Accounting Business Expo 2020 Agenda | Tax Today

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Tax Today, Wednesday 25 March 2020

Jeremy Hirschhorn
09:00

Tax In A Digital World

Jeremy Hirschhorn is Second Commissioner at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). He has overall responsibility for the Client Engagement Group, which fosters willing participation in Australia’s tax and super systems through well-designed client experiences.Jeremy has more than 20 years' experience across the public and private sector in managing complex tax matters.
  • Jeremy will be discussing how the ATO is making the complex more streamlined. Jeremy will also be showcasing how the ATO is using its data to support businesses in new ways, and how he sees the role of tax professionals changing.
The Hon Nick Greiner
09:30

Business And Politics - The Next 10 Years

New political movements in the UK, the US and much of Europe have overturned the status quo, mostly moving to the right. Xi Jinping’s China is exerting its might with the Belt and Road initiative and other projects. Business leaders are weighing into public conversations on the limits of free speech and climate change. What does leadership look like in the next decade?
  • Will business leaders and businesses become advocates for political causes and not just profits?
  • How will political parties revitalise trust with constituents when technology is outpacing governance?
  • Will the era of trillion dollar companies drive Australia towards lesser equality in wealth?
Tanya Titman
10:00

Why An Innovation Strategy Is Not About Technology

How can a firm approach innovation? Does it look different in a small firm compared to a large one? The biggest challenge is convincing people that innovation doesn’t equal technology. It’s about creating a culture and a mindset. Hear one accountant’s exploration of innovation from within her award-winning, 20-staff firm to a $300 million mid-tier.
  • Discover the seven conditions to create a culture of innovation
  • Learn how you can innovate with your business model, process or market
  • Find out how to coordinate innovation within a larger firm
Jake Sewell
Tax Today
10:50

Margin Impossible: How To Get Better Returns Servicing Mum And Dad Property Investors

Mum and Dad property investors can suck up a lot of time. Chasing documents, wading through statements, waiting... it’s not always well paid, glamorous work. And it’s hard to give useful tax advice if you’re only talking once a year, post June 30. Learn how you can shift the workload to your clients, slash time for tax prep and give on-demand tax advice.
  • Discover how to improve your customer service and reduce hours chasing information
  • Learn how to use automated tax calculations and live data feeds to streamline compliance
  • Find out how to slash the time spent on individual returns and smooth out your team workflow
Jake Sewell
Tax Today
10:50

Margin Impossible: How To Get Better Returns Servicing Mum And Dad Property Investors

Mum and Dad property investors can suck up a lot of time. Chasing documents, wading through statements, waiting... it’s not always well paid, glamorous work. And it’s hard to give useful tax advice if you’re only talking once a year, post June 30. Learn how you can shift the workload to your clients, slash time for tax prep and give on-demand tax advice.
  • Discover how to improve your customer service and reduce hours chasing information
  • Learn how to use automated tax calculations and live data feeds to streamline compliance
  • Find out how to slash the time spent on individual returns and smooth out your team workflow
Jamie Norton
Tax Today
12:50

Cyber Security In The Tax And Super Systems

Jamie Norton is Chief Information Security Officer at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). He has overall responsibility for information and cyber security, which provides a foundation for community trust and confidence in the tax and superannuation ecosystem.Jamie has over 20 years of security experience including previous executive roles such as the inaugural CISO for the World Health Organisation and Head of Cyber Security for NEC.
  • Jamie will be joined by Senior Tax Trainer Robyn Jacobson FCA FCPA CTA from TaxBanter to discuss how the digitalisation of global tax and superannuation systems has led to shared cyber security risks, how these risks may be mitigated and what to do to protect your business and clients.
Colin Walker
Tax Today
14:10

Transition From AUSKey To myGovID

Colin Walker is Assistant Commissioner who for a number of years has been responsible for the relationship, management, future experience and support of tax practitioners, and guided the ATO in understanding and utilising the significant influence of tax practitioners in the administration of the tax and superannuation systems. He is now responsible for the transition from AUSkey to MyGovID/RAM for tax professionals.Colin has worked in the tax profession in many roles for over 45 years; mostly with the ATO but also with the International Monetary Fund in 17 overseas Countries.
  • Colin will cover everything you need to know about the transition from AUSkey to myGovID. From why AUSkey is being replaced to what is myGovID and RAM, how it works, what you need to do, and what assistance is available.
James Deliyannis
Tax Today
14:50

