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5 skills for the post-automation workforce

Automation is upon us whether we like it or not. The world is constantly striving for progress and these days it’s all going digital – and I do mean all. If today it’s safe to say that there is an internet of people, very soon it will be an internet of things with the...

Navigating Technology Choices

Download "The Ultimate Guide to Selecting and Implementing a Cloud-based SMSF Administration Solution". TBAR has arrived and with its arrival comes the need for more rigorous processing and reporting of SMSFs. If your current platform is not a fit-for-purpose, cloud...

Pricing Pressure Top Of Mind For Accounting Firms

The recently published CommBank Accounting Market Pulse Report , observed that negotiating price with clients was the #1 reported business challenge over the past 12 months for top 100 accounting firms. . The report observed that ‘in a market where supply has...

Increasing leverage in professional service firms

Anyone who has ever worked in a professional firm knows how important leverage is in achieving strong results for both the firm and clients.  Leverage allows work to be assigned to people with the most relevant skills at the most appropriate cost base. And it’s this...

Why millenials prefer blended learning

Many harsh words have been spoken and written about Millennials: they feel entitled, they are easily distracted, they want balance in their work life, they always challenge the status quo. The world will never be the same as it was BM — before Millennials, that...

Rise of the Solopreneur Accountant

Digital disruption and increasing price pressure for compliance work within the accounting sector has resulted in an increase in the number of mergers and acquisitions in recent years. Many sole practitioner firms experiencing static or declining profit are electing...

Where will the analysts come from?

The development of business analytical skills is increasingly important as partners and managers of accounting firms make the transition from a compliance to advisory focus in their relationship with business clients. In its broadest sense, a business analyst is...

What’s different about high growth firms?

Hinge Research Institute have recently published a study of over 1,000 professional services firms worldwide, looking at what makes the high growth firms different to the others. Click here to review the report in full. Around 21% of survey respondents were from the...

Is Collaboration the Solution or the Problem?

As accounting and advisory firms become more integrated with multidisciplinary services, there’s been a stronger focus on internal collaboration – the sharing of knowledge and information - to improve the delivery of services to clients. For example, it makes sense...

The Future of our Young Accountants

There’s no doubt that technology and outsourcing are both having a significant impact on the way that financial data is collected, processed, analysed and delivered to clients. Larger accounting firms have been quick to embrace both technology and outsourcing in the...

Are you capturing the real value of M&A?

Jadeja Partners is proud to announce the launch of "MergeAssist," an advisory firm focusing on maximising 'the value of the deal' for accounting and financial advisory firms involved in M&A. MergeAssist has been constructed on the foundation of the long-standing...

The Truth About Price

It’s been close to 20 years since Ron Baker published his book ‘The Professional’s Guide to Value Pricing.’ In that time, there’s been a lot of discussion about what value pricing really means and how it would change the face of public practice accounting. And what’s...

Specialisation a sure way to generate growth and profit

What should accounting firms be doing to achieve sustainable growth and profit in an increasingly commoditised environment? In recent years, we’ve seen in increase in the number of acquisitions by mid-tier and top-tier firms seeking to strengthen their service...

Fake news and the truth about compliance and advice

It’s easy to feel cynical in this “post-truth” era when appeals to emotion and personal beliefs appear to be more influential than objective facts in shaping group beliefs and opinions. Why should the accounting sector be any different to mainstream media in this...

Avoid Client Pitfalls With Advisory Projects

You’ve got the client across the line, everyone’s excited about the next steps. You’re definitely in the ‘honeymoon’ stage of the advisory project. Fast forward 3 months and some issues have developed. The project is not moving ahead as quickly as you both had...

What do clients really want?

We’re all familiar with the refrain that clients want ‘more listening, more advice, more support in reaching their financial goals.’ However, we also know that, in reality, many of our clients will not pay for additional services, even when we can see that they need...