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First-ever accounting conference and expo launches


Accountants Daily will host its inaugural ACE24 Accountants Daily Conference and Exhibition, where the ATO and other accounting specialists will share deep insights.

By Malavika Santhebennur 13 minute read

Run with support from principal partner accountantsGPS, ACE24 will be held on Thursday, 20 June 2024 at Hyatt Regency in Sydney. Click here to buy your tickets.

The comprehensive one-day conference will equip accounting professionals and businesses with knowledge about a raft of regulatory changes, shifting client expectations, and technological advancements so they can thrive in their businesses.

The jam-packed agenda features a panel of expert speakers who will provide tips on how to stay at the forefront of the evolving accounting and tax landscape.


Attendees will receive essential updates from the ATO about emerging compliance issues within tax and super, as well as its views and guidance on recent legislative changes.

Speakers include:

John Jeffreys, director of John Jeffreys Tax: Jeffreys will examine the residual issues stemming from the first set of changes to the Tax Agent Services Act, and help practitioners prepare for further changes set to apply from the middle of this year. He will answer your burning questions and cover some common queries he receives from practitioners about the changes.

John Knight, managing director and founder of Business Depot: He will delve into the evolution of “team” in accounting, how businesses could adapt to the changing dynamics of a modern team, and recruit and retain top-tier talent while allowing team members to grow.

Paul Mather, founder of FBT Salary Packaging Solutions: With the ATO targeting a number of Australian employers who are not registered for fringe benefits tax (FBT), Mather will share how accountants can ensure clients are FBT-compliant and avoid steep penalties. Attendees will discover how to leverage salary packaging to benefit employers and employees, including tax-effective remuneration and potential cost savings.

Sarah Lancaster, partner at Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers: She will unpack the latest position on payroll tax by each of the states and any amnesties that apply, and explain what tax practitioners need to know when assisting clients in this area. With the rules having significantly impacted professional structures such as medical and healthcare practices, Lancaster will explore recent case law and what it means for medical practices and other businesses impacted by the rulings.

John McInerney, partner, financial advisory at Grant Thornton: Attendees will hear how they could leverage the small business restructuring process to clean up old debt, how to prevent directors from personal liability for insolvent trading or repayment of the company’s tax debt if they received a director penalty notice from the ATO.

Chris Balalovski, partner at BDO: He will detail strategies for clients impacted by the Division 296 tax for super balances above $3 million and the processes that employers need to follow to prepare for payday super. He will highlight potential roadblocks that may arise and how to mitigate them.

Julia Thomson, head of data analytics and content at The Benchmarking Group: She will speak about the future of accounting and highlight how firms can position themselves to gain a competitive edge.

Theory and Motion CEO Inbal Rodnay will discuss how smaller accounting practices could use artificial intelligence tools to enhance tax research, data analysis, and client communication, while Eunoia Mindset strategic mindset coach Danielle Nastov will outline how business owners who feel overwhelmed can swiftly return to high performance.

Throughout the conference, attendees can network with leaders in the accounting profession, along with their peers and colleagues.

Commenting on its partnership with the inaugural conference, accountantsGPS CEO and co-founder George Haramis said he believes that the time has arrived for the accounting profession to be a significant player in the delivery of broad-based financial and SMSF services, including personal advice to the community.

“accountantsGPS believes that any accounting firm attending the ACE24 Conference will benefit from the panel of expert speakers, the incredible content, and general networking with like-minded peers by gaining new knowledge across a variety of topics, to improve overall productivity and the resulting value they deliver to their clients,” he said.

“Digital technology such as that provided by accountantsGPS (and moneyGPS) now make it possible for the accounting profession to offer these critical services in a simple and compliant manner.

“Our involvement in this important conference is to demonstrate our ongoing support for the profession and their respective clients.”

The ACE24 Accountants Daily Conference and Exhibition will be held on Thursday, 20 June 2024 at Hyatt Regency in Sydney. Click here to buy your tickets.

For more information, including agenda and speakers, click here.

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