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Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand superannuation leader Tony Negline takes a closer look at the ATO’s recent announcement on non-arm’s length income and what it means for practitioners and trustees. Tony tells hosts Aaron Dunn and Jotham Lian how the ATO’s draft law companion ruling means that if an SMSF’s affairs are not structured correctly, then, even for a minor expenditure, all the income of the super fund — ordinary and statutory income — could face income tax at the highest marginal tax rate. He also shares his concerns with the legislation underpinning NALI and what he is ideally hoping for ahead of the ATO’s finalised law companion ruling.
Former ATO assistant commissioner Colin Walker joins us in this episode of Accountants Daily Insider to provide a closer look at the inner workings of the Tax Office and how its “us versus them” approach has changed over the years. Colin tells host Jotham Lian how he’s transitioned from 45 years in the public service into a new role at the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and what he intends to achieve in his new position. He also explores what the future of the profession will look like, talks about what he thinks of the accountant and bookkeeper relationship, and shares some advice for up-and-coming talents joining the profession today.
In this special episode of Accountants Daily Insider, three industry heavyweights come together to discuss the current economic environment and explore how accountants will play a vital role in Australia’s recovery. Institute of Public Accountants CEO Andrew Conway, Reckon Group CEO Sam Allert and Prospa co-founder Beau Bertoli all come together to share their perspectives on the end of JobKeeper, the high level of trust that businesses have in their accountants, and how accountants will continue to be relied on heavily over the next year. The trio also look at how the pandemic has changed the way we look at digital readiness and speak about some of the biggest opportunities for accountants in 2021.
The rollout of Single Touch Payroll seems like just yesterday, but we now have the second phase lurking on the horizon. In this episode of Accountants Daily Insider, host Jotham Lian is joined by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers executive director, Matthew Addison, to explore everything related to STP Phase 2 to help prepare practitioners and their clients for the 1 January 2022 deadline. Matthew goes over why the change is happening, what advisers need to be doing now and key dates to remember. He also discusses the upcoming end of STP concessions for micro-employers and closely held payees, and explores the government’s mandate for e-invoicing.
On this week's episode of Accountants Daily Insider, we take a closer look at the Institute of Public Accountants and the Association of Accounting Technicians and their plans for members this year. Host Maja Garaca Djurdjevic is joined by IPA chief executive Andrew Conway and All That Counts founder and director Lielette Calleja, who has recently joined the AAT as its chief accounting technician. Andrew and Lielette talk about the packed agenda that both the IPA and AAT have ahead for their members this year. They also discuss their thoughts on the variety of lockdown approaches by the state and territory governments through the COVID-19 pandemic, what might be on the cards for the 2021-22 federal budget, as well as when the IPA will resume running in-person events.
While many in the profession are looking at 2021 as a year of consolidation, others, like Andrew Van De Beek, are jumping straight in and seizing opportunities as they come. In this episode of Accountants Daily Insider, host Jotham Lian is joined by Illumin8 founder Andrew Van De Beek to explore why and how he has grown his firm from a team of 10 to 17 in just a few short months. Andrew also discusses his firm’s recent acquisition of a warehouse, and a new partnership with e-commerce co-working and warehousing provider CLIK Collective. The pair also explore what constitutes a great team culture and what practice owners can do to make sure they are keeping their staff motivated and involved with the firm’s vision.  
A turbulent year has seen the profession grow closer than ever, with accountants and bookkeepers tipped to continue to tap on collaborative opportunities over the next 12 months. All That Counts founder and director Lielette Calleja joins host Jotham Lian in this episode of Accountants Daily Insider to talk about why the profession should continue to build on professional relationships developed through the pandemic and lean on their networks. Lielette also chats about her recent appointment as Chief Accounting Technician at the Association of Accounting Technicians, and what she thinks practitioners will need to upskill on over the coming year.
It’s been a turbulent year for the accounting profession and it has been no different in the accounting M&A space. But the phones are back ringing and deals are being actively discussed. Magnus Yoshikawa, director at Jadeja Partners, joins host Jotham Lian in this week’s episode to take a look at the accounting M&A market over the past 12 months. Magnus looks at how COVID-19 has shifted trends in the market over the past few months, examines whether we’re in a buyer’s or seller’s market, and gives his best tips to practice owners looking to enter the market.
