Accounting Business Expo | Agenda

 

 

Melbourne, 14 - 15 March 2023

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Mar 149:00
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Keynote presentation Peter Costello AO, Chairman, Australian Future Fund

Plenary
Mar 149:10
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Opening remarks from MC Ross Greenwood, Business Editor, Sky News

Plenary
Mar 1410:59
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Stream chair welcome

Cyber Security (Theatre 2)
Mar 1410:59
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Stream chair welcome

Accountants Wellbeing (Theatre 9)
Mar 1411:00
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Managing partners panel - strategy, leadership, technology and future proofing

Practice Management (Plenary Theatre)
Moderator: David Smith, Director, Smithink
Adam Irwin, Managing Partner, Pitcher Partners
Mar 1411:00
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Mar 1411:00
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Strategies to build resilience in the supply chain and procurement

CFO (Theatre 5)
Sara Cullen, Director, The Cullen Group
Mar 1411:00
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Fintech emerging issues panel

Fintech & Pitchfest (Theatre 7)
Dr Dimitrios Salampasis, Director Master of FinTech, Swinburne University of Technology
Mar 1411:00
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How to define and price your advisory services

Bookkeeping (Theatre 6)
Damien Greathead, Head of Marketing, Intuit Australia
Mar 1411:00
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Identity and access management, cloud security and data protection

Cyber Security (Theatre 2)
Nigel Hedges, Group Head of Cybersecurity, Kmart
Mar 1411:00
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Role of leadership in mental health and physical fitness

Accountants Wellbeing (Theatre 9)

Brent shares his leadership story, the goal of running a marathon, and the challenges that large organisations can go through and the important role that mental health and physical fitness plays in our lives as business leaders.

Mar 1411:30
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Superannuation Funds: Risk and Returns of your Investment Options

Super & Wealth (Theatre 4)

With the wide variety of choices available to investors, individuals are faced with the challenge of making the right investment decisions to grow their retirement balance. In addition, with longevity risk, the right asset allocation choice becomes an important decision, not only for younger working investors but also for those who are older and closer to retirement. It is essential to realise that, most likely, having a risky investment strategy may pay off and maximise the investment nest egg rather than face the possibility of running out of money at a later stage of retirement and needing to live another 10-15 years on the public pension system. This presentation will provide an overview of the return and risk analysis of the investment options of superannuation funds in Australia

Mar 1411:30
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Panel - Maximising cash flow, tips to get paid quicker and responding when customers can’t pay

Funding & Finance (Theatre 3)
Mar 1411:30
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How to build a more efficient tax workflow

Tax (Theatre 8)
Meagan Wood, Advisor Strategy, Intuit
Mar 1411:30
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Paytron presentation

CFO (Theatre 5)
Mar 1411:30
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ATO and Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) current issues

Bookkeeping (Theatre 6)

A look at the current ATO and TPB issues affecting bookkeepers and BAS Agents. Industry regulators continue to serve up changes that affect our profession. This session sees bookkeeping association representatives select and explore the issues that will matter to bookkeepers over the next 12 months.

Mar 1411:30
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Navexa Solutions Fast Investment Tax Reporting

Fintech & Pitchfest (Theatre 7)
Mar 1411:30
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The Importance of Cyber Threat Intelligence for Accountants

Cyber Security (Theatre 2)

Learn how cyber threat intelligence can help your Accountancy Practice stay ahead of potential attacks. Early detection of cyber threats helpskeep your team and client's information safe and your brand reputation intact.

Mar 1411:30
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Take care of yourself to be the best accountant and bookkeeper to your clients

Accountants Wellbeing (Theatre 9)
Mar 1411:40
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Stop creating more work for yourself: Simplify with Expensify

Tech Talks (Demo Theatre)

Improve your back office by learning Expensify best practices! From unlimited receipt scanning and mileage tracking to batch reimbursement, automate your preaccounting system with our easy-to-use expense tracking app.

