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ATSA – the end of an era

By David Smith from Smithink on Nov 13, 2017

As you may be aware, following the completion of ATSA 2017 we sold the event...

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The crooks are getting smarter

By David Smith from Smithink on Oct 7, 2017

With every technology change, the criminal element comes running in working out ways to exploit...

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You need to learn about automation

By David Smith from Smithink on Sep 28, 2017

Automation of accounting is a constant discussion. All sort of predictions are being made, all...

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Is that a brain or just a pile of junk? (Part 2)

By David Smith from Smithink on Sep 8, 2017

In part 1 of this series, I outlined some thoughts in relation to machine learning...

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Is that a brain or just a pile of junk? (Part 1)

By David Smith from Smithink on Aug 4, 2017

There seems to be unrelenting discussion about the machines taking over. The accounting profession seems...

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New Payments Platform – another cog in the automation wheel

By David Smith from Smithink on Jul 18, 2017

Are you aware of the New Payments Platform (NPP) (www.nppa.com.au) being developed by the RBA...

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Sharing – the lost opportunity

By David Smith from Smithink on Jul 5, 2017

As many readers would be aware, for many years, I have conducted reviews of practices....

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Business Advisory Trends around the Globe

By Mark Holton from Smithink on Jun 8, 2017

I was recently asked to give my impression of business advisory trends and developments from...

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The struggle for accountability

By David Smith from Smithink on May 8, 2017

As I have conversations with and work with firms, a constant theme is frustration with...

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Estate planning: a unique opportunity

By Mark Holton from Smithink on Apr 7, 2017

Wikipedia defines estate planning as the process of anticipating and arranging, during a person’s life,...

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The Top 5 Strategies for Accounting Practice Leadership – Part One

By Mark Holton from Smithink on Mar 20, 2017

One of the most important qualities of a great leader of an accounting practice is...

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The Accountants Ten Steps to Better Customer Service

By Mark Holton from Smithink on Mar 10, 2017

I was recently asked “what are the key things you see in successful accounting firms...

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