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Apr 28, 2016

The duties of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) have been fairly well defined in public companies.  I undertook a review of advertisements for CFOs in public companies and identified some of the key aspects of the requirements to perform those duties.  I also was a CFO in a public company some years ago.


Many of the...

Apr 20, 2016

The Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) and the associated Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) have a very wide influence on business operations in Australia.  Unfortunately, a large number of small/medium enterprise operators appear to not have any direct working knowledge as to how this...

Apr 13, 2016

The Federal Government has finalised the legislation for the two new company-type entities that will operate from 1st July 2016.  The legislation for both new company entities is currently in the Senate.

The new entities are:

  • Crowd-sourced Funding Companies
  • Early Stage Innovation Companies (ESIC)

I believe that there...

Apr 12, 2016

Some accountants have contacted me and indicated that they’re a little bit worried about being challenged on their skills to offer business advisory services.


My response to that: if you’ve undertaken the ESS BIZTOOLS’ preparation package, you don’t need to worry.  You need to be positive.


All accountants...