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8
Mar

Building a Positive Culture at Work

Creating a positive work environment is essential to ensuring your employees are happy and engaged in their work.  A key step in creating such an environment lies in your firm’s culture.  A firm’s culture is made up of its values and beliefs, underlying assumptions, attitudes and behaviours.

8
Mar

Mandatory Data Breach in Effect

The Privacy Amendment Act 2017 for, Notifiable Data Breaches, have been put in place as of 22 February 2018, which will see organisations with a turnover of $3 million or more will fall within the scope of the new Privacy Act measures requiring mandatory notification of cyber security breaches.

8
Mar

2018 Accounting and Financial Reporting Workshop Sydney

On Thursday 1 March, ESV held an Accounting and Financial Reporting Update for 2018 – an exclusive event for CFOs and other senior finance professionals to examine key financial reporting trends and changes expected to impact businesses in the coming year.

8
Mar

Lessons from Bad Debts

It is important to implement good process and procedures early on in business to reduce headaches down the track. By taking a few additional steps when initially engaging with customers and making your customers aware of the potential consequences of non-payment, the chances of default are likely to reduce.

12
Feb

Receiving a Distribution from a Foreign Trust

Late last year the ATO finalised its position concluding that capital gains made by a foreign trustee in respect of non-taxable Australian property (“TAP”) which is distributed to Australian beneficiaries will be taxed in the hands of the beneficiary.

12
Feb

Tax Treatment of Bitcoin

With the ever-growing popularity and notoriety of bitcoin we have noted below some broad guidance on investing into and using crypto currencies. Clearly part of the attraction of bitcoin as an investment has been the sharp increase in value, however, that carries with it the obvious investment risks as well...