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    Directors need to understand effective risk management and governance

    June 17, 2019

    Key principles to ensure you’re a successful Director. Whether you are the Director of a Company or someone charged with governing an organisation, the principles of effective risk management and governance are highly relevant to the success of your role. What is Corporate Governance?  Every organisation has goals and strategic business objectives. The Company’s Board […]

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    Aged Care – Royal Commission Insights

    May 27, 2019

    Aged Care: Insights from the Royal Commission so far… The Royal Commission report into Aged Care Quality and Safety aims to transform aged care for Australians across the country. Although the final report isn’t due until April 2020, Mr Gary Barnier, an aged care expert, summarised the Royal Commission’s findings for Chartered Accountants Australia and New […]

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    AASB intention to update financial reporting framework

    May 7, 2019

    AASB to update financial reporting framework. The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) is working on a new initiative to update the Australian Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting (RCF). The research phase of this project was completed in April 2018, with the AASB joining forces with government policymakers and regulators in an effort to make the […]

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    How Big Data is shaping the Audit Industry

    March 4, 2019

    Let Big Data help you and your company make more intelligent decisions! Big data is an evolving term used to describe large volumes of both structured and unstructured data, originating from a variety of sources. Big data includes information collected from social media, video and emails, and encompasses any and all data that is gathered […]

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    New revenue recognition rules for schools

    February 20, 2019

    AASB 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers – Revenue Recognition for Schools. School fees usually consist of tuition fees, resource fees, levies, application fees, enrolment fees, waiting list fees and other miscellaneous charges. Under the previous Accounting Standard for revenue, AASB 118, the recognition for revenue was a straightforward proposition. Tuition/term fees, resource fees and levies were […]

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    Effective internal controls are crucial for SMEs

    January 30, 2019

    Internal controls ensure the assets of your business remain free from fraud! Effective internal controls are crucial to SMEs as they are more vulnerable to fraud, theft and errors. Small businesses generally have weak internal controls and these failures begin with the business owners and management. Internal controls ensure the assets of the business remain […]

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    Proposed changes to ‘Large’ Proprietary Company thresholds

    January 14, 2019

    What constitutes a ‘Large’ Proprietary Company? The Government has proposed an increase to thresholds for determining what constitutes a large proprietary company under the Corporations Act 2001. Large proprietary companies that meet the criteria (unless exempted under certain circumstances) are required to prepare and lodge an audited financial report with the Australian Securities and Investments […]

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    Superannuation on Annual Leave Loading

    December 19, 2018

    Superannuation Guarantee (SG) compliance according to the ATO. Superannuation compliance monitoring has always been a high priority for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). However, in recent times, this has become a strong focus and has been aided with the ATO’s implementation of data analytics software and data collection efforts. One of the areas which has […]

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    Not-For-Profits should not be not for profit

    December 10, 2018

    Expert advice for Not-For-Profit Organisations. I have worked on numerous Not-For-Profit (NFP) organisations over my career at Accru Melbourne and looking back I’ve noticed a considerable shift particularly in the last few years. Maybe that shift is coming from within these organisations or maybe it’s due to external pressures, or even a combination of both […]

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    Change in Audit Profession due to Technology Advancements

    November 5, 2018

    Transformation of technology enhancing audit procedures. The transformation of technology has enhanced audit procedures evolving the traditional sources of information gathered during an audit. As businesses grow and operations become more complex, technology assists in analysing data. Cloud software have allowed access to large volumes of data, which enables the audit process to begin before […]

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