Mar 1412:00
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Property Outlook

Super & Wealth (Theatre 4)
Mar 1412:00
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Carbon's growth strategy

Practice Management (Plenary Theatre)
Mar 1412:00
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Funding As A Service - FAAS

Funding & Finance (Theatre 3)
Mar 1412:00
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Depreciation legislation changes, insights into investor behaviour

Tax (Theatre 8)
Mar 1412:00
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Chief Economist panel on business and economic outlook

CFO (Theatre 5)
Heather Cotching, Chief Economist, Australian Trade Commission
Brendan Rynne, Partner, Chief Economist, KPMG
Mar 1412:00
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Emerging Tech, Sustainability & Fintech

Fintech & Pitchfest (Theatre 7)
Dr Dimitrios Salampasis, Director Master of FinTech, Swinburne University of Technology
Mar 1412:00
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Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 (STP 2) - Early Findings, Common Errors and Mistakes

Bookkeeping (Theatre 6)
Mar 1412:00
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Implications of data breaches for accountants

Cyber Security (Theatre 2)
Clare Gregory, Director, Notifiable Data Breaches, OAIC
Mar 1412:20
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How to stop writing cheques your body can’t cash

Accountants Wellbeing (Theatre 9)

From sitting in silent meditation for 6 months, competing in Brazilian Jujitsu, having an internship in China's largest hospital, to running wellbeing programs at multiple organisations, Lucas Finch has had a unique career. Learn the principles of managing energy as Lucas distils his experiences and insights into an actionable framework suitable for individuals, teams, and organisations.

Mar 1412:30
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New Wave Group’s growth story- Niching, Scaling up Recruitment, Outsourcing, and Digital Success

Practice Management (Plenary Theatre)
Reuben Bergola, Managing Partner, Management Accountant And Tax Accountant, New Wave Business Solutions
Mar 1412:30
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Bookkeeping Industry Survey – Key findings and conclusions

Bookkeeping (Theatre 6)
Mar 1412:30
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Monoova presentation

Fintech & Pitchfest (Theatre 7)
Christian Westerlind Wigstrom, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Monoova
Mar 1413:00
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How do I get rich?" Building your personal wealth - RSM Talk Big Podcast

Super & Wealth (Theatre 4)
Andrew Sykes, Partner, RSM Australia
Young Han, Senior Manager, RSM Australia
Chris Oates, Financial Adviser, RSM Australia
Mar 1413:00
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Accounting industry trends and Benchmarks

Practice Management (Plenary Theatre)

Measuring performance in an accounting firm is a critical task. This session will examine the recent Accountants Pulse Report that details industry challenges and trends. We will look at the latest industry KPI’s and benchmarks and how they relate to the performance of your firm.

Mar 1413:00
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Working with your clients to raise finance

Funding & Finance (Theatre 3)
Peter Angelini, Partner, Stannards Accountants & Advisors
Mar 1413:00
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Panel corporate tax reform

Tax (Theatre 8)
Scott Treatt,, General Manager, Tax Policy & Advocacy, The Tax Institute
Mar 1413:00
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Sustainability Reporting – more than just numbers

CFO (Theatre 5)

Sustainability Reporting – more than just numbers Sustainability is a hot topic at the moment. Organisations worldwide are increasingly seeing the need to develop an environmental, social and governance (ESG) or sustainability report to meet the expectations of their stakeholders, regulators and the public. In this session, Aletta Boshoff, BDO’s National Leader for Sustainability & ESG, and BDO’s National Leader for IFRS & Corporate Reporting, will share some of the latest trends we see in ESG. Aletta will take a look at the business problems (or opportunities!) created by ESG, demystifying the process along the way.

Mar 1413:00
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ATO Compliance and Enforcement

Bookkeeping (Theatre 6)
Mar 1413:00
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How accounting and finance can be cyber resilient panel

Cyber Security (Theatre 2)
Mar 1413:00
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Initiatives to improve wellbeing in the accounting and finance team and organisation

Accountants Wellbeing (Theatre 9)
Mar 1413:00
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Virtual IT Managed Services Tech Talk

Tech Talks (Demo Theatre)
Peter Loosley, Managing Director, Virtual IT Managed Services
Mar 1413:30
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How do I buy practice and not screw it up

Practice Management (Plenary Theatre)
David Smith, Director, Smithink
Mar 1413:30
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How Accounting firms borrow for growth without property

Funding & Finance (Theatre 3)

What you need to know and should be thinking about, eligibility, pros and cons, live demo of various scenarios. Untap funding for strategic opportunities for accountants and other professions for succession planning, property and more.

