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It is fairly clear from the Fair Work Ombudsman's words and actions that we are in a new era of accountability.

What Fair Work breaches mean for accountants’ professional insurance


The changes aim to protect whistleblowers who often expose themselves to significant personal and financial risk.

Accountants reporting tax issues may be protected under whistleblower laws


Australia does have one of the more punitive bankruptcy regimes in the world, but it’s not the most punitive.

Australia’s bankruptcy laws are about to change. Here’s what that means.


Networking opportunities can benefit your practice, your career and you personally.

Why you should make time for professional development


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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


Critics say the gig economy is creating a new working poor of exploited employees.

The dark side of the gig economy: warning flags for accountants and finance professionals


The changes aim to protect whistleblowers who often expose themselves to significant personal and financial risk.

Accountants reporting tax issues may be protected under whistleblower laws


Australia does have one of the more punitive bankruptcy regimes in the world, but it’s not the most punitive.

Australia’s bankruptcy laws are about to change. Here’s what that means.


The ATO plans to issue new guidance on Everett Assignments, a form of income splitting, by June 2018.

Tax office takes on professionals over income splitting


It is fairly clear from the Fair Work Ombudsman's words and actions that we are in a new era of accountability.

What Fair Work breaches mean for accountants’ professional insurance


Networking opportunities can benefit your practice, your career and you personally.

Why you should make time for professional development


An increasingly litigious and complex environment is driving the need for accountants and lawyers to work more closely together.

How lawyers and accountants can work together for the good of their clients


New requirements in the Code of Ethics for professional accountants ensures practitioners respond in a timely way.

Why you can’t turn a blind eye to non-compliance by a client


Applying IFRS 16 will see profits affected by the financing effect, even if the underlying results stay the same.

The bottom line on leasing under IFRS 16


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The rewards for cybercriminals from gaining access to client records can be substantial, and no accounting practice is too small.

Why even small practices are cybercrime targets


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Getting the price right: the risk of underpricing is long hours for meagre earnings.

Price perfect: How to avoid being overworked and underpaid


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An agreement between an accountancy practice and financial planner is a relationship like any other, so regular communication is vital.

5 tips for referring clients to a financial planner


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A licensed accountant should keep good records of the discussions they have with clients when providing SMSF services.

ASIC: How to help your clients set up an SMSF


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Don't slip up, learn how to ensure your client information is correct.

Understanding reasonable care


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It is imperative that as professional advisers we seek to verify what we know and what we are told by clients.

Get client documentation right and avoid tax disputes


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?