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Accountants Daily Insider is your weekly analysis of the biggest themes shaping the Australian accounting landscape. Join Katarina Taurian and Terry Braithwaite as they dive into the latest headline and developments in the industry. Get in touch with us on Twitter via @AcctsDaily and join conversations with your peers on accountantsdaily.com.au

Accountants Daily Insider is your weekly analysis of the biggest themes shaping the Australian accounting landscape. Join Katarina Taurian and Terry Braithwaite as they dive into the latest headline and developments in the industry. Get in touch with us on Twitter via @AcctsDaily and join conversations with your peers on accountantsdaily.com.au
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Accountants Daily Insider is your weekly analysis of the biggest themes shaping the Australian accounting landscape. Join Katarina Taurian and Terry Braithwaite as they dive into the latest headline and developments in the industry. Get in touch with us on Twitter via @AcctsDaily and join conversations with your peers on accountantsdaily.com.au

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ATO digs deep on business visits, cash payments

11/21/2019
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With the ATO now visiting about 10,000 Australian companies every year, should business owners have anything to fear? ATO assistant commissioner Peter Holt speaks straight from the source. Mr Holt joins host Adam Zuchetti in this episode of Accountants Daily Insider to share insights from the business visits program, dispel misconceptions around what employers can expect, and discuss the current trends in business compliance. Tune in as Mr Holt reveals why the ATO is making such a big deal...

Duration:00:36:19

Future-proofing your practice with CFO services

11/14/2019
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According to Hot Toast founder and director Sarah Lawrance, CFO services are an essential offering of any forward-thinking firm. In this episode of Accountants Daily Insider, she joins host Sarah Kendell to discuss why accounting practices should incorporate CFO services, suggest ways of implementing them into an established firm, and detail how her company prices these capabilities.

Duration:00:14:01

Are small businesses using the ATO as a bank?

11/7/2019
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Recent figures show that over 800,000 small businesses are currently on payment plans with the ATO to help them to pay off their tax debt in instalments. On this episode of Accountants Daily Insider, host Sarah Kendell is joined by My Business editor Adam Zuchetti to delve into the reasons why this statistic is so high, whether pervasive fears of the ATO from small businesses are justified, and how accountants and regulators can help support SME cash flow to create better outcomes.

Duration:00:12:59

Harnessing software for building relationships

11/1/2019
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On this episode of Accountants Daily Insider, host Sarah Kendell and Gary Weisz, director of strategic accounts and alliances for accountants at Sage, discuss how the implementation of customisable software can assist firms in bettering relationships with new and existing clients and improve efficiency, communication and collaboration. Mr Weisz also recommends ways that accounting firms can overcome resistance to technology, stemming both from clients and from within their businesses.

Duration:00:20:48

The push towards paperless accounting

10/24/2019
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With the introduction of digital requirements such as Single Touch Payroll, accounting practices are being encouraged to embrace the paperless movement. However, not all firms are enthusiastic about the inevitable switch to digital. In this episode of Accountants Daily Insider, the strategic partnerships manager of Receipt Bank, Christopher McColm, shares his insights with host Sarah Kendell about how accounting firms can change their attitudes towards going paperless, talks about the...

Duration:00:21:57

Unpacking the rising regulatory burden facing accountants

10/17/2019
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CPA head of public practice Keddie Waller joins us on this week's episode of Accountants Daily Insider, speaking with host Sarah Kendell on the rising costs and regulatory burden for accountants providing holistic advice. Ms Kendell talks about the complex regulatory regime that currently exists, why the accountants' exemption is not the answer, and some recommendations to ease the burden on accountants.

Duration:00:20:24

The SG amnesty is back and here’s why every business should take note

10/3/2019
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BDO partner Ben Renshaw joins host Sarah Kendell on this episode of Accountants Daily Insider to discuss the resurrection of the SG amnesty bill. Mr Renshaw details key dates to take note of, explains why even businesses with the best intentions might make mistakes, and explores how the introduction of single touch payroll will give the ATO greater visibility over non-compliance than ever before.

Duration:00:23:28

How the Inspector-General of Taxation can help you

9/27/2019
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On this week's episode of Accountants Daily Insider, Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman Karen Payne joins host Sarah Kendell to talk all things about her agency and unpack the IGT's corporate plan for the next four years. Ms Payne explains how her office can assist tax practitioners and clients with various issues, shares what compliant trends she is noticing at the moment, and explores some possible reviews in the pipeline.

Duration:00:20:45

Challenges facing SMSFs

9/19/2019
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On this week's episode of Accountants Daily Insider, host Katarina Taurian is joined by the deputy editor of SMSF Adviser Sarah Kendall to discuss the current issues and challenges the SMSF space is faced with. Sarah and Katarina discuss the ATO's decision to look into diversification for SMSF's, the discussion around physical signatures versus electronic for documentation and the importance of broader estate planning.

