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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...

Nov 14, 2016

The Early Stage Innovation Company amendments to the Income Tax Act have instigated the first lot of publicity about a company which was actually going through the verification process.


The company, a Perth company called Epic Delivery, had difficulty in satisfying the Australian Taxation Office that it qualified...

Nov 7, 2016

Accountants, do you really know your clients?  At the ATSA Conference in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago, a number of the presenters referred to the concept of "trusted adviser".  Are you the "trusted adviser" to your clients?  It's an interesting question and I intend to explore that further next week.


For today,...