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PKF Australia

Accountants and Business Advisers

Our Blogs

27 05 2016

Business exit strategies - Management Buy-Outs

ften overlooked as a viable exit option for business owners, a management buy-out (“MBO”) is a process whereby a company’s management team acquire the company from its current owners.

27 05 2016

Data security risks

With the continued reduction of barriers and overhead costs surrounding the outsourcing of business processes and functions, our approach to managing the associated risks facing governance must evolve to meet the changing business environment.

27 05 2016

Driving integration of information

Technology has changed the way we think about integration and what we expect with regard to how integration can create and drive efficiencies across our business.

25 05 2016

When the whistle blows - from Woodford to Snowden

At the start of this month, I had the great pleasure of hosting Michael Woodford for Chartered_Accountants and ICAS-The Professional Body of CAs.

18 05 2016

Online Datarooms - Focus on Mergers and Acquisitions

Many people have now embraced cloud storage services and online datarooms, particularly in the business world – they offer convenience and are often free. However, with convenience, comes risk.

18 05 2016

What is "Value"? A common business valuation trap

In my role, I am often required to review business and company valuations prepared by other valuers. Whilst most valuations are prepared to a high standard, I continue to come across some common errors.

18 05 2016

Supporting, managing and mitigating enterprise risk

What constitutes enterprise risk will often depend on industry and environmental factors. The critical risks facing an organisation have changed over time and is largely driven by technological advances.

16 05 2016

The Importance of Due Diligence & Directors' Duties

In recent years we have seen improvement in corporate confidence in Australia which has resulted in an increased level of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity.

09 05 2016

Outsourcing and Risk Management from an SME Perspective

With the continued reduction of barriers and overhead costs surrounding the outsourcing of business processes and functions, our approach to managing the associated risks facing governance must evolve to meet the changing business environment.

09 05 2016

What does the Budget mean for me?

On 3 May 2016, the Turnbull Government delivered its first Federal Budget. And it is also the last Federal Budget to be delivered by the current Government given the impending election.

09 05 2016

Constant vigilance needed for fraud and corruption

The findings of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in their “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse” has again emphasised the need for directors, business owners and management to be vigilant when it comes to fraud and corruption.

09 05 2016

A budget for extraordinary times

The Coalition Government’s 2016 Budget centred on three key themes – jobs and growth, changes to the tax system to fix perceived problems and to “live within our means”.

09 05 2016

Will the ASX Listing Rule changes affect you?

Following a meeting of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) on 13 April 2016, numerous changes have been proposed in relation to the listing requirements for participating companies.

06 05 2016

The winning edge

Well they did it. Everyone’s new favourite team, Leicester City are Premier League Champions.

05 05 2016

The biggest mistake you can make with your will

How could Prince die without a Will? Unbelievable but, he could have made a bigger mistake. A recent phone call reminded me of the pain caused by 'controlling from the grave'.

02 05 2016

Lessons to learn from the Mossack Fonseca leak

We have yet to see the true tax fallout of the recent, very public reveal of client details from Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca.

02 05 2016

Reminder to Manufacturers and Suppliers

The recent insolvency of Arrium and OneSteel entities has sparked enquiry from many about their rights after supplying goods to the entities that have entered Voluntary Administration.

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