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Three Lines Model – No longer a defence

In our experience, not many organisations are aware of the new model and still refer to the Three Lines of Defence Model. Few have formally reviewed the new Three Lines Model and considered its implications.

26 October 2021
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    Aged care

    Aged Care providers are used to dealing with acronyms – now they have a new one to learn.

    Now is not the time for Residential Aged Care providers to get complacent with ACFI however, remember this will remain the basis for funding for the next 12 months, and whilst assessment processes are changing, comprehensive clinical documentation will help ensure that a Resident is assessed accurately and supports the funding outcome. Amber Witherdin and Cameron Bradley discuss what Aged Care providers should be considering.

    26 October 2021
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    Cloud computing

    Are you in Control of your Cloud Computing Arrangements?

    Recently, the IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) has released decisions regarding the treatment of costs associated with SaaS agreements, to clarify the accounting associated with this style of arrangement.

    26 October 2021
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    Intelligence rises at AUSTRAC

    Within the last 12 to 18 months, AUSTRAC have repeatedly advised that they expect organisations to go through their Fintel Alliance and other publications with a ‘fine tooth comb’.

    26 October 2021


2020 Summer Pulse Front Cover

Business insights

Pulse - Summer 2020

Well what a year 2020 has been, one that none of us will forget. I am sure we will all look back on this period and take from it learnings about business and life as we were accustomed to but equally the positive lessons in life that it has delivered. As I recently read “2020 is not the year to get everything you want but the year to appreciate everything you have”. With Christmas less than a month away not a bad thought to reflect on for us all.

9 December 2021
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Audit & Assurance

Clarity - Spring 2021

Our aim is to deliver greater clarity and understanding to our clients on the current and emerging accounting and audit issues. We also look to provide thought leadership and share our knowledge and expertise, in areas that will solve problems and create solutions for clients.

26 October 2021
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Business insights

Pulse - Spring 2021

Spring has officially sprung, bringing us warmer and brighter months to look forward to.

With only three months left of 2021 and a roadmap out of the current COVID restrictions, we look to the future with hope. With New South Wales on the verge of 80% of people fully vaccinated and talk of international travel on the cards by Christmas, it is positive to see some light, shining on the other side of the COVID tunnel.

13 October 2021

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Business Advisory

JBS Hospitality & Events Group | Serving up the foundations of accounting advice for growth

“PKF is our go-to for business advice, which I guess has proved to be a great decision as we have expanded exponentially!"

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ARITA announces key timing issue in COVID-19 temporary relief measures

Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA) announced on 29 September 2020 that it has “become aware of a key timing issue in the COVID-19 temporary insolvency relief measures that has not been widely appreciated.”

2 October 2020
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Risk Management in a COVID-19 world

A business’ reputation is one of its greatest assets and can be severely damaged by being ...

10 February 2021
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Business Advisory

Gilbert Motors | Putting Tom and Sally behind the steering wheel for business growth

“PKF is an amazing foundation for our business – they make sure we make prudent decisions with investments and various other decisions.”

20th March
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JumpStart | PKF Business Advisory Services power up JumpStart to get to where they want to go faster

“PKF understand my position as a start-up…and for me, this means that we’ve been able to succeed earlier.”

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Regulation of Auditing in Australia – What does the future hold?

In this radically changing environment, independent and accurate external auditing is more critical than ever in helping determine efficient and effective capital allocation. Most would agree that recent headwinds – not the least being the COVID-19 pandemic – have created a heightened level of general uncertainty.

17 February 2020
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09 December 2020
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Business Advisory

Seven leadership qualities that will make you a more effective leader
13 January 2021
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Whistleblowing in Australia is still a work in progress – part 2
3 March 2021