Articles tagged with: COVID-19

In the past, many accountants were not called upon to be able to display outstanding communication skills, but in the era that we are now in accountants, who wish to broaden their work activities to include Business Advisory Services, need to have cultivated strong written communication skills; have the ability to be able to think critically and translate accounting data and reports into...

Tags: Business Advisory Services Training | COVID-19 | Fair Work Australia | Research & Development | Workplace Health & Safety
Welcome to our new format of weekly Business Advisory Services Update articles and videos with presentations by ESS BIZTOOLS and one of our Affiliates where we will discuss various issues relating to the implementation of Business Advisory Services by accountants/business advisors/bookkeepers. Our first presentation “Reset Your Practice” will feature Amanda Gascoigne, Chartered Accountant,...

Tags: business advisory services | Charge Out Rate Calculator For Tradies | COVID-19 | Reset Your Practice
There are still many challenges ahead for most small businesses and medium-sized enterprises.  Many of your clients will have gained an appreciation of the extra services that you can provide to them following their first-hand experience of assistance from their accountants during COVID-19. The big question now is are your clients ready for the post COVID-19 recovery? There is still a...

Tags: Budgets | Cashflow Forecasts | Chief Financial Officer Services | COVID-19
"The key group of clients that accountants should be promoting the concept of Business Advisory Services to, are any clients who are receiving JobKeeper payments", said Mark Holton, Director, Smithink Pty Ltd in the previous COVID-19 Survival Panel webinar. These clients were obviously running sound businesses prior to the challenges of COVID-19 and many of them will need your assistance to be...

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 Survival Panel Webinars | Marketing

Now Is The Time!

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Welcome! Good news last week for your clients in the building and construction industries and some tradies. The Australian government’s Stimulus Package Number 4 will bring some joy to the building industry, including tradies operating in the house building and renovations industries. In this week’s COVID-19 Survival Panel webinar Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS BIZTOOLS, will...

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Welcome! In this week’s "COVID-19 Survival Panel" webinar, Andrew Geddes, Accountant Coach/Mentor and Former Chairman of Greencross Ltd (a top 200 ASX company), will present an update on his advice for accountants on how you can assist your small business and medium-sized enterprise clients to navigate through the difficult trading conditions that will confront all businesses as the COVID-19...

Tags: Accelerating Commercialisation | COVID-19 | Early Stage Innovation Company | Entrepreneurs' Program
Welcome to winter!  It looks like there is going to be plenty of snow in the south and hopefully businesses will be able to recommence operations. Last week Andrew Ward a Foundation Director of Crowdfunding Institute of Australia gave an overview of the crowdfunding industry in Australia.  This week Peter Towers introduces research and development activities into this theme because...

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Welcome to some winter weather!  It’s great to see that some of the States and Territories are opening up for business operations again.  There are going to be plenty of challenges for accountants to respond to, especially as we approach 30th September. In this week’s "COVID-19 Survival Panel" webinar on Friday 29th May at 12-noon AEST, we have a presentation by Jordan Lowry,...

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It's Accountants' Time to Shine

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Greetings: we hope that you’re well and you're starting to develop strategies for your clients to emerge from the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdowns with reinvigorated businesses.  We believe that there is a tremendous opportunity for accountants to perform a 'Chief Financial Officer' role for your clients to assist them to survive the very challenging times that will be evident post 30th...

Tags: accountancy business | business advisory services | COVID-19
Greetings, we hope that you're well and looking after yourself as well as your clients and that you're communicating with your clients in relation to their reopening strategies. The National Cabinet has started the first tentative steps towards reopening the Australian economy with the release of the three step plan process that is to be implemented, primarily by state and territory...

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Greetings – we hope that you were able to take advantage of some of the rules relaxation that applied over the last few days. Last Friday we conducted the third COVID-19 Survival Panel webinar for accountants, business advisors and bookkeepers with keynote speakers Andrew Geddes, a well-known accountancy industry coach and mentor and former chair of Greencross Ltd and Priscilla Bea Smith,...

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Greetings – we hope that you are well and looking after yourself as well as your clients. Last Friday we conducted another of our “COVID-19 Survival Panel” webinars with keynote speakers Paul Barnaby, a Predictive Accounting Consultant, Australasian representative of Plan Guru and Amanda Gascoigne an Accounting Consultant who assists her accountant clients to achieve a better balance in...

Tags: COVID-19 | Predictive Accounting

Accountants Need An “Opportunities Mindset!”

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Greetings – we hope you're staying safe! On Friday 17 April 2020 we launched the first of our “COVID-19 Survival Panel” webinars with keynote speakers Andrew Geddes and Jordan Lowry. Andrew Geddes, a well-known consultant to the Australian accounting industry and a top 200 ASX public company chairman, gave an interesting overview on the approach to the crisis that is being employed by...

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COVID-19 Survival Assistance Very Welcome

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Greetings – we hope you're staying safe and are able to assist your clients with the planning and implementation of their COVID-19 survival strategies. The Australian government, through the stimulus package number 3 which was unanimously passed by Parliament last week, has definitely implemented a number of significant strategies to assist small and medium-sized enterprises with their...

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Survival Plans A High Priority

Accountant's Minute 226

In the last 21 days the Australian government has released three stimulus packages relating to COVID-19 Coronavirus.  There are a range of direct payments, subsidies, investment incentives and loan opportunities now available with a strong emphasis on businesses with turnovers under $50 million per annum. The government has done its job – they have supplied a financial injection of...

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This Is A Defining Moment!

Accountant's Minute 225

Greetings – We hope that you are well! This is definitely a “defining moment” for the Prime Minister - Scott Morrison, Treasurer - Josh Frydenberg and the Chief Medical Officer - Professor Brendan Murphy and the State Premiers and Chief Ministers of the Territories and their advisors, but it is also a defining moment for accountants and business advisors who will be called upon to offer...

Tags: business advisory services | COVID-19