8:15 AM - 8:55 AM
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
The SME Relationship; What Business Owners Want and Need
Through real-life examples and number crunching, we dive into the psyche of SME clients in 2019 and beyond, and what is driving decisions to align with a professional adviser. We reveal how to gain cut-through using accounting concepts to drive up business advisory revenue and consolidate powerful relationships.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
MORNING TEA & NETWORKING
Major Changes to Compulsory Education. Are you Ready?
Compulsory education for accountants is getting a massive overhaul. Whether you provide tax-based services or financial advice, your education record is set for change and scrutiny. In this comprehensive update, we explain:
Are You Cyber Secure? How, When and Why You Need to Take Action Now
Cyber security is now a legal and regulatory requirement for all accountants. Firms with even the most advanced software are being foiled by simple triggers like passwords and sophisticated internal email scams.
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING
Outsourcing a Partner- What you Don’t Know
Did you know you are liable for the work of an outsourcing partner? New rules and regulations put Australian accountants in the driver’s seat - and the firing line - of all work completed outside of their office and offshore. In this session, we run through the opportunities and risks of this new framework, including:
Map Out the Road Ahead- Top Tips, Traps and Strategies for Getting Finance Approved
Access to finance is harder than ever for small business in 2019. In this panel, we speak to expert small business advisers and lending specialists about your best bet for securing lines of credit, including:
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING
Big-ticket compliance issues: How to best prepare for the ATO’s agenda
The ATO joins us for an exclusive look at the developments that accountants can expect in FY2019-20, including compliance, portals and key changes.
Segment 1: ATO’s compliance messages for individual clients
AC Kath Anderson – Sydney only
AC Sonia Corsini – Melbourne only
Segment 2: Updates on ATO systems changes and initiatives
AC Sonia Corsini