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MYOB buys fintech Flare, moving on after ‘semi-ignorant’ reaction to ANZ talks Accounting software firm MYOB has beefed up its offerings by acquiring Flare, a Sydney-based fintech backed by investors such as former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, for an undisclosed sum. Read more Accounting firms look offshore to save 25-50pc … Read more.

Where have all the accountants gone?

What’s an accountant’s idea of trashing his hotel room? Refusing to fill out the guest comment card. Where have all the accountants gone? The Federal Government’s skill shortage list indicates the last time there was a shortage of accountants in Australia was in 2008. Until recently, data shows there has consistently been enough … Read more.

ATO agrees to improve help for accounting professionals

ATO agrees to improve help for accounting professionals The Tax Office has agreed to consult accountants and business activity statement agents on how to improve an industry help line, after an Auditor-General’s report found room for better assistance to the industry. Read more Rural accountants busier than ever as farming clients … Read more.

Accountants rage against fee ‘blackmail’

What to consider before joining a board or committee Joining a committee or a board can be a way to expand professional experience, network with key contacts and add some serious influence on a resume. While joining can be a great career opportunity, it’s also a serious commitment with inherent … Read more.

Finding graduates, business insurance & cyber safety

It’s hard to believe it’s August already!  The year is just flying by, and I’m sure we’re all particularly busy this time of year. Take 5 minutes to catch up on some recent accounting news. Here’s why finding a graduate is about to get even harder Companies seeking graduates head … Read more.