Education - General and Information for Accountants and Advisors

As Featured in the Australian Financial Review on 19/6/19. Amidst the protest of taxi drivers against ride-sharing, the headlines of more manufacturing companies closing and uproar over telecommunications jobs moving overseas, the mature accounting industry is quietly undergoing a dramatic...

In case you didn’t know there’s a $30,000 instant asset write-off for small businesses If businesses are wanting to purchase assets, now may be the time given recent changes to the instant asset write-off (IAWO) thresholds. The IAWO was first introduced...

Feedback loops are seen everywhere, from biological systems where they are used to achieve a stable environment to sports where performance is measured and used to make enhancements. No matter the application, the process is simple: production occurs, measurements...

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) provides a high-level benchmark tool for business owners to compare their company’s performance to a wider range of similar businesses. There are essentially three purposes behind the ATO Small Business Benchmark Tool. These are: ...

Franchises are often considered, and sold as, a win-win business-model by both franchisors and franchisees. However, the recent Fairness in Franchising Report by the Federal Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services, released in March 2019, highlighted that...

A benchmark is often considered as the optimum performance to be strived for, or, the average performance which is either outperformed or fallen short of. The meaning of a benchmark, in a nutshell, is a reference point or a standard...

The process for obtaining a measure – a benchmark: Simply stated, benchmarks are the “what,” and benchmarking is the “how,” of the process. Benchmarking without the right tools is not a simple process. Before undertaking a benchmarking opportunity, it...

Benchmarking is an essential resource if you are thinking about buying a business. The best starting point is to obtain a copy of the Australian Benchmark Report for the industry or sector your looking at buying into. It can...