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20 Oct 2016

Managing owner and stakeholder relations

Stakeholders will typically be made up of two groups, both of which have an interest in the organisation.

19 Oct 2016

AGMs: Preparations, questions, activism, and frankfurters

With the footy Grand Finals and the switch to daylight savings now behind us, it must be October. For some this also means Oktoberfest, the start of the cricket calendar and the Spring Racing Carnival.

18 Oct 2016

Financial modelling

Significant business decisions are usually based on financial models with forecasts. Approximately 90% of financial models contain errors and may exclude key value drivers, which can result in misleading results.

10 Oct 2016

Working with your auditor to prevent fraud

There are a number of high profile cases in the media at present involving major accounting firms being sued by companies who have lost money as a result of the auditors allegedly failing to identify fraud within their own company or a company in which they have invested.

07 Oct 2016

PKF Melbourne Secondment Update

I am currently half way through a four month secondment from Scottish based accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael, in order to gain valuable international experience.

29 Sep 2016

Key Outcomes from Corporate Finance Asia Pacific Working Group

There is nothing better to facilitate cross border activity or transactions than having a strong working relationship with advisors within our network who represent acquisitive clients in similar sectors as that of our local clients.

23 Sep 2016

Are you withholding the right amount?

During the May 2016 budget the Government announced a $7,000 increase in the upper threshold for the 32.5% marginal tax bracket from $80,000 to $87,000 effective starting the 2016-17 Financial Year.

23 Sep 2016

Better safe than sorry

The Personal Property Securities Register (“PPSR”) offers a low cost way of protecting assets in insolvency. The cost to register a security interest is minimal - $6.80 – whereas failing to register a security interest could cost millions of dollars.

23 Sep 2016

Changes in R & D tax incentive - What it means for you

On 16th September 2016 the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 received Royal Assent. The bill contains taxation and other pronouncements which also includes a change to Research and Development (R & D) Tax Incentive rates.

23 Sep 2016

Brangelina no more

As Brad Pitt moves out of the Hollywood Hills mansion and Madame Tussauds separate Jolie from Pitt at the London Wax Museum, the same is echoed in many Australian families.

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