From The Trenches
About This Show
In the age of FAKE NEWS, brave souls are needed to fight through the noise and give accountants in practice the support and information they deserve.
David Boyar and Paul Meissner share a passion for the role Accountants play in the Australian economy.
As the engine room of the economy, small - medium businesses rely on their accountant for technical knowledge, business acumen and professional (and often personal) support. As the way accountants work (through technology) and service (through new services like Virtual CFOs) changes, we have to ask
If accountants are helping their client’s, who is helping Accountants?
If you read the Accounting Industry news and listen to the industry leaders then the Accounting industry is at war. It’s a war against technology, the ATO and even UBER (apparently). The problem is that most of the leaders have never worked in practice. They are subject matter experts but can't offer the perspective of someone who had to actually have conversations with clients about implementing technology, actually moved to value pricing, actually compared technology features and how an entire team may be impacted by them.
Each week in this podcast, 2 plucky Chartered Accountants will bring you the real stories ‘from the trenches’.
This no holes barred, feisty, yet humorous take on the Accounting landscape will be entertaining while sending a message to the scaremongers, that the FAKE NEWS must end. By following a simple podcast formula, David and Paul will deliver rapid value straight to your earphones.
With segments like ‘best and worst of the week’, ‘Fake News exposed’ and a the rapid format ‘5 questions in 5 minutes’ special guest interviews, what more could you want. This podcast won’t be for the faint hearted.
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‘From The Trenches’ - Real Life in the Accounting Industry presented by Paul Meissner and David Boyar.
Categories: Best Office Set-ups, Podcasting Partnerships, NAB Finance Jobs, WCOAC
Tags: World Congress of Accountants Committee, WCOAC Sydney 2018, Accounting Business Expo, Avon, Olwyn Connolly, NAB
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01:16 Best on Ground:
ATO Seasonal payment arrangement
You pick the months and payment amounts.
D-day for 6,000 NAB finance jobs. More disruption in big corporate finance than SME space.
08:51 Worst on Ground:
Avon pulling out of Australia
22,000 consultants out of work. Mostly stay at home mum's. Sad.
Paul’s LinkedIn rant slammed
Do marketers and business coaches for accountants practice what they preach about growth?
AD ATO Article
Click bait article blames agents for SMSF clients who won’t lodge.
22:44 5 in 5 Summary:
Olwyn Connolly is the Chair of World Congress of Accountants Committee (WCOAC). The largest event for accounting profession in the world.
• November 5-8: 6,000+ accountants from 130+ countries coming to Sydney Convention Centre. 40+ sessions. 100+ speakers. Practical insights and solutions for everybody.
• Conference experience: In-app simultaneous translation services for delegates. Entire program to facilitate professional networking.
• Scoop #1: Keynote speakers:
o Chris Jordan from ATO plus a panel will discuss impact of tax and tax policy-setting.
o Tony Jones from ABC’s Q&A to host a special Q&A session.
o Rachel Botsman – Global expert on trust in technology.
o Shekhar Kapur – Accountant and director of films like Elizabeth. Has perfected the art of storytelling using AI and data.
• Social events: Party on Darling Harbour. Exclusive use of Maritime Museum. Gala event will be an immersive experience using whole footprint of ICC to showcase Australian