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PKF Australia

Accountants and Business Advisers

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10 08 2018

Increased Focus on Director Obligations

It’s fair to say that the expectations and skill sets demanded of company directors has never been higher. With significant requirements around corporate governance, keeping abreast of corporate regulations and other relevant legislation – not to mention the ever-dynamic changes in financial reporting and accounting standards – being a Director in these current times is challenging.

10 08 2018

The Landscape of Governance in 2018

In late May/early June, the Governance Institute of Australia held a series of Governance and Risk Management Forums across Australia. PKF was pleased to act as national sponsor for these events and to have an active role in each Forum as they moved across the country exploring current themes.

10 08 2018

Accounting for the Research & Development Tax Incentive

Lately, we are increasingly being asked for guidance on the correct accounting for Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentives received. As an investment tax credit is accounted for either as a government grant or as income tax or as both but alarmingly it falls outside the scope of both relevant accounting standards AASB 112 Income taxes and AASB 120 Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure of Government Assistance.

10 08 2018

Have You Assessed the New Accounting Standards Yet?

As we enter into another financial reporting season, financial report preparers are in the process of drafting their annual reports.

20 07 2018

Who Is Responsible To Pay GST On New Residential Property After 1 July?

Effective 1 July 2018, if you plan on purchasing new residential property or potential residential land, you (the purchaser) will be required to withhold GST on settlement and pay this amount directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Prior to this, it was the seller’s responsibility.

19 07 2018

Lush Cosmetics – Lessons Learnt

We are currently riding the wave of conscious consumerism where trust is a bottom line requirement for business, and ethical brands have serious pull. But not even the best intentions can protect you from brand and reputational damage.

18 07 2018

Integrity in Sports and Business

As a professional sports player or a corporate professional, effectively managing your public profile is essential.

16 07 2018

Quarterly Insights: Australian Healthcare Equipment and Services June 2018

PKF Melbourne Corporate Finance are pleased to present the Healthcare Equipment and Services Insights for the June 2018 quarter, including a review of key mergers and acquisitions in the industry.

16 07 2018

Quarterly Insights: Australian Food Manufacturing & Distribution June 2018

PKF Melbourne Corporate Finance are pleased to present the Food Manufacturing & Distribution Insights for the June 2018 quarter, including a review of key mergers and acquisitions activity in the industry.

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