Maximising Access To The Downsizer Contribution Concession

The downsizer contribution concession can be an extremely valuable option for older Australians to boost superannuation entitlements. It provides an additional $300,000 contributions cap per individual, it is not subject to the ‘work test’ or the $1.6 million total superannuation balance restriction, and can increase the tax-free component of an individual’s accumulation entitlements in their fund.
  • Find out who qualifies for making a downsizer contribution
  • Learn about the common tips and traps with applying the downsizer contribution concession
  • Find out how to use this concession with existing contribution caps in order to maximise the amount contributed into superannuation
Mark Ellem
Tax Today
14:50

The Danger Of Ignoring The Move To Progressive Reporting

The ATO’s push for further transparency into SMSFs means that regular fund processing is no longer an option – it’s standard. Two years on from major reforms, administrators who fail to process funds more frequently are living dangerously. Hear two experts unravel the shift to progressive processing and why technology is the core to transforming your SMSF service.
  • Learn about compliance reporting requirements and potential pitfalls
  • Discover the progressive processing approach to SMSF administration
  • SuperMate’s game changing AI introduction
Jeremy Thorpe
16:00

Coronavirus, Bushfires, Energy Crisis: What Is The Net Impact On The Economy?

A pandemic shuts down China, the world’s factory, slashing revenue from student fees at universities and strangling supply chains. An apocalyptic fire season demolishes holiday trade along the eastern coast. Climate change denial cripples our energy policy and investment. US-led trade wars increase uncertainty. What will the short and long term effects be on Australia’s economy?
  • Find out whether a tough six months is a good indicator of the next year
  • Discover the impact of global policies on domestic fortunes
  • Understand which industries will be hardest hit
Neil Luo
16:30

The Role Of The Accountant In Shaping The Modern Business Of 2020

A discussion between a rising superstar and an established giant of SME business technology in Australia. Airwallex and Xero will discuss the concept of the modern business and the importance of thinking and acting globally for customers, suppliers and employees.
  • Find out how SMEs are using technology to compete with big business and how their accounting partners are supporting them
  • Hear how Airwallex became the fastest unicorn in Australian history and how startups can supercharge their growth
  • Learn how to identify opportunities to save time and money with automating, offshoring and innovating
last published: 18/Feb/20 23:55

Tax Today, Thursday 26 March 2020

Shane Gannon
09:30

CFO’s Story: How To Manage A $13 Billion Company In Growth Mode

What’s on the plate of a CFO of a $13 billion company that is experiencing rapid growth? Mirvac’s assets under management nearly doubled to $23 billion in five years and are on track to hit $32 billion by 2024. How do you scale up an organisation to handle that growth and avoid inefficiency?
  • Discover the technology trends that are changing the skillset needed in the finance team
  • Find out why employee engagement is such a critical metric to supporting high growth
  • Get tips on how to create a high-performing culture
Gavin Whyte
10:00

Why Everyone Will Move to Real-Time Audits, and When

The basics of carrying out an audit haven’t changed for centuries. The tectonic shifts in technology are giving rise to new ways of thinking that could see sampling dumped for real-time audits of every single transaction – even if a SME sells thousands of items a day.
  • Discover how changes access to banking data will give accountants much more power
  • Learn about the potential new models for audit and when they are likely to emerge
  • Find out how firms can redesign their audit teams and create radical new services
Joshua Cardwell
Tax Today
14:10

Common Capital Gains Tax Rollovers

There are around 40 so-called CGT rollovers within the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. These are broadly within two categories. Those that arise where there is a change of legal ownership but not a change to underlying economic ownership, and those that arise when there is an involuntary change in ownership.
  • Hear about a select number of the most common rollovers in both categories
  • Identify in what circumstances CGT rollovers may be available
  • Understand the purpose and operation of common rollovers
Michael Cranston
Tax Today
15:30

How To Deal With The ATO

What do you do when the ATO comes knocking on your client’s door? High wealth individuals and SMEs – often your best clients – are the most likely targets. Learn the best way to handle an audit based on the inside knowledge of a 40-year ATO veteran and former Deputy Commissioner.
  • Find out how to ensure your clients receive a fair go during an audit
  • Understand the mindset of ATO officials and what they are looking for
  • Discover how to present the best possible face to increase the chance of a successful, quick outcome
last published: 18/Feb/20 23:55

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