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The rise of the ‘techountant’: how tech is changing the role of accountants in...

Accounting is not what it used to be. The industry is but one of many across the world whose professionals must innovate, adapt and evolve to stay afloat in a world saturated with new and ever-evolving technology.

This software is taking the accounting market by storm – is this the next...

A simple financial solution that allows users to manage their finances, including loans, repayments, budgeting and valuations, myprosperity.com.au is engineered with live feeds from the ASX, Redbook, Yodlee and RP Data, all via a secure online portal.

A start-up that helps freelance accountants succeed has closed a $180,000 seed funding round...

Accodex, an Adelaide-based start-up offering a new tech-enabled platform for freelance accountants, has secured a $180,000 seed funding to expand to the US

What are the five things that identify a good accountant?

Accountants are not just bean counters. The are business advisors – or should be. Getting the right advice is essential for the success of...

Dear Aunt Agony, my SME has dumped me for the cloud. Yours truly, heartbroken...

Listen up all ye accountants! Some very uncomfortable statistics are emerging about your profession in relation to SMEs. Almost two thirds (64%) of SMEs would consider replacing some of the roles that their accountant currently performs with a cloud-based accounting system.

The evolution of the accountant

Ask any entrepreneur who their top three most trusted sources of information are and, nine out of ten will put forward their accountant in that list. Does your accountant make your list of 'most trusted'?

A bunch of accountants drop the spreadsheets and pick up the beat, flash-mob style

You've seen better flash mobs than this. We've seen better. But here's what makes this video, done for a corporate end-of-the-year meeting, so awe-inspiring: These are accountants. Accountants. Wow. They can do our books anytime.

Neil Armstrong steps down in Australia

What’s the best way to celebrate the 125th anniversary of CPA Australia? Invite Neil Armstrong to the party! The CPA anniversary comes just after the July 21 anniversary of when Armstrong stepped foot on the moon in 1969.

Can you sue your accountant for failure to claim R&D tax breaks? The answer...

Who should we blame when we find out that we’ve missed the boat on hundreds of thousands of dollars in guaranteed government R&D funding? Ourselves? The Government? Or our Accountant? In other words, who has the responsibility and duty of care to ensure we make our R&D tax claim at tax time?
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How to price your product or service in 8 steps with...

The world is littered with products that do little more than cover their cost, and underpaid service industry professionals. But there are some entrepreneurs who set their own prices and receive what they ask with apparent ease. Steve Major teaches you how to become one of these entrepreneurs in this 8-step infographic.


The Facebook Honey Trap with James Tuckerman [CHEAT SHEET]

This cheat sheet was developed to help small business operators harness the incomparable (and undeniable) potency of Facebook to recruit fans, spread the word, and (most importantly) generate inbound business.


New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...