ACCOUNTANT

Financial planning

The burden of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority’s requirements combined with the high costs imposed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commis...

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Superannuation

In an unusual move, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission is taking civil action in the Federal Court to force a Gold Coast accountant to abide by an enfor...

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Financial planning

The Institute of Public Accountants has advocated an advisory role for accountants flowing from the Government’s promised review of the retirement income system....

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Accounting

While many accountants have been proactive in restructuring their businesses to ensure they are “relevant and successful” in the future, “a significantly greater number” ...

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Accounting

The use of time-based fees by accountants will decline by 12 per cent over the next two years, as firms respond to clients pushing for greater fee transparency, Commonwea...

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Accounting

A NSW SMSF accountant and former financial adviser has pleaded guilty to two charges of making false and misleading statements and fraudulent misappropriation of client f...

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Accounting

Accountants remain confused about various elements of the new limited licensing regime, including compliance obligations, and statements of advice....

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Accounting

ASIC is taking action against accountants who misuse ‘sophisticated investor’ certificates by failing to offer adequate or any disclosure....

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Editorial

Mike Taylor writes that accountant licensing has thus far proved to be the revolution which has not quite happened but the clock is still ticking. ...

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People & Products

Robo advice firm, Stockspot, has reached a deal with Class Super for the provision of direct data to self-managed superannuation fund accountants and their clients....

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Accounting

Planners and accountants will increasingly merge under an advice structure due to business sustainability and client demand, but they must be a cultural fit to succeed. ...

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Accounting

Expanding the small business tax turnover threshold and the middle-tier income tax bracket will see the Government hoping its assumptions are true, the Institute of Publi...

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Financial planning

More high net worth individuals were using advisers but there was still pressure on advisers to demonstrate value to a group that doubts adviser expertise....

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Financial planning

A South Australian accountant has been ordered to pay more than $400,000 plus costs after advising a client to invest substantial sums in failed agriculture schemes....

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Accounting

Most accountants have not started their licence application or made a decision on what SMSF licensing path to pursue, according to a survey....

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Underestimating the cost of insurance by almost $75,000 in a Statement of Advice is among multiple reasons that a relevant provider has faced action from the FSCP. ...

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A former financial adviser has been banned by ASIC from providing financial services for inappropriate advice, among multiple breaches....

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Treasurer Jim Chalmers has handed down his third budget, outlining the government’s macroeconomic forecasts and changes to superannuation....

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