Mar 1413:30
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6 Tips to Streamline your Bookkeeping Workflow

Bookkeeping (Theatre 6)
Damien Greathead, Head of Marketing, Intuit Australia
Mar 1414:00
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You’ve put all this energy into building a business, how are you managing your personal finance

Super & Wealth (Theatre 4)

Session to cover estate planning, sequencing risk and longevity of capital

Mar 1414:00
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Practice managers panel: insights on running a successful practice

Practice Management (Plenary Theatre)

Panel discussion on running a practice from administration, premises, staffing, IT and whole lot more

Mar 1414:00
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Small business bonus deductions – What you need to know

Tax (Theatre 8)
  • Find out the details behind the new small business skills and training and technology investment bonus deductions
  • Look at examples on how you can help and advise your clients to get the bonus deductions
  • Run through methods that you can use to get the conversation started
Mar 1414:00
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Delivering Cost Savings through Business Automation

CFO (Theatre 5)

Innovations in trade will come when buyers and sellers are able to converge on one single platform that allows for optimised trading relationships for both parties in the transaction.Selfish software that maximises efficiencies for only one business in the transaction is not the answer, it truncates the supply chain and creates barriers.Instead, businesses should adopt a single platform that provides operational efficiencies for all parties in the supply chain and that acts a mechanism for flexible terms of trade disconnected from either the buyer or seller.

Mar 1414:00
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Panel Evolving role of the CFO

CFO (Theatre 5)
  • Serving as a coach and mentor to finance team members
  • Providing oversight and input as a business change agent
  • Being a leader and external facing business advocate

Josie Pane, Chief Financial Officer, HVP Plantations
Suzanna Kotsiski, Group Financial Controller, Salta Properties
Megan Toose, Chief Financial Officer, SPL
Mar 1414:00
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Bookkeeping Apps Panel

Bookkeeping (Theatre 6)
Mar 1414:00
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Strategies for protecting sensitive data

Cyber Security (Theatre 2)
Kelly Henney, Partner Audit Assurance Risk, KPMG
Mar 1414:00
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Using science to create a Thriving Mind

Accountants Wellbeing (Theatre 9)
Mar 1414:30
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Accounting our impact on nature -nature positive’ the new ‘net zero’

Super & Wealth (Theatre 4)
  • Global investment trends are demanding disclosure around a company’s direct and indirect (value chain) risks and impacts on nature
  • These trends are follow climate “net zero” trend closely
  • There are likely implications for business if greenwashing occurs, including from Regulators and customers
  • Now is the time to take stock of “nature-related risk” and consider the “nature-related opportunities”, and get in front of the curve

Mar 1414:30
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GSD'ing (Getting Shit/Stuff Done) with a small team

Accountants Wellbeing (Theatre 9)

In the session, we'll go into how to take control of your time to GSD, how to use time tracking to achieve goals, how to approach problems and easily find solutions, and how to efficiently run projects, the Expensify way.

Mar 1415:00
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Panel - Surfacing accurate useful data for your clients - the apps and the techniques

Practice Management (Plenary Theatre)
Mar 1415:00
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Division 7A - ATO final tax determination application of Division 7A to trust entitlements arising on or after 1 July 2022

Tax (Theatre 8)

The latest ATO interpretation of ‘financial accommodation’ for the purposes of section 109D(3) ITAA 1997 where corporate beneficiaries fail to demand immediate payment of trust entitlements. The complexities arising from the various ATO interpretations of the application of Division 7A to trust entitlements, in particular the treatment of trust entitlements conferred on corporate beneficiaries in respect of the 2022 financial year. The impact and ongoing legacy implications of the ATO guidance set out in PCG 2017/13

Mar 1415:00
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Developing your executive presence

CFO (Theatre 5)
Mar 1415:00
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Cyber risk and the insider threat

Cyber Security (Theatre 2)
Mar 1415:00
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Diversity & Inclusion - how good leaders lead with inclusivity and improve your team’s wellbeing

Accountants Wellbeing (Theatre 9)
Peter McCarthy, Principal, Precision Taxation Accounting & Management
Mar 1415:30
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Pitchfest Accounting, Finance & SME start-ups

Fintech & Pitchfest (Theatre 7)

Pitchfest Accounting, Finance & SME start-ups. The start-ups are up against the clock to articulate their innovation and business case. Each session will feature feedback from the judges us they compete for a prize. Join us to cast your vote for the popular winner

Will Lawson, Partner, Seed Space Venture Capital
Paul Baron, President, Melbourne Angels
Christian Westerlind Wigstrom, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Monoova
Mar 1415:30
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Data Breaches, BEC Scams, and their commercial risks

Cyber Security (Theatre 2)

Australia's businesses are facing a growing threat of data breaches and BEC scams. With 20x more data breaches than the global average, financial leaders need to be extra vigilant to protect themselves from payment fraud. But what does that mean? Join us in this talk as we dive into the mind of the cybercriminal and uncover the strategies to safeguard your business and financial assets.

