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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


Conducting a quality SMSF audit demands sufficient time, resources and access to relevant expertise.

Your essential SMSF auditor checklist


The bright-line test is a clearly defined rule that leaves little or no room for varying interpretations.

Understanding the bright-line test


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

ATO seeks to streamline STP for small entities


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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.


Conducting a quality SMSF audit demands sufficient time, resources and access to relevant expertise.

Your essential SMSF auditor checklist


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

我们该如何利用数据分析为客户带来最独特的体验?


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

ATO seeks to streamline STP for small entities


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


Around 90 per cent of financial advice on setting up an SMSF does not comply with relevant laws.

ASIC study shows up shaky SMSF advice


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


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


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


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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


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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


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The jobs market has changed. These days many applicants are seeking out accounting roles that, beyond just a competitive salary, are in accounting practices that offer them a range of other benefits.

How to employ the right staff for your accounting practice


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The way a firm is structured makes a difference when it wants to bring in new people, retain them or plan for succession.

Alternative ways to structure your accounting practice


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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)


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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


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

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It’s critical to know what you stand for in a crowded environment.

5 hot marketing tips for 2018


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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


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The key is in knowing the client, getting back to basics and asking lots of questions.

Beware bad clients


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It's 20 times easier to get new business from existing clients than to bring in new clients, are you making the most of clients?

Existing clients: is your accounting firm making the most of them?


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Accountants may find it difficult to say no to an executorship. But it's possible to decline and still maintain a good relationship with your client.

Say no to being an executor and still keep the client


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The Fair Work Ombudsman has successfully taken legal action against a professional services firm for being an accessory to a contravention by a client.

Landmark decision holds accountancy firm liable for client's underpayments


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Managers in many types of organisations have a tendency to want to do everything themselves

Stop writing lists and become more productive


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The option to conduct a review instead of an audit, even if allowed under relevant legislation, depends on the entity’s constitution.

Review or audit? Help your clients understand the difference.


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A USP can help your practice stand out from the crowd

Does your business have a USP?