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Jotham Lian

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Jotham Lian is the editor of Accountants Daily, the leading source of breaking news, analysis and insight for Australian accounting professionals.

Before joining the team in 2017, Jotham wrote for a range of national mastheads including the Sydney Morning Herald, and Channel NewsAsia.

You can email Jotham at: [email protected] 

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New regulation creates discrimination for accountants, lawyer finds

A discrepancy in ASIC’s treatment of licensed and unlicensed accountants in relation to the tax advice exemption instr...READ MORE
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'Double jeopardy' facing Aussie accounting firms

Women in professional services with culturally diverse backgrounds are facing a double glass ceiling of gender and ethni...READ MORE

Simpler BAS blasted as 'not so simple'

A bookkeeping firm has taken aim at the new Simpler BAS provisions over a month following its introduction, stating that...READ MORE

Government pushed on major gateway, payments reform

One bookkeeping industry body is set to push the government to apply a ‘common sense legal solution’ to address the ...READ MORE

Kreston Australia chairperson resigns, firm leaves network

A Kreston firm has left the international network to merge with an Australian-based firm, and the chairperson of Kreston...READ MORE

Director banned following $1.2m tax liability

The corporate regulator has banned a NSW man from managing companies as part of a messy tax debt situation. READ MORE

New STP dates confirmed as ATO goes on compliance blitz

The government has confirmed that the Single Touch Payroll will now roll over to small businesses with less than 20 empl...READ MORE
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Key acquisitions boosts firm’s financial year results

Prime Financial Group Ltd’s focus on acquisitions has delivered a 30 per cent profit for the FY16/17, with accounting ...READ MORE

MYOB announces buy-back scheme

Accounting software provider MYOB has announced a $102 million share buy-back programme for a period of 12 months, on th...READ MORE
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ASIC to eye big 4 in win for SME clients

ASIC has confirmed it will work in line with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to monitor th...READ MORE

‘Big deal’ for SME clients in banks’ move

Small business advocates have welcomed the big four banks’ move to eliminate unfair terms in small business contracts,...READ MORE

Intuit Australia posts massive subscriber growth

Accounting software provider Intuit Australia has announced an 89 per cent subscriber growth for FY16/17, attributing th...READ MORE

Accountant, bookkeeper lines tipped to blur

Accountants looking to establish or expand bookkeeping services makes “a lot of sense”, says one technology consulta...READ MORE
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Accounting body hails ‘huge win’ in new law reforms

One accounting body has commended the government’s move to legislate significant amendments to competition laws in a ...READ MORE

ATO mulls changes for ‘confusing’ CGT system

The ATO has floated the idea of a simpler approach to elements of capital gains tax (CGT) in an effort to minimise what ...READ MORE


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