Niek Dekker, Head of Marketing, Eftsure
Mar 1415:30
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LGBTI and diversity within the Australian accounting profession

Accountants Wellbeing (Theatre 9)
Mar 1416:00
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Practice technology: what is right for you?

Practice Management (Plenary Theatre)
Alan FitzGerald, The Software Whisperer, Practice Connections Advisory
Mar 1416:00
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YOUtax story of client innovation for tax services -process, communication, and technology

Tax (Theatre 8)
  • What client problems are we solving?
  • Improving internal workflow efficiencies
  • Communicating with your clients to love your service

2022 Xero innovative partner of the year

Mar 1416:00
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The Fractured Finance Department

CFO (Theatre 5)

The session is on the modern finance department in SME businesses, where a range of internal and external resources are used, often without structures, systems and clear objectives. There is also often poor communication and a lack of collaboration and leadership.

Colin Wright, Director, The Virtual CFO Group Australia
Mar 1416:00
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Exiting the Industry

Bookkeeping (Theatre 6)

What you need to consider when exiting the industry when the time comes for you to hang up your hat.What is your Exit strategy and what does it look like?If selling, what do you need to do to get top dollar and what things do you need to do with your clients to get them ready for your exit.

Mar 149:40
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The only way to Mars is to build your own rocket

Plenary

Expensify is one of the few profitable, multi-billion dollar tech companies out there and went from 0 users to IPO by staying true to its vision. In this session, Expensify's COO Anu Muralidharan shares how she stepped off the well-traversed path along with Expensify to create her own rocket launcher by ignoring detractors, challenging the norm, and trusting her ideas.

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Mar 159:30
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A future without jobs: Reimaging accounting careers

Plenary

This short, proactive presentation will uncover the latest insights into why and how accounting skills and roles will be profoundly reshaped in the next decade. Exploration will be made of how pressure from the design of work and employment will see employment in many traditional accounting occupations diminish. This will occur while the professional capabilities of accountants continue to migrate across other disciplines and industries. In conclusion we will consider how the profession, employers and educators respond to a paradox where future accounting jobs as we know them disappear while employment opportunities for those possessing accounting skills expand.

Mar 1511:00
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Panel - Offshoring accounting and finance, what are the right questions to ask

Outsourcing & Offshoring (Theatre 9)

The session to cover impact of offshoring on the accounting and finance sector, how offshoring enhances the team and not replaces them. What are the right questions to ask when considering offshoring and what ongoing support you need when you start offshoring

Thuy Doan, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Innovature BPO
Mar 1511:00
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Panel Apps + Best apps/software for global teams

AI & Automation (Plenary Theatre)
Mar 1511:00
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How big can the SMSF sector be?

SMSF (Theatre 4)

The SMSF sector has experienced rapid growth since the start of the pandemic. In this session deputy SMSF Association CEO, Peter Burgess, will explain the drivers behind this growth and will share his views on the factors holding the sector back and where the sector will be in 10 years time.

Peter Burgess, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Director of Policy & Education, SMSF Association
Mar 1511:00
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Business Valuation Online presentation

Business Advisory (Theatre 5)
Mar 1511:00
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Panel SME tax reform

Tax (Theatre 8)
Mar 1511:00
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Assurance over your sustainability report

Audit & Assurance (Theatre 3)

You have drafted a sustainability report: what is next? Aimed at preparers of sustainability reports, this session will highlight reasons to obtain assurance over a sustainability report, and guide attendees through the process, so they may know what to expect when seeking assurance over a sustainability report.

Mar 1511:00
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Crypto Taxation and Record Keeping

Crypto (Theatre 2)
Mar 1511:00
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STP Phase 2 – Getting it right!

