INPRACTICE

For accountants in public practice

INPRACTICE

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


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


The key is in knowing the client, getting back to basics and asking lots of questions.

Beware bad clients


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

Understanding reasonable care


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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


The key is in knowing the client, getting back to basics and asking lots of questions.

Beware bad clients


eBook: Which accounting software is right for your business?


Lisa Pagotto of Crooked Compass on Lion's Head in Cape Town, South Africa.

Small business profits from new consumers


Volunteer work can bring enormous rewards for both accountants and the charities they take their skills to.

Accountants go the extra mile for a good cause


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

Understanding reasonable care


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?


Succession planning may not be something anyone likes to think about but there are good reasons to do so. There will inevitably be a time when you need to leave your accounting practice.

Accounting practice succession: planning sows the seeds for a successful transition


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


The benefits to the Australian economy in the long run are likely to far outweigh the loss of income currently generated by ASIC from charging for financial reporting data.

Why ASIC needs to make financial reporting data free


The new rules for financial advice that professional accountants need to know


There are two schools of thought on the insolvency safe harbour reforms.

The latest on insolvency safe harbour reforms


Cybercriminals have become more sinister and difficult to spot in recent years as scammers shift their attention from individuals to businesses.

Cybercriminals up the ante on data theft


Accountants need to understand their own value and be confident in articulating it.

Is it time for accountants to scrap billable hours?


With the aim of increased taxpayer communication, the ATO has been issuing practical compliance guides in recent years.

ATO alerts vs rulings: is there a change in direction?


Cloud technology is not all plain sailing. What are five challenges to consider?

5 challenges to cloud computing success


Prolonged stress can lead to anxiety, burnout and depression. The key is to act early rather than try to push through it.

Taxing times: How to manage stress during the busy season


Millennial business leaders readily accept working with virtual firms and use their mobile device for accounting.

Millennial businesses seek strategic advice from their accountants


ASIC is taking a closer look at investment deals that circumvent the sophisticated investor test.

ASIC warns accountants


Help your firm stand out from the crowd with the help of emotional intelligence.

Accounting for EQ: Why emotional intelligence matters for accountants


HOW TO

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

Understanding reasonable care


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Prolonged stress can lead to anxiety, burnout and depression. The key is to act early rather than try to push through it.

Taxing times: How to manage stress during the busy season


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ATO outage? Stay productive with these 9 tips.

9 ways to keep productive during an ATO systems outage


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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


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Apple prides itself on giving customers a satisfying experience when they enter one of its stores.

How to create an Apple-grade customer experience


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The more things that accounting software can connect to, the more valuable it will be.

Cloud accounting: what you need to consider


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

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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?