INPRACTICE

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The sooner an insolvency practitioner is made aware of a client’s financial difficulties, the more options become available to the accountant and client.

Insolvency: How to recognise the signs

01 Dec 2020 INPRACTICE Accounting

Digital transformation: Top tips from finance professionals

01 Sep 2020 Technology INPRACTICE

Because Hot Toast’s business model is centred on offering outsourced CFO services, Sarah Lawrance has been able to develop deeper relationships with her clients.

Thriving accounting practice credits close client relationships

01 Aug 2020 Leadership Strategy

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Kylie Thompson FCPA, who started Sorrento Strategic Accounting in her lounge room in 1998. Photo: Philip Gostelow.

Kylie Thompson FCPA on the business of music


Manish Trivedi (left) and Raj Rana FCPA. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

Raj Rana FCPA on the power of communication


People want flexibility, and they want to be able to work from home where they can.

How to structure and manage flexible teams


The Fothergill family on board their yacht, Torea VI.

Truly remote: How Kris Fothergill FCPA works from his family boat


Peter Brindley CPA, one of the four founders of Sword+Stone Capital Management.

Good energy: Moving to renewable power


Financial counsellors often support clients free-of-charge as they make changes to their living expenses and address debts.

How accountants can work with financial counsellors


Sainyog Prajapati CPA (left) and Andrew Seinor FCPA.

My Client and Me: Building a strong partnership


The sooner an insolvency practitioner is made aware of a client’s financial difficulties, the more options become available to the accountant and client.

Insolvency: How to recognise the signs


Businesses merely amplify the ordinary challenges of relationships, and those issues become more obvious.

Power couples: Top tips on working with your spouse


PwC estimates that Australian workers are underpaid by A$1.35 billion in entitlements each year, and that 13 per cent of the workforce is affected by the underpayments annually.

Staff underpayment: How to get payroll right


In an increasingly cluttered, highly competitive market, having a point of difference and a brand that is known to specialise in a certain industry is important.

Will specialisation ensure your business's success?


Digital transformation: Top tips from finance professionals


An area of significant concern for small business owners is the uncertainty of future consumer behaviour following the easing of restrictions, and how quickly and confidently consumers start returning to previous spending habits.

The role of accountants in providing loan advice to SMEs


The need for reliable information has increased and it is up to finance professionals to ensure that not only are statutory obligations met but also that maximum transparency is provided.

Roadmap for annual reporting in the COVID-19 era


COVID-related scenarios can rapidly change, so organisations need to ensure their plan is relevant and addresses all factors.

Untangling COVID-19 workplace requirements


Because Hot Toast’s business model is centred on offering outsourced CFO services, Sarah Lawrance has been able to develop deeper relationships with her clients.

Thriving accounting practice credits close client relationships


As tax agents have begun meeting with their clients, many are checking income received from the stimulus measures as part of income tax return discussions.

Tax time 2020: Economic stimulus and tax whistleblowers


In the last five years, Alan FitzGerald has seen a change in the relationship between the accountant and the client because of the technology gap.

Accounting technology: Closing the client gap


The increased cost is leading some CPA Australia members, especially those with limited Australian Financial Services (AFS) licences, to hand back their licences.

Perfect storm: Australia's growing financial advice gap


For an investor, however, gaining status as a sophisticated investor or wholesale client carries new risks as well as benefits.

Sophisticated investors: special treatment trap for accountants and investors


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: Practical advice and tips for running a practice

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Businesses merely amplify the ordinary challenges of relationships, and those issues become more obvious.

Power couples: Top tips on working with your spouse


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In an increasingly cluttered, highly competitive market, having a point of difference and a brand that is known to specialise in a certain industry is important.

Will specialisation ensure your business's success?


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The need for reliable information has increased and it is up to finance professionals to ensure that not only are statutory obligations met but also that maximum transparency is provided.

Roadmap for annual reporting in the COVID-19 era


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COVID-related scenarios can rapidly change, so organisations need to ensure their plan is relevant and addresses all factors.

Untangling COVID-19 workplace requirements


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As tax agents have begun meeting with their clients, many are checking income received from the stimulus measures as part of income tax return discussions.

Tax time 2020: Economic stimulus and tax whistleblowers


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There’s a clear role for accountants around making the right data available on which employers can make informed, independent decisions on MySuper default fund selection, without breaking the law.

Super fund selection: accountants bridge gap between advice and guidance


TAKING YOUR SKILLS, AND YOUR PRACTICE, TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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Many companies are moving away from performance review dependency to an informal check-in culture, which boosts performance by more than 60 per cent.

Checking in: The power of constructive feedback


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Decades of research have consistently shown that brainstorming groups think of far fewer ideas than the same number of people who work alone and later pool their ideas.

Is there a better way to brainstorm?


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One of the biggest challenges any mentor-mentee relationship faces is allocating time to step away from day-to-day work and focus on the bigger picture.

How to make mentoring successful


HOW TO: PRACTICAL OR TECHNICAL TIPS FOR YOUR PRACTICE

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The sooner an insolvency practitioner is made aware of a client’s financial difficulties, the more options become available to the accountant and client.

Insolvency: How to recognise the signs


READ MORE
An area of significant concern for small business owners is the uncertainty of future consumer behaviour following the easing of restrictions, and how quickly and confidently consumers start returning to previous spending habits.

The role of accountants in providing loan advice to SMEs


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Over the next five years, data analytics and AI are expected to have a growing impact on public practices.

How technology for accountants is transforming modern practices


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Financial counsellors often support clients free-of-charge as they make changes to their living expenses and address debts.

How accountants can work with financial counsellors


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What you need to know before upgrading to the new generation of laptops that support the remote working revolution.

How to pick a business laptop for your accounting firm


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Digital transformation: Top tips from finance professionals


CASE STORIES: LEARN FROM OTHER PUBLIC PRACTITIONERS

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Sainyog Prajapati CPA (left) and Andrew Seinor FCPA.

My Client and Me: Building a strong partnership


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Because Hot Toast’s business model is centred on offering outsourced CFO services, Sarah Lawrance has been able to develop deeper relationships with her clients.

Thriving accounting practice credits close client relationships


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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