Payroll & HR (Theatre 6)
  • Get the latest STP information
  • Double check you are doing the right thing
  • Common reporting questions and mistakes
Mar 1511:00
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The Key Is Remarkable Client Experience

Marketing (Theatre 7)

Not everyone knows the technical differences between a good accountant and a great accountant, but everyone knows bad service from a remarkable experience. The question then is, what standards are you setting for your existing and prospective clients? Learn the importance that your clients place on how you make them feel, opportunities to delight them, setting and resetting expectations and a selection of tactics you can go and implement today.

Mar 1511:00
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All about Approved!: The Ins and Outs of Expensify's Partner Program

Tech Talks (Demo Theatre)

Description: Are you an accountant or bookkeeper and keen to find ways to save you and your client heaps of time? Discover how to become an official ExpensifyApproved! Partner to get exclusive perks for both you and your clients.

Mar 1511:30
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SuperConcepts SMSF presentation

SMSF (Theatre 4)
Nicholas Ali, Executive Manager, SMSF Technical Specialist, SuperConcepts
Mar 1511:30
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Business advisory growth: what it takes to successfully implement a business advisory service line in your firm

Business Advisory (Theatre 5)
Mar 1511:30
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Mar 1511:30
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Emerging issues in blockchain for accounting and finance sector panel

Crypto (Theatre 2)
Jana Schmitz, Digital Economy Policy Lead , Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia
Elizabeth Morton, Lecturer/Research Fellow, RMIT University
Steve Vallas, Managing Director, BlockchainAPAC
Mar 1511:30
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Employer Obligations Reporting

Payroll & HR (Theatre 6)
Stefanie Merlino, Partner, People Advisory, Global Expatriate Services & Employment Taxes, BDO
Mar 1511:30
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Maximise client deductions, maintain compliance and reduce risk

Tech Talks (Demo Theatre)

BMT Tax Depreciation works with accountants and their clients to maximise depreciation claims that reduce risk, while maintaining 100 per cent Australian Taxation Office compliance.With over twenty years of experience, and having completed over 800,000 tax depreciation schedules, BMT has the most comprehensive schedule on the market.Join BMT CEO Bradley Beer in this session as he discusses recent developments in the depreciation landscape, BMT’s quality assurance approach and relevant legislation. He will also cover the free tools that BMT provides to accountants to ensure managing client depreciation claims is easy.

Mar 1512:00
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Cloudstaff outsourcing presentation

Outsourcing & Offshoring (Theatre 9)
Chris McDonald, VP of Growth, Cloudstaff
Mar 1512:00
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The Modern Inventory Toolkit - Is your business ready?

AI & Automation (Plenary Theatre)
  • A risk management approach to inventory planning
  • Technology that identifies and automatically responds to supply chain disruption
  • Ability to model alternative inventory optimisation solutions
Mar 1512:00
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Changes to superannuation, are you ready?

SMSF (Theatre 4)

Session to cover the changes from 1st July 2022 to Super and implications of the changes and removal of work test, changes to downsizing contribution and work test

Mar 1512:00
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100A tax dilemmas for trust beneficiaries

Tax (Theatre 8)
Robyn Jacobson, Senior Advocate, The Tax Institute
Mar 1512:00
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Mar 1512:00
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Technology and ISMS for accounting professionals

Audit & Assurance (Theatre 3)

What is better than good technology you can adopt into your business and administer yourself? Good technology that is coupled with a service provider that administers it for you.The team at Accountancy Insurance are serious about good technology. That is why we will never stand still in seeking out the best solutions available for business intelligence, security, compliance, process, and tools, to makes the lives of accounting professionals more efficient.See how we are leveraging innovation and tech to provide services to the accounting professionals/community.

