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SEMINARS | WEDNESDAY

1:00pm - 1:30pm

BT THEATRE

Don’t give wrong advice: everything you need to know about SMSF contributions Bryan Ashenden, Head of Financial Literacy & Advocacy, BT Financial Group Changes to contribution rules in 2017 fooled some into thinking it was now a simpler process. The truth is it’s more complicated – and the consequences of getting it wrong can be very ugly. Hear about the most misunderstood changes that advisors still get wrong and what they must know for July 2018. yy D  iscover the new measures for super that come into effect on 1 July yy F  ind out why employers’ obligations are going to change and who will be affected yy L  earn how you can help your clients achieve their goals faster by understanding the legislation

1:30pm - 2:00pm

GREEN THEATRE

Volume, value or weight: the key to understanding landed costs Rick Polito, Business Consultant, Axsapt We all love spreadsheets but try using one to calculate landed costs. A product cost includes transport fees, import and duty charges, insurance, local freight storage – all of which can vary over time and in various currencies. Find out how to eliminate one of the biggest headaches for importers and exporters. yy D  iscover an easier way to allocate product costs that scales to several containers a month yy F  ind out how to reduce formula errors and reduce risk during an audit yy U  nderstand how to handle GST on the customer invoice but not the supplier’s

1:30pm - 2:00pm

ADVISORY THEATRE

What does future talent look like in advisory and how do you hire for it? Greg Will, Principal, Armstrong Dawson Steve Cole, Managing Director, Signature Consulting Lisa Kernes, COO, Ignite Alliance Helen Cockle, CRO, Futrli (mod) Firms reward talent today for timeliness, accuracy and quality of work. Yet advisory relies on functional skills such as financial modelling and forecasting, and partnership skills such as empathy, storytelling and listening. How can you train up your staff and how do you attract red-hot talent from the corporate world? yy F  ind out if you are delivering advisory or selling advisory and delivering compliance yy L  earn what makes a firm attractive to commercially trained accountants yy D  iscover how to focus your staff on client performance instead of compliance

1:30pm - 2:00pm

YELLOW THEATRE

How to make money (not lose it!) on value pricing Lielette Calleja, Director, All That Counts Diane Lucas, Director, Direct Management Lisa Callaghan, Director, Interactive Accounting Timothy Munro, CEO, Change Accountants & Advisors (mod) How do you set the right fee for each client and make sure you’re making a profit? Hear the top tips, war stories and best practices from practitioners who have been selling services under value pricing for years.

yy F  ind out how to talk to clients about the way that you bill, inclusions and exclusions yy D  iscover the best way to handle scope creep and turn profit eaters into profit makers

2:00pm - 2:30pm

PURPLE THEATRE

How to add a profitable financial planning practice to your firm in 60 days Peter Rheinberger, CEO, RFE Group Building a financial planning practice that is profitable, compliant, adds value to your clients and doesn’t distract you from your accounting work is a complex equation. Learn how to create this solution, build a significant new business line and asset, improve profitability and ring fence your clients in the rapidly changing financial services sector. yy L  earn the different ways you can create a financial services solution yy F  ind out which strategies are most appropriate for your business yy W  alk away with a blueprint to create your own financial services practice

2:00pm - 2:30pm

M INSTITUTE THEATRE

How to avoid going to an expensive ERP system Paul Kelly, CEO, YearOne Software Are you a medium business managing jobs, projects, manufacturing and the like using old desktop accounting software? Find out how to add important functionality to systems like Attaché. A great alternative if you aren’t ready for an expensive ERP system. yy D  iscover which processes you can automate easily to boost productivity yy L  earn how to increase the flow of information between systems yy Find out how to maximise the use of mobile devices

2:00pm - 2:30pm

ORANGE THEATRE

Tax in 2018: Navigating the rough waters ahead Terry Hayes, Head of Tax and Senior Tax Writer, Thomson Reuters Single Touch Payroll and other ATO digital transformation projects are rewriting guidelines and adding to the ongoing updates in taxation law and policy. Public interest in tax is mounting around MNCs – is the political will for tax reform rising too? Join this session to hear about the developments that will matter most to your clients. yy Find out the biggest changes in the legislative pipeline yy Discover the practical implications of key tax cases and rulings yy Learn about the ATO’s ambitions in tax collection

2:00pm - 2:30pm

BT THEATRE

How do I buy a practice and not screw it up? David Smith, CEO, Smithink For sellers: How do you maximise the value of your practice? For buyers: What are the keys to a successful acquisition? Practical ideas you can immediately apply whether you’re a buyer or a seller. Learn how to avoid the common mistakes. Getting it wrong can bring stress and cost significant time and money. yy Buying or selling internally? Discover how to create a win win yy Find out how to create an effective succession plan yy Learn about effective due diligence for buyers yy

yy L  earn how to run a proper client discovery process to spot the danger signs

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ACCOUNTING BUSINESS EXPO | 2018

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Accounting Business Expo - Official Magazine, 2018  

Accounting Business Expo is Australia's biggest and most important event for accounting and finance professionals

Accounting Business Expo - Official Magazine, 2018  

Accounting Business Expo is Australia's biggest and most important event for accounting and finance professionals