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When you first got into the accounting or bookkeeping business, you probably never imagined you’d one day be sitting here reading digital ma...
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Preparing and sending engagements to clients has for some time been a grudge activity that accountants know they need to undertake. Still be...
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Upfront pricing, whether fixed fee or value-based (or a combination of both), is not a new concept to the accounting industry; we have heard...
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When you got into the accounting or bookkeeping business, you probably made that career choice to put to good use a number of your skills an...
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Are you currently undertaking additional grant work? Are your scope and engagements up to date to mitigate your practice’s risk of scope cre...
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Do you tend to cringe when clients ask you to do more than the work they’ve originally hired you to do? Or when they take up your time, pick...
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2106 AMER That Awkward Convo Discussing Prices Blog Banner
When you shop at the grocery, you can see the price of the apples, posted right there on the bin. No one is having that awkward conversation...
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It’s almost the end of the financial year (EOFY), which means one thing: review time. Client reviews are great - but internal reviews can be...
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Jeffery Davidson is President of Jeffery Davidson & Associates, a full-service accounting practice based in the outskirts of Houston, U.S. W...
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2105 Global Merchant Fees blogbanner
Let’s start at the beginning, what are Merchant Fees? Put simply they are charges that a business incurs from using certain payment types, p...
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2105 GLOBAL Agile Accountant blogbanner
The word “agile”— almost like some kind of balloon — gets bopped around in business circles quite a bit nowadays. We know you’ve heard it. T...
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How often do you find yourself saying there isn’t enough time in the day?Chances are you can relate to the 95% of attendees who joined our w...
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Bringing on new clients is a critical part of running an accounting firm. New clients help you grow your practice, further develop your expe...
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Generally speaking, tax season—the four-month-long period where tax professionals diligently set about collecting their clients’ financial f...
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Congratulations! You’ve checked a massive do-to off your list: sent out your engagements for 2021. You're ready to start the work and let Pr...
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Most of us will know that producing engagement letters is a hassle that we have to deal with in order to stay in line with our regulatory bo...
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As you may well have seen, the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) recently declared that accountants are one of the six most com...
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It’s hard to believe that we're now into the final days of 2020. While most of us will be happy to see the end of what's been a challenging ...
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2020 has been turbulent to say the least. On top of accountants and bookkeepers having to contend with lockdowns and isolation, they’ve also...
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We hope you’ve planned some time off over the holiday period to rest, relax and spend time with family and friends as you prepare for 2021. ...
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Accountants are undeniably business experts. Unfortunately, however, many aren’t pricing experts. There’s no set formula when it comes to pr...
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It’s Global Bookkeeping Week, but this iteration feels very different to previous years. As I sit back and reflect on the multitude of chall...
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As accountants and bookkeepers across Australia prepare to help their clients assess eligibility for the next round of JobKeeper, let’s take...
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Have you ever had a fee dispute with one of your clients?Have they ever been unhappy with the services that you’ve provided or the timeline ...
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What’s the difference between a good accounting practice, and a great accounting practice? Is it revenue growth, widespread client satisfact...
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It’s crunch time for many accountants out there. The pandemic has had a widespread effect on the global economy, and as such, businesses are...
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Juggling motherhood
In the latest instalment of ‘Conversations over coffee’, I caught up with Aly Garrett, founder of All in Advisory and one of our Top 50 Wome...
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0520 Fromthe Frontlines
Everything’s a little topsy-turvy right now. Across the world, countries have been hit by immense tragedy and sharp economic decline. It’s a...
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0420 Job Keeper v2
Regardless of where you sit in the advisory vs compliance space, there is no doubt that Covid-19 and specifically the JobKeeper Scheme have ...
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Working with your client to extend payment terms during an economic downturn is key to providing a stellar long-term relationship for both p...
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0320 New Starters Jeanie Josh v3
Practice Ignition is thrilled to welcome Jennie Moore and Josh Lance as we round out our Head of Accounting team for North America. Welcome ...
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0320 AFR Award Winners Social Tile 7th v2
This week, we’re very pleased to announce our inclusion in the 2020 AFR Fast 100! It’s an exciting moment for us to be recognised as Austral...
