Cloud Services Drive AU & NZ Outsourced Data Centre Services Growth – Frost & Sullivan

The early and strong adoption of cloud computing of Australia and New Zealand has driven growth to their respective data centre services revenue as managed hosting services are also set to outpace co-location. This is according to market research company Frost & Sullivan in their annual reports which form the Frost & Sullivan Australia and New ... Read more

5 Accounts CPAs Should Be Following On Twitter

Previously, we have talked about how professional services like accounting firms can utilise social media platforms, especially Twitter. Now, we’re going to share some accounts we think CPAs should be following on Twitter: Australian Taxation Office (ATO) – @ato_gov_au For updates on Australian Tax and Super Info, you should be following ATO on Twitter. ATO … Read more

MYOB Strengthens NZ Payroll Solutions with Latest Acquisition

Melbourne-based business management solutions provider MYOB has acquired New Zealand-based payroll solutions provider Information Management Services (IMS) for NZ $ 9.7 million as part of its growth strategy to strengthen its online payroll solutions and target value-add acquisitions to enhance its core business. According to MYOB SME Solutions General Manager James Scollay, this is company’s ... Read more

The New QuickBooks Online Accountant: An Essential Tool for Accountants

American software company Intuit has launched a new tool that will improve accountant’s efficiency. QuickBooks Online Accountant (QBOA) was introduced in Australia with improved features to manage clients on all accounting software. It is specially designed to put the essential accounting tools in the most accessible, consistent place. QBOA is comparable to Xero’s Practice Manager … Read more

Australian Accounting Trends in 2015 Financial Year

As another financial year comes to an end for Australia and New Zealand (government), let’s review some of the accounting trends that has driven the industry: Growing Digital Economy Australia’s digital economy is growing at a rapid pace and has contributed $79 billion or 5.1 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) this year, according … Read more

Downturn of Compliance Work: Boon or Bane?

0 The number of SMSF (Self-Managed Super Fund) service providers is expecting a “natural decline”, according to a leading SMSF authority. The SMSF Academy’s co-founder Aaron Dunn states “They’ll realise there are skill sets [required for servicing SMSFs] that don’t suit them and they are bringing greater risk to their business than opportunity.”1 Whether this … Read more