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Seminars 9:10am - 9:50am 

Thursday, 22 March KEYNOTE THEATRE

From compliance accountant to “creative” counsellor – the CFO behind a billion-dollar Australian tech startup Damien Singh, Head of Finance, Canva Thousands of tech startups launch each year yet only a handful ever make it to a billion-dollar valuation. Backed by some of the biggest names in the industry such as Lars Rasmussen and Guy Kawasaki, Canva is one of Australia’s biggest success stories. Hear how its chief accountant learned the difference between corporate finance and startup finance, mastered the mechanics of negotiations, and helped build a creative, entrepreneurial workforce of the future. yy H  ear Damien’s personal journey from compliance accountant to “creative” counsellor yy D  iscover what investors want from finance teams to gain confidence in a company yy L  earn about equity compensation, how to pitch and how to demonstrate value

10:00am - 10:30am 

PURPLE THEATRE

Mastering the art of good cashflow – what clients really want Justin Eley, Senior Product Manager, Equifax Forget tax returns. The number one thing that your clients want is help with their cashflow. Regardless of size, it’s the amount you have in the bank that will determine whether you sleep well at night. We look at the best strategies to improve your clients’ cashflow. yy F  ind out how to reduce bad debt and debt recovery costs for your clients yy D  iscover how to help clients pick the best customers who always pay their bills yy Learn how to create credit terms for clients

10:00am - 10:30am 

M INSTITUTE THEATRE

Single Touch Payroll – a foolproof guide Marianne Wichman, STP & Payroll Advisor, Attaché Software STP impacts medium businesses the most. If you wait until your software is upgraded you could miss the cut-over date. The ATO will require a valid reason if you are not ready. Find out the facts about Single Touch Payroll and what it means for you. yy Take away a detailed checklist with easy-to-do steps yy D  iscover what you need to change in your software and accounting processes to comply yy G  et the most efficient method for moving from “haven’t done anything” to “I’m ready”

10:00am - 10:30am 

ORANGE THEATRE

A faster way to do M&As – how to speed up due diligence Richard Jones, Head of Segment and Strategic Sales, SAI Global Drowning in paperwork every time you do an M&A? What would happen if your junior missed something? Not only would it look extremely bad, you could get sued and lose the client. Hear highly practical tips on how to conduct detailed research for M&A, administration or insolvency work that will save time and keep your client happy.

yy Quickly uncover who has charges on a company’s assets yy F  ind out how to aggregate hundreds of reports and certificates into a manageable state

10:00am - 10:30am 

BT THEATRE

How to attract the right talent to your firm Mandy Holloway, CEO, Courageous Leaders Do you have ambitions to grow your firm? Practices often stall in their expansion because they’re missing a critical ingredient. It all starts at the top. Leadership behaviour drives brand, attitude and culture. Discover how to prioritise leadership in your firm and hit that growth spurt. yy F  ind out why Accenture, Deloitte and PwC have dumped performance appraisals – and what has replaced them yy U  nderstand the difference between real conversations and managing the performance of staff yy L  earn how to develop bench strength in your firm by building deeply skilled and engaged people

10:30am - 11:00am 

GREEN THEATRE

Meet the little giants: world-class innovation from Aussie SMEs Matt Wright, CTO, Rubicon Red From augmented reality in your local pharmacy to chatbots in your call centres, Aussie SMEs are adopting new technologies to delight the customer whilst driving down costs. Hear how SMEs are rapidly bringing to market innovative solutions before the competition. yy L  earn about cutting-edge ideas in retail, call service that drive sales and efficiency yy Find out how pioneering SMEs search for chances to innovate yy D  iscover how to rapidly develop an idea from concept to prototype to market-ready product

10:30am - 11:00am 

ADVISORY THEATRE

Why the advisory pricing model is broken (and how you fix it) David Coutts, Business Advisor, Bluesky Business Solutions; Michael Grogan, Partner, Abrosiussen Stuart Hunter, Senior Strategic Advisor, FUTRLI (mod) Too many accountants have fallen into the trap of pricing themselves like a software company. If you are advertising your services in three packages you’re inevitably working for free or overcharging the client. Neither is good for your long-term financial health. Hear real stories of how firms are successfully pricing their fixed-fee services. yy H  ear how to price bespoke advisory so that you get a good margin and the client stays happy yy D  iscover why so many SMEs prefer to do their own forecasts and how you can help them yy L  earn how to remove clients’ fear of calling their accountant for advice

yy Learn how top forensic accountants get a handle on complex entity structures

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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