Access at heart of fixing broken advice model


The contemporary model for advice accessibility was “broken”, meaning financial planners must look for new opportunities to reach the broader pool of unadvised Australians, according to fintech start-up N.. Read More

Planner, accounting convergence on the rise: SFG


SFG Australia will continue to explore opportunities within Australia’s accounting market as the company believes there is increasing convergence between advice offered by financial advisers and accountants. .. Read More

Countplus delivers positive profit


Listed accounting and wealth services group Countplus posted a positive half year result, achieving gross revenue of $58.17 million for the period ending 30 December 2012, up 8.4 per cent. The group reported an.. Read More

Govt to finalise accounting regulations in April


The federal government expects to finalise amendments to its new limited licensing regulations for accountants in April this year. "After feedback from industry on the draft regulations in late 2012, the govern.. Read More

CPA strengthens offshore ties


CPA Australia has strengthened its international accounting ties by signing an agreement with the Shanghai Institute of Certified Public Accountants (SICPA) in China. Late last year, CPA Australia and SICPA sign.. Read More

ICAA names new board


The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) has unveiled its 2013 board, with Tim Gullifer named president of the professional member body. “Tim brings to the board more than 30 years’.. Read More

WHK slashes headcount


Financial services firm WHK Group has cut 123 roles across the company following the completion of an internal business efficiency program. The program, including the staff culling, would have a pre-tax annualis.. Read More

APESB delays start of ethical standard


The board of the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board (APESB) has delayed the introduction of its proposed standard, APES 230 Financial Advisory Services, by 12 months. In a statement released tod.. Read More

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