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Spring 2017

The accounting industry is undergoing substantial change, driven by technological disruption and hyper-competition. This has been felt by firms in several ways, from their own succession planning to simply winning enough work. Their clients have noticed the changes too, which is evident in the results of Beaton’s annual Client Choice Awards research study. For the full story see page 5.


Autumn 2017

The ATO is relatively transparent when it comes to industries or areas of interest, and the media are typically on the pulse to broadcast this information to the public. I find new legislation or changes in regulations an accurate indication as to where the peaks in audit activity will occur in the future. For the full story see page 3.


Spring 2016

CommBank’s Accounting Market Pulse is a report that captures the sentiments of a cross-section of accounting firms around the country. Since the December 2015 edition of the report, business confidence has dropped slightly across the industry. For the full story see page 2.


Autumn 2016

In 2013 there was an article in the What’s Happening newsletter advising of the changes that were taking place on 1st July 2016, with the phasing out of the accountants exemption for those accountants providing advice in the area of Self Managed Superannuation Funds. For the full story see page 6.


Spring 2015

The 2014/15 financial year has seen record numbers of claim activity with growth showing in all sizes of business. Our statistics show that the Australian Taxation Office has increased their activity in every category of client size with particular focus to the $1 - $3 million turnover range. For the full story see page 3. DOWNLOAD 

Autumn 2015

Accountancy Insurance conducted a survey in 2014 which was open to all Australian Audit Shield client accounting firms. For the full story see the cover story. For the full story see the cover page. DOWNLOAD

Spring 2014

Enjoying the transition into retirement with family and friends is an end goal for anyone. Even if divestment is not on the short term list of things to do it is definitely worth considering. For the full story see the cover story. DOWNLOAD

Autumn 2014

The end of another financial year is looming. Peter Bembrick, Tax Partner at HLB Mann Judd Sydney, has 4 handy tips to consider when preparing tax records this year, which are sure to keep the tax man happy. For the full story see page 4. DOWNLOAD

Spring 2013

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have recently unveiled their compliance strategies for the next financial year in the Compliance in focus 2013-14 document. For the full story see the front cover. DOWNLOAD

Autumn 2013

From 1st July 2013 it will be mandatory for anyone conducting a SMSF audit to be registered with ASIC. In order to be registered, SMSF auditors must meet certain criteria, this includes minimum education, experience and competency requirements. For the full story see page 7. DOWNLOAD

Spring 2012

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to one of Accountancy Insurance’s founding Directors, Mr. Paul Batrouney. Paul’s relationship with AI started when the Financial Services Reform Act (FSRA) was introduced in 2004. For the full story see page 2. DOWNLOAD

Autumn 2012

Like any service offering, there is a chain of factors that lead to successful take up, but we believe the most important key lies in the peace of mind Audit Shield offers both accountants and their clients.For the full story see page 2. DOWNLOAD

Spring 2011

Accountancy Insurance is now operating in New Zealand. The business officially opened its new office in Auckland CBD on 1st August, having spent the previous 12 months getting to know the market and its particular needs. For the full story see page 3. DOWNLOAD

Autumn 2011

Congratulations to Keddie & Associates: Audit Shield's 1000th practice. Accountancy Insurance, Australia's pre-eminent tax audit insurance provider, has reached the impressive milestone of signing its 1000th practice. For the full story see page 3. DOWNLOAD

October / November 2010

"Prevention better than Cure" states the ATOContinuing improvements in technology have allowed the ATO to develop better strategies to enhance the belief that prevention is better than cure. For the full story see page 4. DOWNLOAD

April 2010

We are proud to launch Accountancy Insurance Accountants PI, our exclusive Professional Indemnity product. This product, exclusive to our clients, offers outstanding policy coverage, competitive pricing, user friendly online quotation tool, and of course, the professional, timely and courteous service you have come to expect when dealing with us! DOWNLOAD

October 2009

"It is in all parties interests to have a fair and efficient claims process…Professional fees can 'include the cost of a qualified solicitor or other professional person you may need to engage that is payable by your client to you for work undertaken in connection with an audit." DOWNLOAD

March 2009

Accountancy Insurance and Vero are serious about making claims an efficient and effective feature ofthe Audit Shield Policy. DOWNLOAD




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