Diane Lucas | Director
Direct Management

Diane Lucas, Director, Direct Management

With a bookkeeper (Diane Lucas of https://www.directmanagement.com.au) and an accountant (Kane Munro of www.activeoutsourcing.com.au and www.accountancyonline.com.au) presenting to their fellow professionals, they found that it made a lot of sense to combine their knowledge and opinions to tackle some of the issues and questions that affect both professions in today's digital age.

From a small question and answer session at the end of the conference they have launched a podcast called, fittingly "The Bookie and The Beano".

Each week The Bookie and The Beano examines the different challenges of operating in professional practice from the standpoint of both a bookkeeper and an accountant as well as the perspective of different generations and gender.

It's a unique way of looking at the different issues affecting our professions today.

Available on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and most podcast platforms The Bookie and The Beano is released fortnightly and is essential listening for anyone either in professional practice or looking to start out in it.


Day 2 @ 11:30

A Synergy Of Peers: The Best Approach To Collaborating With Accountants

Why do bookkeepers always end up playing second string to the accountant? Especially when they are even closer and know more about the client’s business? Reframe your role as equal in value to the accountant – in the accountant’s eyes, as well as the client’s. Then it becomes much easier to charge what you're really worth.
  • Find out why collaboration never works without mutual respect
  • Learn how to explain your value and find accountants who will listen
  • Discover how your pricing is tied to your client’s perception of your value
last published: 04/Aug/20 04:55 GMT

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