Accountants can no longer shirk away from being technology consultants alongside their traditional role as tax and accounting advisers, according to one trainer.
A recent straw poll indicates that over three-quarters of SMSF professionals would like to see the accountants’ exemption restored, either in part or in full.
As we hit the ground running in 2019, it’s time to relook at accounting technology in 2018 to shape an idea of what you can expect to see in your technology stack this year.
In his trademark blunt style, BGL’s Ron Lesh spoke to editor Katarina Taurian in late 2017 about what the new reporting obligations for SMSFs mean in 2018, and why he wasn’t happy with how the some of the accounting bodies handled their consultation approach.
The finalisation of real-time reporting for superannuation has left BGL’s managing director Ron Lesh dismayed by the lobbying efforts of some of the major representative bodies for accountants and advisers, which he believes were “nowhere to be found.”