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

06 Jan 2020 Accounting INPRACTICE

The challenges in the audit of less complex entities

20 Dec 2019 Accounting Auditing

While insolvency might be the ultimate solution for a failing company, expert advice can help a business recover from insolvency, keep trading and save jobs.

The dangers of trading while insolvent

06 Dec 2019 Accounting INPRACTICE

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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


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


The challenges in the audit of less complex entities


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10 inspiring accountants who volunteer


While insolvency might be the ultimate solution for a failing company, expert advice can help a business recover from insolvency, keep trading and save jobs.

The dangers of trading while insolvent


According to figures provided by the AAT, last year about 30 per cent of people who took a tax dispute to the Tribunal were represented by their accountant/tax agent.

AAT a potential minefield for tax disputes


Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan.

ATO Commissioner Jordan on incorrect tax claims on rental income


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

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


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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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?


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: TAKING YOUR SKILLS, OR YOUR PRACTICE, TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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Practices offering virtual CFO services tend to develop closer relationships with clients.

The rise and rise of the virtual CFO


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What sets franchises apart from other SMEs is the legal relationship between franchisee and franchisor.

Servicing franchises is a savvy business opportunity for accountants


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To remain relevant, accountants will need to focus on becoming 'strategists with a future perspective'

Soft skills or technical skills? How accountants stay relevant in a changing world.


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