The initial meeting with a potential client is where you want to make the right impact, but it’s also what you do before and after the meeting that can win their business.
CPA Australia’s Asia-Pacific survey of small businesses (those with 20 employees or less) reveals a salient message for Australian practitioners: they need your help.
Having spent many years building up your business, you wouldn’t want to jeopardise your reputation or clients’ financial security by referring them to the wrong financial planner. Luckily, help is at hand.
Auditing your firm’s brand could unlock the business growth you are looking for.
Before organisations wring their hands over the rise of red tape, they should look at the equally rapid rise of regulatory technology. It promises to strip the tedium and costs from compliance and reduce risk across whole economies. Even ASIC is excited at the potential.
Before any work begins, think about a letter of engagement.
Australia’s AUSTRAC is leading a formidable global charge against organised crime, terrorism, money laundering and tax evasion through the newly created Fintel Alliance. Chief executive Paul Jevtovic tells INTHEBLACK about its priorities and how he sees accountants’ role in fighting financial crime.
Improving communications in financial reporting is a key focus of the International Accounting Standards Board’s latest work plan, but the push for clarity has its challenges.
This podcast tackles the question: is data analytics transforming the audit or is just a new means of gathering the same evidence as in the past?