With ASIC exploring how access to affordable advice can be improved, including scaled or limited advice, BT head of financial literacy and advocacy Bryan Ashenden discusses what Consultation Paper 332 means for the future of advice. Bryan talks to hosts Aaron Dunn and Miranda Brownlee about some of the challenges and barriers impeding the provision of limited advice, particularly in the SMSF context. He also explores what a new model of advice regulation could look like and what ASIC’s role will be in regulating the industry following the wind-up of FASEA.
Tax Practitioners Board member Debra Anderson joins host Jotham Lian in this first episode for 2021 to take a closer look at the year that’s been and what’s in store for the next 12 months. Debra speaks candidly about the toll of a whirlwind 2020, how she’s been stretched ethically and morally in dealing with her clients, and why she thinks accounting practitioners will continue to be kept busy throughout the new year. She also touches on some key changes that have been proposed by the independent review of the TPB and how they might affect practitioners in the coming months.
2020 will certainly go down in the history books as one of the toughest years faced by the accounting profession. But now that the year is up, what will 2021 hold for practitioners? In this final episode of Accountants Daily Insider for 2020, host Jotham Lian is joined by The Tax Institute’s senior advocate, Robyn Jacobson, to take stock of the incredible year that has passed, and to shine a light on what’s to come in the new year. Robyn reviews the wide range of tax measures introduced this year, and explores a number of outstanding issues that the profession will have to contend with over the next 12 months. She also looks at the implications of a number of completed and ongoing reviews, and explains why the profession will need to embrace tax reform in the coming year.
The SMSF Association and Rice Warner have now released comprehensive research investigating the operating costs of SMSFs and how they compare with APRA-regulated funds. SMSF Association deputy chief executive Peter Burgess explains to hosts Aaron Dunn and Miranda Brownlee what some of the key findings of the research are and what they mean for the provision of advice on SMSFs and superannuation in general. Aaron and Miranda also discuss some of the key developments this month, including ASIC’s consultation on the impediments facing advisers providing scaled advice and the release of the Retirement Income Review. 
A new report by CPA Australia has found that the economy could be better off by $630 billion if properly implemented professional advice was available to all Australians.In this episode of Accountants Daily Insider, CPA Australia head of public practice and SME Keddie Waller joins host Jotham Lian to explore the new Value of Advice report and why we need to rethink the way professional advice is regulated and move towards a client-centric model. Keddie looks at the benefits of obtaining advice, what’s holding back consumers and businesses from accessing such advice, and why we need a more accessible and affordable advice framework.
With the Accountants Daily 30 Under 30 Awards being delivered as a live broadcast on Thursday, 3 December at 7:30pm AEDT, we are bringing you a series of podcasts showcasing the finalists across a multitude of categories. In this episode, Accountants Daily editor Jotham Lian is joined by Jane Betschel, head of marketing and digital sales at MYOB, principal partner of the awards, and two finalists who share how they are feeling about having gained recognition as part of the upcoming awards.
With the Accountants Daily 30 Under 30 Awards being delivered as a live broadcast on Thursday, 3 December at 7:30pm AEDT, we are bringing you a series of podcasts showcasing the finalists across a multitude of categories. In this episode, Accountants Daily editor Jotham Lian is joined by Ingrid Cronin-Knight, head of accountant management and acquisition at MYOB, principal partner of the awards, and two finalists who share how they are feeling about having gained recognition as part of the upcoming awards.
With the Accountants Daily 30 Under 30 Awards being delivered as a live broadcast on Thursday, 3 December at 7:30pm AEDT, we are bringing you a series of podcasts showcasing the finalists across a multitude of categories. In this episode, Accountants Daily editor Jotham Lian is joined by Caroline Wright, head of product at MYOB, principal partner of the awards, and two finalists who share how they are feeling about having gained recognition as part of the upcoming awards.
MYOB chief executive Greg Ellis joins host Jotham Lian to look back over 2020 and examine some of the trends that the accounting software provider has seen through the pandemic. Greg also reveals what MYOB is looking to pursue in the new year, and shares how it has been like to steer MYOB through the crisis in his first year at the helm. Greg also discusses the upcoming Accountants Daily 30 Under 30 Awards and why it’s so important to recognise and celebrate the work and achievements of upcoming accounting professionals.
