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Better Debtor Management for Accountants

By Dave Birch from feeLink on Nov 10, 2014

Most partners and directors of accounting firms tell me they don’t have a “debtor problem”. This may be correct, but only in part. Almost all accountants’ debtors do pay – eventually.

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Chicken Little is Wrong

By David Smith on Nov 10, 2014

The sky is falling, the sky is falling! So says Chicken Little. For public practitioners the mantra has been for years – compliance will cease to exist, compliance will cease to exist. There’s no money in compliance.

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Risks and Opportunities from digital disruption

By David Smith on Oct 14, 2014

A few weeks ago I spoke at the Chartered Accountants SMSF Conference. At the end of my address I made some comments that accountants need to consider that technology may drive automation to such an extent that accountants may be disintermediated from some services.

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Business Advisory Trends around the Globe

By Mark Holton on Sep 9, 2014

I was recently asked to give my impression of business advisory trends and developments from my recent and past work and travel in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

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How to tap into the growing SMSF market

By Kate Sheringham from Class Super on Aug 8, 2014

The number of self-managed super fund members has topped more than one million, according to the Australian Taxation Office Self Managed Super Fund.

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Want to Go to the Cloud? Try This Quick Quiz

By David Smith on Jun 16, 2014

The profession is bombarded every day with messages that unless you get your practice and your clients to the cloud, the world is going to end for you very soon.

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Services a Holistic Adviser Should Consider

By David Smith on Jun 11, 2014

There is considerable debate in the accounting industry that cloud accounting applications and automatic data…

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Why Value a Business?

By Samantha Dean from MCS Advanced Business Solutions on Apr 14, 2014

Business owners most often request a valuation when a decision is made to sell the business. For most SME owners aside from the family home their business is their most valuable asset. What many don’t realise is that their business may be worth far less than they think.

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Are You a “Today” Accountant?

By David Smith on Apr 4, 2014

There’s been so much written, so many conferences, so many webinars about cloud accounting in the last couple of years that you’d almost think that there’s nothing else important for accountants to think about.

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