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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


Recent court cases are a stark warning to SMSF auditors, after a court found a second auditor responsible for a lion's share of SMSFs losses.

SMSF auditors under renewed scrutiny


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

Accountants share their 2019 business tips


Droughts in Australia have plunged numerous farming families into financial crisis, prompting their accountants to help them navigate myriad drought assistance packages.

The big dry: How accountants are helping drought-stricken clients


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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


9 brilliant business ideas for 2019


Recent court cases are a stark warning to SMSF auditors, after a court found a second auditor responsible for a lion's share of SMSFs losses.

SMSF auditors under renewed scrutiny


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

The rise and rise of the virtual CFO


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

Servicing franchises is a savvy business opportunity for accountants


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

Accountants share their 2019 business tips


Droughts in Australia have plunged numerous farming families into financial crisis, prompting their accountants to help them navigate myriad drought assistance packages.

The big dry: How accountants are helping drought-stricken clients


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


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


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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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. That's where a marketing plan can help your accounting firm grow.

5 hot marketing tips for your accounting firm


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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?