Mar 1512:00
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How to Make Payroll a Profit Center for Accounting & Bookkeeping Firms

Payroll & HR (Theatre 6)
Meagan Wood, Advisor Strategy, Intuit
Lauretta Finis, Director, Quick Bizness Bookkeeping Solutions
Mar 1512:00
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Embracing social platforms to appeal to millennial business owners panel

Marketing (Theatre 7)

Embracing social platforms to appeal to millennial business owners

Panel discussion on using social media like Instagram and Linkedin to grow your business

Mar 1512:30
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The top SMSF issues for accountants and trustees for 2023 panel

SMSF (Theatre 4)

Panel to cover the top SMSF issues for accountants and trustees for 2023

Rohan Mansfield, Principal, LDB Group
Peter Burgess, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Director of Policy & Education, SMSF Association
Mar 1512:30
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Audit emerging technology and top tech trends

Audit & Assurance (Theatre 3)
Rakin Hasan, Senior Audit Manager, Commonwealth Bank
Mar 1512:30
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What the Federal IR changes mean for your business

Payroll & HR (Theatre 6)

The Federal Government is proposing a suite of changes to the current industrial relations landscape — how will you be affected?

Mar 1513:00
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Business Process Optimisation and Automation

AI & Automation (Plenary Theatre)
  • Remove the manual processes from your business
  • Learn how your accounting software can be integrated with your favourite CRM and other software packages
  • Automate the creation of personalised documents including invoices, quotes and sales contracts
Mar 1513:00
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The Talent Trap – Understanding talent dynamics that underpin successful business advisory

Business Advisory (Theatre 5)

Purposeful practice objectives and how they deter or attract the right talent.

Interviewing for business advisory talent

How to cultivate a culture and practice that nurtures the ‘right’ talent.

Mar 1513:00
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Changes to Super and Employer Obligations

Payroll & HR (Theatre 6)
Mar 1513:00
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Decentralized Finance (DeFi) opportunities for accounting and finance panel

Crypto (Theatre 2)
Mar 1513:00
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How to scale your business using employee scheduling software

Payroll & HR (Theatre 6)
Emma Seymour, CFO, Deputy
Steve Clement, General Manager, Deputy
Mar 1513:00
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The 21st Century Client - What Do They Really Want?

Marketing (Theatre 7)

With decreasing customer loyalty and increasing importance of service levels, many professional firms are left with a business that struggles to meet the needs of their clients. A ‘good’ level of service is no longer sufficient to create and sustain strong client relationships. What do progressive accounting and advisory firms have to do to meet the needs of their clients?

Mar 1513:30
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Innovature BPO presentation

Outsourcing & Offshoring (Theatre 9)
Sebastien Thillaye, Growth Director, Innovature BPO
Mar 1513:30
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Automating customer journey

AI & Automation (Plenary Theatre)
Tania Allen, Director, Vision Alliance
Mar 1513:30
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NFP Opportunities & Risks

Business Advisory (Theatre 5)

Session to cover NFP Opportunities & Risks, green incentive for EVand risks for volunteer directors

Mar 1513:30
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Tax Practitioners Response to the TPB Review

Tax (Theatre 8)
  • Ethics and the Code of Conduct
  • Investigations
  • Penalties and Safe Harbour
Mar 1513:30
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Why accounting firms need tax audit protection to protect their practice and client fees

Audit & Assurance (Theatre 3)

Why accounting firms needs tax audit protection to protect their practice and clientfees

Brenden Turner, Director, AuditSave
Mar 1513:30
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Practical insights on podcast and branding

Marketing (Theatre 7)
Mar 1513:30
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SuperMate – SMSF and portfolio management software tech talk

Tech Talks (Demo Theatre)
Andy Forbes, Chief Technology Officer, SuperConcepts
Mar 1514:00
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Business Advisory panel

Business Advisory (Theatre 5)
Liam Bellamy, Partner, RRI Advisory
Jacob Fahmy, Director, Advisory Corp Accountants & Advisors
Mar 1514:00
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Dealing with client’s tax disputes

Tax (Theatre 8)
Sunny Ghedia, Director, Anderson & Sjoquist
Mar 1514:00
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Mar 1514:00
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Deputy Tech Talk

Tech Talks (Demo Theatre)
Edison Fu, Senior Account Executive, Deputy
Mar 1514:30
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Outsourcing your CFO support

Outsourcing & Offshoring (Theatre 9)
  • What to expect from a virtual CFO service
  • How do you effectively outsource your CFO support - How to get the most value from the relationship - What are the risks and how to do mitigate them?
  • Virtual CFO – marriage for life or a brief affair?
Mar 1514:30
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SMSF auditors’ challenges

SMSF (Theatre 4)
Rohan Mansfield, Principal, LDB Group
Mar 1514:30
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Insolvency & Turnaround – helping your clients navigate the challenges of financial difficulties

Business Advisory (Theatre 5)

With life returning to a more business as usual approach, government support schemes ended, interest rates rising and a tax department keen on collecting overdue taxes many businesses will face financial stresses.Accountants as trusted advisors are more often than not the first port of call for clients in financial distress, knowing how to approach what can be difficult conversations and be able to explain the alternatives that are available is so important in helping your client through a period of both financial and personal difficulty.Insolvency however can be a mind field for accountants who do not play in this space, so knowing what you can do and what you should not do is imperative.Robyn Erskine is a highly respected Insolvency and Turnaround specialist with many years experience and in this session will guide you through this tricky area.

