, soft skills such as an ability to communicate and connect with clients may sometimes be lacking.

6 ways accountants can build client relationships and improve communication


Financial abuse is a hidden and subtle form of family violence that often has dire consequences for its victims.

The accountant's role in stamping out financial abuse


Paul Luczak CPA’s decision to launch The Gild Group stems from his two passions – music and numbers. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

Musical numbers: inside The Gild Group's dual passions


The Black Economy Taskforce estimated the black economy could be worth as much as 3 per cent of national GDP, or about A$50 billion a year.

Public swamps ATO tip-off line on black economy behaviour


INTHEBLACK

Best accounting software: measuring the pros and cons of online programs


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: Practical advice and tips for running a practice

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Accountant Brent Szalay FCPA uses the quiet January period to run planning sessions for the year ahead with Seiva’s management team.

Accountants share their 2019 business tips


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The most important step for accounting practitioners is to be able to provide the professional indemnity insurer with a very detailed roadmap of the type of business they operate and its exposure to risk.

Practitioners grapple with skyrocketing PI costs


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When people know their employer values and trusts them, they will put themselves out when the workload is heavy or a colleague needs help.

Come together: staff engagement strategies for smaller accounting firms


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INTHEBLACK

Best accounting software: measuring the pros and cons of online programs


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Michael Kennedy FCPA and Justin Enright FCPA. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

How to get the most out of the mentee-mentor relationship


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'About a third of employees are distracted by financial issues while at  work, with almost half spending three hours a week or more on handling personal financial issues while on the clock.

How financially fit are your firm's employees?


TAKING YOUR SKILLS, AND YOUR PRACTICE, TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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A new model of learning, known as micro-credentialing, has emerged to fulfil the urgent need for upskilling and retraining in the digital economy.

It's a small world: skilling up with micro-credentials


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

How to build lasting relationships with your accounting clients


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It is important to manage client expectations, including the time it will take and the cost to provide considered written advice.

Top answers to common client questions


HOW TO: PRACTICAL OR TECHNICAL TIPS FOR YOUR PRACTICE

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Whaling scams are often hard to detect because the emails usually do not have an attachment or URL link.

6 tips to foil a whaling scam


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TPB has been working closely with the ATO to examine data which shows about 5 per cent of tax practitioners have late lodgments with the ATO.

Late lodgments with the ATO: Time ticks down to pay the piper


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Business owners are spoiled for choice when it comes to online accounting software. Here's a look at the key global and Australian players.

The latest in online accounting software in Australia


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One of the best ways accounting firms can protect their information from cybercrime is with an integrated IT security system.

Proven strategies to protect your accounting firm against cybercrime


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Public practitioners should allow three to five years to “get their house in order” before selling a business.

Getting your public practice ready for succession or sale


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It’s vital that all smaller public practices and many of their SME clients have in place a current incident response plan for data breaches.

Data breach response plans are no longer optional for public practices. Here’s what yours needs.


CASE STORIES: LEARN FROM OTHER PUBLIC PRACTITIONERS

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Accountant Brent Szalay FCPA uses the quiet January period to run planning sessions for the year ahead with Seiva’s management team.

Accountants share their 2019 business tips


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

Building an accounting practice from the ground up


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

Giving back to rural Victoria: Peter Knights FCPA