Duration:00:15:43

Why accountants must trust the signs this R U OK? Day

9/12/2019
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On this special episode of Accountants Daily insider, R U OK? non-executive director Graeme Cowan explains what it means to identify, trust and act on the signs and symptoms of ill-health in the workplace - not just today, but every day.

Duration:00:27:52

Unpacking the new Business Funding Guide

9/6/2019
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This week's episode of Accountants Daily Insider sees host Katarina Taurian joined by Scottish Pacific chief executive Peter Langham, and Cohen & Krass director Tony Cohen to discuss why the new Business Funding Guide is useful for the accounting profession. Mr Langham explains why the Business Funding Guide was developed in conjunction with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) and why it is such an important tool amid the credit crunch. Mr Cohen also...

Duration:00:17:48

National productivity and SME financing

8/22/2019
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On this week’s episode of Accountants Daily Insider, host Katarina Taurian is joined by the honourable Bruce Billson, former minster for small business, to talk all things financing in the SME space. Bruce discusses the critical issues facing SMEs when trying to obtain funding, what life is really like for SMEs on a daily basis, and what needs to happen at a government level for changes to kick in. He also shares why some Australians are turning back to traditional forms of lending.

Duration:00:21:23

New rate cutting cycle and the impact

8/16/2019
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In this episode- brought to you by Accountants Daily sister title, Smart Property Investment Chief Economist from AMP Capital, Dr Shane Oliver joins host James Mitchell to discuss the recent rate cuts and the Australian share market. Dr Oliver discusses the current economic situation in Australia, the rate cutting cycle and the impact on the housing market. He also shares what impact the rate cuts will have on the share market and his main predictions for the Sydney and Melbourne markets.

Duration:00:29:01

FAESA changes and what it means

8/9/2019
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CEO of Licensing for accountants Kath Bowler joins host Katarina Taurian on this week’s episode of Accountants Daily insider to discuss all things FASEA and what it means for the financial advice space. Kath shares what steps accountants need to take to ensure they are able to continue to provide financial advice, reactions from industry professionals around the changes and her top 5 tips for nailing the implementation of the changes.

Duration:00:18:21

New technologies and why firms need to adapt

8/2/2019
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This week on Accountants Daily insider Katarina Taurian is joined by Matthew Pisarski from Intuit QuickBooks to discuss change management and why it is so important for firms to be able to adapt to new technologies. In the accounting world technologies are forever evolving Matthew shares key themes in change management the importance of having a plan in place and how he tackles people who aren’t as receptive the new technologies as others. They also discuss what is in the pipeline for...

Duration:00:21:12

Making accounting popular again

7/26/2019
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Self-proclaimed hype girl for accounting apps and thought leadership finalist at this year’s Australian Accounting awards Heather Smith joins host Katarina Taurian on this week’s episode of Accountants daily insider. Heather shares her definition of thought leadership, why she lives by the saying “my practice lives in my handbag” and change for the next generation coming through the ranks. The pair also discuss the image of the accounting profession, why it is no longer appealing to...

Duration:00:22:28

The journey from creative industries to the Australian Accounting Awards

7/18/2019
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Founder and director of Hot Toast Sarah Lawrence has had a varied career. A love of storytelling saw her involved in everything from documentary making to children's television, and only a few months ago, Sarah was on stage accepting an award for CFO of the year at the Australian Accounting Awards. In this episode of Accountants Daily Insider, Sarah joins host Katarina Taurian to reflect on this journey, explain how a mentor made her fall in love with the financial sector and unpack the...

Duration:00:18:07

How this accounting firm is aiming to not be “boring”

7/12/2019
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Public practitioner of the year Teddy Kosasih partner at Pitt Martin, joins host Katarina Taurian on this week’s episode of Accountants Daily Insider to talk about what made him take the public practice path. Teddy reflects on taking out the practitioner of the year award at the Australian accounting awards, his thoughts on what makes a good practitioner, how he hires for public practice, the skill sets he looks for to be able to tap into different markets, and how he started his own...

Duration:00:11:20

From chartered accountant to coach and mentor

7/5/2019
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In this week’s episode of The Accountants Daily Insider host, Katarina Taurian is joined by Amanda Gascoigne, to talk about how she shifted her career as an accountant to coach and mentor small and solo accounting practices. Amanda shares her accounting journey and how she has gotten to where she is today, she talks about being awarded a Fellowship of Charted Accountants ANZ in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the accounting profession and she shares her secrets on how she...

Duration:00:24:39

All things STP and what it means for you

6/28/2019
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Grant Quick, Senior Solutions Engineer at Intuit QuickBooks, joins host Katarina Taurian in this episode of the Accountants Daily Insider to talk all things Single Touch Payroll (STP) compliance, what it means after June 30 and what is on the horizon for FY20. Grant reveals the key dates around STP compliance, how business will be affected, and his thoughts on how STP will streamline processes. The pair also talk about what is next from a tech prospective and why businesses need to...

Duration:00:20:43