Robyn Erskine, Partner, Brooke Bird
Mar 1514:30
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The ASBFEO’s Tax Concierge Service and how it helps Small Business

Tax (Theatre 8)
The Hon. Bruce Billson, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
Mar 1514:30
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RegTech as an enabler for SMEs and Accountants

Audit & Assurance (Theatre 3)
  • What is RegTech?
  • Why it creates value and differentiation
  • Real tools for real people
  • Helping your clients focus on customers not compliance
Mar 1514:30
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Attracting and retaining talent panel

Payroll & HR (Theatre 6)

Panel on how to build a culture that retains and attracts high performance talent

Mar 1514:30
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Independent Reserve crypto presentation

Crypto (Theatre 2)
Mar 1514:30
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How to make the right business decisions when balancing passion, life and a business

Marketing (Theatre 7)
    know that small business owners are in a constant juggle. Life affects work. Work affects life. And if you’re going to survive and thrive, you need to look after yourself. The statistics are clear for small business owners with 60% closing or choosing to close in the first 3 years. We know that it's more than just numbers and accountants understand this even more.

  • An exciting journey of an event manager that created the Cheese Lovers Festival. (60million PR reach, Worldwide)

  • What were the challenges and opportunities when balancing passion, life and business?

  • How can small business owners make the right business decisions with a community and their accountants?

Mar 1515:00
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Estate Planning

SMSF (Theatre 4)
Grant Abbott, Director, Lightyear Group
Mar 1515:00
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Advising on family business – challenges and opportunities

Business Advisory (Theatre 5)

Session to cover understanding family dynamics, resolving family conflict and succession planning

Mar 1515:00
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Logbooks That Work For You

Tax (Theatre 8)
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  • Minimise administration and maximise internal compliance

  • How to get valid logbooks for your organisation and avoid the mad rush leading up to FBT year end

  • Strategies for addressing driver privacy concern

Mar 1515:00
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Laws, Regulation & Government Policy for Crypto & Blockchain panel

Crypto (Theatre 2)

Panel on law, regulation and government policy on how the law currently regulates blockchains and cryptocurrencies, and how this might change over the near future

Mar 1515:00
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Upcoming payroll changes that business needs to know about

Payroll & HR (Theatre 6)
Tracy Angwin, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Payroll Association
Mar 1515:00
Conference pass

Scale Up Your Practice By Niching Down panel

Marketing (Theatre 7)
  • How to find the niche? How to find a profitable niche
  • How to tailor the service - remove this line
  • What is the marketing position Marketing your niche
  • People & processes to scale - Product, people, and processes to scale
Meryl Johnston, Founder, Bean Ninjas
Mar 1515:30
Conference pass

Complexity of eCommerce - practical solutions for bookkeepers and accountants

AI & Automation (Plenary Theatre)
Mar 1515:30
Conference pass

The good, the bad and the ugly in the property market

SMSF (Theatre 4)
Mar 1515:30
Conference pass

Why your business advisory practice is losing to ‘business coaches’ and how to stop it

Business Advisory (Theatre 5)
  • Understand the importance of addressing business owners wants and needs
  • Navigating the ‘accountant’s curse’ when assessing and addressing lead and lag indicators
  • Appreciate what you are putting in the way of your practice’s success, sometimes without knowing it

Mar 1515:30
Conference pass

Tips for training millennials and improving engagement

Payroll & HR (Theatre 6)
Joyce Ong, Co-Founder, Tax Nuggets Academy, CA Top 20 Future Leader
Mar 1515:30
Conference pass

Automating customer journey

Marketing (Theatre 7)
Tania Allen, Director, Vision Alliance
last published: 01/Feb/23 02:45 GMT