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By connecting Xero with Practice Ignition you can already automate your invoices in Xero, saving you hours on manual tasks each month.Now, w...
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As an accountant, you manage a lot of apps on behalf of your clients. Changes to cloud accounting subscriptions can mean you need an easy wa...
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Welcome Damien
Today, Practice Ignition is excited to welcome Damien Greathead to the team as Head of Marketing. As a seasoned leader in cloud accounting, ...
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Pricing services
Moving away from hourly billing to fixed pricing is certainly a trend these days. The trouble is, not everyone knows how to establish prices...
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As 2019 draws to a close, we'd like to say thanks for being a part of the Practice Ignition community. Let's reflect on the year that was. B...
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Xerocon London Recap blog
Last month, we had the pleasure of attending Xerocon London. Or what has now been dubbed... ‘Glastonbury for accountants’.And this year’s Xe...
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Christmas Cash Flow 2019 blog
But will you be relaxed when January comes around and you’ve come to find a stack of outstanding invoices?Many businesses find themselves un...
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Welcome Rebecca
We’re thrilled to welcome Rebecca Mihalic to the Practice Ignition team as our Head of Accounting (APAC). An entrepreneurial spirit with ove...
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Welcome Emma
Today, Practice Ignition is delighted to welcome Emma Crawford-Falekaono to the team as Head of EMEA. With a proven track record of leading ...
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Welcome Jackie Brian
Today, Practice Ignition is delighted to officially welcome Jackie Brian to the team as Chief Revenue Officer. As a seasoned leader and all ...
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Welcome David New
We’re thrilled to announce that David New will be joining us in the new year as our Head of APAC. Given his CV includes senior leadership po...
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Welcome Matt Kanas
Today, Practice Ignition is proud to welcome Matt Kanas to our Toronto office as Head of Americas. Hailing from Intuit Canada where he led D...
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Having a clear view of your firm’s revenue performance so you can properly manage your business is something we’re pretty serious about at P...
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Practice Ignition team
Practice Ignition is pleased to announce our A$26 million raise led by Tiger Global Management. This Series B raise will enable us to contin...
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If you slipped back to business as usual this week, all you picked up from the conference was post-xerocon blues and a suitcase full of swag...
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You’ve survived the onrush of EOFY and you’re resetting for the rest of the calendar year. But as you take a quiet moment to enjoy your coff...
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Stp Blog
You’ve just made it through a slew of deadlines in May and now you’ve got one month to attack the End of Financial Year. You’ve got a lot to...
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Caitie Copley is the CFO of Accodex, a multi-award winning accounting firm with highly qualified accountants across Australia and the United...
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Accounting practice management software is the one topic that can go 100 different ways depending on who you ask. Let’s be honest it’s a lit...
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Late last year we asked the world to tell us who you believed to be the top women in the accounting industry. Who were your mentors, who wer...
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Engagement Letters
Many people see engagement letters as a burden and a waste of time. That’s the wrong mindset to have. Engagement letters are an important to...
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Accounting automation to date has purely focused on the client accounting ledger. We’ve seen some innovations come into the practice managem...
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Blake Oliver, the creator of Cloud Accounting Weekly, and a well-known name in accounting sat down with us to chat about his life, experienc...
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58% of the accounting professionals said they were dissatisfied with the profession as their reason for exiting their firm in the next 12 mo...
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Cpa Australia
From October 7th, CPA Australia will no longer have its limited liability scheme. Having failed to renew their Professional Standards Scheme...
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Accountants and Bookkeepers commonly fall into the trap of dropping their fees at the negotiation table. At Practice Ignition, we want you t...
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Whether you’re a small or mid-sized accounting firm, your competition is determined by how efficient you are, how well you differentiate you...
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Entitled and lazy. Idealistic and uncompromising. At this point, we’ve all heard generalizations about Millennials. And it’s pretty apparent...
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Pricing your services like products Your baseline is a product, it leads to a value added service. In this blog we’ll run through how...
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At Interactive Accounting I produced our first few pricing plans and sets of fixed fees with no guidance (or anyone to have feedback session...
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