Fair Work Ombudsman Secures First Accessorial Liability Penalties Against an Accounting Firm

January 10, 2018 Editor Uploads 0

Last year the Fair Work Ombudsman has for the first time used accessorial liability laws to obtain penalties against a professional services firm for knowingly helping one of its clients exploit a vulnerable worker. Victorian accounting firm Ezy Accounting 123 Pty Ltd has been penalised $53,880 after the Federal Circuit Court found earlier in the year that it facilitated underpayments by its client, fast food operator Blue Impression Pty Ltd.

What’s Challenging Today’s Finance Leaders?

January 8, 2018 Editor Uploads 0

Adopting new technologies is the biggest business challenge facing today’s finance leaders and while accounts payable is most likely to be taken over by automation, risk management will remain safe.That’s the view of 374 Australian & New Zealand finance leaders, who share their perspectives in a new report by recruiting experts Hays, What’s Challenging Today’s Finance Leaders?

Xero and Swinburne Spearhead New Learning Platform

November 14, 2017 Editor Uploads 0

Swinburne has partnered with accounting software giant, Xero, to reshape accountancy training in Australia with the launch of a new online learning course for students.

Called the Lifelong Learning Platform, the online accounting tool is designed to help boost the financial literacy of secondary and tertiary students, as well as those looking to reskill.