As the Big 4 banks roll out the New Payments Platform (NPP), it seems no rivals can seriously challenge the dominance of the big banks and card companies in the payments space. Consider the miracle that is modern card payments. You pick out a bottle of milk at your corner store, walk up to the… Read More Plastic wins the payout war
By Susan Muldowney Recent high-profile corporate scandals have seen trust in business take a further dive. How can this fragile commodity be restored? When Matt Comyn steps into the top job at the embattled Commonwealth Bank of Australia on 9 April, his first challenge surely will be among his greatest: restoring trust.
By Chris Sheedy It’s a seller’s market for accounting practices. But how many practice owners are consciously turning their businesses into valuable targets for partners or external buyers? Pat Camm has a problem. His Melbourne-based consultancy group, PJ Camm & Associates, specialises in marketing, buying and selling accounting businesses. On his books are more than 300… Read More How to attract buyers to your practice
Some small- and medium-sized accounting firms around the world have accelerated their move into tasks and activities less susceptible to automation. They tell Nicky Burridge about the new services they offer and how the cloud is a crucial tool when making the transition to advisory. A Sydney pub company employed a full-time bookkeeper who spent… Read More Sky’s the limit
Theo Lynn and Pierangelo Rosati explain the important role Chartered Accountants can play in helping organisations build the business case for the cloud. We are in the throes of a major transition. Social media, big data, mobile and connected devices are driving business and society to an internet-of-everything where everyone and everything is increasingly connected.… Read More Creating the business case for cloud computing
by Cecilia Yam Meetings are always named as the top time waster in the office. However, that is largely due to how they are conducted. When conducted effectively, meetings disseminate valuable information, increase workplace communication, and boost morale and productivity. In the last year, the Institute’s Practice Review Committee reviewed and discussed over 200 practice… Read More How to lead effective meetings