In this podcast, Aaron Dunn, CEO of Smarter SMSF, and Miranda Brownlee, deputy editor of sister brand SMSF Adviser, delve into some of the key insights shared during the SMSF Adviser Technical Strategy Masterclass. They discuss some of the key topics of the event including the proposed requirement to have SMSFs prepare their accounts 45 days before the lodgement deadline and changes to make the relief for electronic execution of documents permanent. With many of the presentations also outlining important strategy considerations arising from policy changes and potential legislative changes, they will also touch on what means SMSF professionals need to be thinking about with the advice they provide.
Around 5,000 accountants are set to benefit from mental health first aid training following an investment of $2.24 million from the government. The Institute of Public Accountants chief executive Andrew Conway joins host Jotham Lian to unpack what the project will look like over the next two years, what accountants can expect from the training, and why such training is so important for practitioners on the frontline. Andrew also reflects on the year that has passed, shares how proud he is of the profession, and offers some predictions for the year ahead.
“If you’re feeling unsettled, anxious or stressed, we all are. That’s absolutely normal in circumstances we find ourselves in,” Beyond Blue chief executive Georgie Harman said. Last month, Accountants Daily sister brand MyBusiness hosted a special, three-day, virtual event to help small-business owners wade through the rough COVID-19 seas. Editor Maja Garaca Djurdjevic chatted with Georgie Harman about the importance of mental health in the workplace and why it’s everyone’s business. Ms Harman shared some key tips to help employers recognise when their employees may be mentally struggling through the coronavirus crisis and steps to take to help them navigate through the tough environment. Ms Harman also provided some key tips that small-business owners can use to check in with themselves. If you are suffering from depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts, or you’re worried about someone else and feel that urgent professional support is needed, contact your local doctor or one of the 24/7 crisis agencies below: Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 www.beyondblue.org.au Lifeline: 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
The ATO has released its tax gap estimates for all 15 income and transactional-based taxes for the first time ever, believing $31.2 billion went missing in 2017-18. Tax & Super Australia tax counsel John Jeffreys joins host Jotham Lian to unpack the different tax gaps, including the small business tax gap, which remains the largest gap by dollar value and percentage figure. John also dissects the ATO’s sample of agent-prepared returns requiring more adjustments than self-prepared returns and gives his take on how to reduce the tax gap.
With the federal budget now handed down, hosts Miranda Brownlee and Aaron Dunn discuss the measures impacting superannuation, what was missing from the budget this year, and the government’s plans for the SMSF sector in the near future. While SMSFs emerged unscathed from the budget this year, they outline why there could still be major changes to superannuation tax and retirement income further on the horizon, with the government yet to respond to the Retirement Income Review. They also provide an update on some of the recent announcements from regulators and recent appointments in the industry.
The federal budget contained a range of tax measures aimed at incentivising businesses and individuals to spend and invest to kickstart the economy. Five of those tax measures have now been rolled into a single piece of legislation, which passed both houses of Parliament on Friday. On this episode of Accountants Daily Insider, The Tax Institute’s senior advocate, Robyn Jacobson, joins host Jotham Lian to go through the finer details of each measure contained in the omnibus tax bill. Robyn looks at the personal income tax cuts, the temporary loss carry-back, expanded access to small business tax concessions, the turbocharged instant asset write-off, and the R&D tax incentive changes.
The JobKeeper program switches over on 28 September and with it a number of high-level changes that practitioners and their clients will have to wrap their heads around. On this episode of Accountants Daily Insider, the Institute of Public Accountants general manager of technical policy Tony Greco joins host Jotham Lian to discuss the new decline in actual GST turnover test, the two-tiered payment rate, and other key details. Tony also runs through some crucial action points for practitioners to work through with their clients over the coming days and weeks.
In this week’s episode of Accountants Daily Insider, Xero’s chief product officer Anna Curzon joins host Jotham Lian to explore the impact of COVID-19 on their accounting and bookkeeping community. Anna also runs through the latest findings of Xero’s small business insights special report and walks through what Xero is doing this year in place of its annual Xerocon.
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Accountants Daily Insider
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jul 16th, 2017
Latest Episode
Apr 9th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
153
Avg. Episode Length
20 minutes
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No
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Episodic
Language
English

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