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Dec 19, 2016

What would you learn from 8 hours with a group of company directors?  I had that privilege a couple of weeks ago in a programme sponsored by the Entrepreneurs Programme, part of AusIndustry.  The brief was to meet for 8 hours with a group of company directors and discuss with them the issues that they were confronting...

Dec 13, 2016

Hello, I'm Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Accountants Minute.


What services are you going to provide in 2017 which create a WOW factor? 


Last week we talked about Chief Financial Officer services, Debtors' Management, Personal Property Securities Register Due Diligence (a major risk...

Dec 5, 2016

As we get near the end of another calendar year it's an appropriate time for accountants to be asking yourselves what services will your clients want in 2017? 


There has been a lot of debate over the last few months about tax returns and how much reliance clients are placing on accountants to prepare tax returns, but...

Nov 28, 2016

Accountants, small/medium enterprises need your assistance with risk management.


In big business, public companies the CEO traditionally turns to their Chief Financial Officer or company secretary for advice on risk areas within the business.


One of the biggest risk areas is Debtors.  Debtors are a major risk for...

Nov 21, 2016

Risk management is an accepted subject for accountants to enquire about with your clients relative to covers, policies that have been enacted etc.  This can cover items such as:

  • insurance,
  • business risks;
  • looking at commercial compliance
  • legal
  • environmental
  • corporate governance

and at least another half a dozen risks...