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Surviving the public trust crisis

By Sally Rose and Nina Hendy Levels of trust have crashed, but accountants can play a big role in healing public faith in business and the finance sector. The business community generally, and the financial services sector especially, is in the grip of a worldwide trust crisis. But while accountants remain relatively unscathed – at… Read More Surviving the public trust crisis

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Do it once, do it right

By Sholto MacPherson Single Touch Payroll and Payday Filing may spark a mass migration to cloud accounting among small businesses. Are chartered accountants ready? If there were anything left to debate about whether online software was safe, surely the tax authorities have ended it. Almost simultaneously, the tax departments of Australia and New Zealand have… Read More Do it once, do it right

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Top modelling tips for budgeting and planning

By Ian Bennett FCA The best approach to budget modelling is choosing a good model design in the first place. Named ranges, on the other hand, are less simple to manage, but may be worth the effort. Whether you’re going through your annual budgeting process, or developing strategic plans for your client’s budgeting, there are… Read More Top modelling tips for budgeting and planning

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Moving target

By Deborah Tarrant Business forecasting, planning and budget setting are evolving rapidly in changing world and it’s hard to keep pace. Finance leaders who are meeting these challenges in established, turnaround and start-up phases, share their secrets on how they make budget. As accounting and finance professionals return to work after the summer holidays, their… Read More Moving target

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Automatic for the people

Automation does not flag the end of accounting jobs, but the end of a lot of drudgery. So why not bring on the bots and give humans the clear spacethey need to make the best use of their brains? It’s the smart new world ofrobotic process automation. Until very recently, senior accountants for Swedish car manufacturer… Read More Automatic for the people

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Embed error checks in the design

We all know we should check that our balance sheets actually balance. This technique cuts down the workload by shouting out when there’s a figure we need to look into more closely. IAN BENNETT FCA leads PwC Australia’s deals modelling team and has morethan 17 years’ experience as a professional financial modeller. In the past… Read More Embed error checks in the design