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Apr 2020

Accounting Compliance firms valuation drops in the face of SME closures

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Accounting Firms, Australian compliance, COVID19, systemisation, valuation

I was speaking to an accountant who has a business assisting accounting firms get their practices ready for sale, usually when they are retiring. He assists both buyers and sellers. Basically the premise of valuation of an accounting firm is a multiple of the annual revenue, with individual returns having a lower multiple than other “stickier” clients. There’s a lot …

09

Apr 2020

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Australian SMSF auditors: including the extra Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Notification

By: Odyssey General
Tags: Australian Accountant, COVID19, SMSF, SMSF audit, SMSF auditors

With the longer term impact of COVID-19 as yet one of the unknowns, there has been recent news regarding disclosure requirements for SMSF trustees who have not yet completed their 2019 financial year accounts. We’ve seen some recommendations related to the need to disclose the pandemic as a significant event in the “Events subsequent to Balance Date”. Accountants should be …

19

Mar 2020

The Coronavirus challenge: Forget the historical Compliance work, now is the time for Australian accounting firms to be working real-time with their SME clients to support and ensure their survival…!

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ad-hoc model, australian accounting, COVID19, Outsourced offshore, REAL-TIME

The world has been scrambling to deal with the outbreak of Coronavirus. Governments are limiting travel and imposing quarantines to curb the spread of the Virus. Conferences and meetings are being cancelled. Key supply chains around the world are disrupted. Many businesses are struggling, releasing staff, or just shuttering their doors. Accounting firms are operating in a difficult environment with …