MYOB Launches Single Touch Payroll Trial Product

STP: Turning wages and super into one electronic payment LAST WEEK, MYOB LAUNCHED a beta trial of its single touch payroll (STP) product, as it gears up for the July 1, 2018 compliance deadline. Businesses with 20 or more employees need to have transitioned to the...
Does the ICB Have a Conflict of Interest?

Does the ICB Have a Conflict of Interest?

How to get your CPD points NOT LONG AGO we published a post about industry associations, such as the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and how they were useful for would-be BAS agents because a membership makes it easier to register with the Tax Practitioners...
Is Xero’s Partner Program Really Affiliate Marketing?

Is Xero’s Partner Program Really Affiliate Marketing?

What to know about partnering exclusively with Xero XERO HAS BECOME ONE of the major accounting software players in Australia. Like the other two major cloud accounting programs, Xero offers a partner program (officially, the Xero Partner Program), in which...
What are Practitioner-Created (and Endorsed) Training Courses?

What are Practitioner-Created (and Endorsed) Training Courses?

Learn from the professionals living and working in your industry YOU HEAR A LOT about industry association-accredited training courses and internationally accredited training couses; which are typically training that’s delivered by an industry association at a...
Catch Up or You’ll Need Rescue Bookkeeping

Catch Up or You’ll Need Rescue Bookkeeping

Is the approach of the end of the third quarter stressing you out? If the need to lodge another Business Activity Statement soon is already stressing you out (or indeed, if you haven’t even considered it yet — or more to the point, you haven’t for the past...
MYOB, Xero, Quickbooks and the Cloud Accounting Ecosystem

MYOB, Xero, Quickbooks and the Cloud Accounting Ecosystem

How the cloud accounting ecosystem has paid off big time: And how Xero has become the preferred accounting software for Aussies and New Zealanders (Part 2 of 2) FOR YEARS, MYOB was the Australian market leader in accounting software. Small businesses and accountants...

The Lowdown on the National Accreditation of Software Training Courses

What is a nationally accredited bookkeeping course? EZYLEARN IS OFTEN ASKED whether our Xero, MYOB or QuickBooks training courses are nationally accredited bookkeeping courses. They’re not. In fact, there’s no nationally accredited training course for Xero, MYOB,...

What’s the Role of Industry Associations for BAS Agents?

An industry association membership may be just what you need IF YOU LIKE BOOKKEEPING, but you’d like to provide additional services to your clients, the next step is to become a BAS agent. BAS agents provide businesses with a range of services, including the lodgement...

Is Xero Better than MYOB for Bookkeeping Businesses?

Bookkeeping Incumbent, MYOB Versus Cloud Innovator, Xero MYOB HAS LONG BEEN the preferred accounting software of choice for accountants, but a lot of small business owners have now come to prefer Xero. It’s easier to use, and they can access it anywhere — their...
Accounting Software or ERP System?

Accounting Software or ERP System?

Are you BIG enough yet? I’VE BEEN IN BUSINESS since my early twenties but it wasn’t until my late twenties that I had any clue about how larger companies use and pay for software. I was going through the process of selling a water filter business that...
Bookkeepers Losing Out to Accountants

Bookkeepers Losing Out to Accountants

Or is it just BAS Agents who are losing out? The burden on Australian small businesses to stay compliant with the ATO is immense. A lot of that is to do with the government not distinguishing between a small business with upwards of twenty staff, and a micro business...
 
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