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Public organisations like ASIC have another even greater incentive to cut the cost of financial information – it often becomes more valuable when it becomes free or very cheap.

Are the days of ASIC search fees numbered?


9 tips to grow your accounting firm


Finding your niche is important, and so is always being yourself when starting a new accounting practice.

My first year in practice: three CPAs recall starting their accounting practices


When you go into business you should always start with the end in mind, but most people don’t do that.

How to plan a successful exit strategy for your accounting practice


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The new whistleblowing legislation provides for practitioners and others to remain anonymous when reporting alleged misconduct.

Protections for whistleblowing set to be strengthened: what this means for accountants


To influence outcomes, CPAs need to position themselves as consultants.

How to build lasting relationships with your accounting clients


9 tips to grow your accounting firm


One advantage of mergers is the ability for team members to develop their career paths into specialisations.

Accounting firm mergers: what’s behind the urge to merge?


Practitioners filing in tax returns containing deliberately false claims from clients risk harsh penalties.

More tax agents risking sanctions on reasonable care


Finding your niche is important, and so is always being yourself when starting a new accounting practice.

My first year in practice: three CPAs recall starting their accounting practices


Pauline Pickering FCPA, who runs a regional accounting firm with her brother, Peter Driver FCPA, shown here with her client Ann Boyle from Mount Colliery Station.

Back to the country: rise of the regional accounting firm


When you go into business you should always start with the end in mind, but most people don’t do that.

How to plan a successful exit strategy for your accounting practice


The same tactics used by unethical companies to exploit data can actually be used for good purposes.

Data analytics and your accounting practice: risks and rewards


While debt funding is the traditional go-to for established businesses, many advisors may be less aware of alternative capital options for fast-growing emerging businesses.

How to talk to clients about business growth financing


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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Data analytics is unlocking new assurance opportunities for auditors who can show a deeper understanding and different view of clients’ businesses.

Audit and the machine: how client demand is changing audit and assurance


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Podcasts can allow an accounting firm to showcase its expertise.

Should your accounting firm have a podcast?


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There is an ever-growing band of accountants who is advising and/or investing in start-up or early-stage businesses that may have a great business idea, but little or no financial smarts.

How accounting firms are connecting with start-ups


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