116. Nature vs Nurture, Wimpy Accountants & New Tech

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115. Deliveroo Delivers on Tax, 12 Weeks Life Leave, Social Selling Software

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114. How to Stop Payroll Scandals with Ben Thompson from Employment Hero

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Listen to David as he interviews Ben Thomson, the Founder and CEO of Employment Hero, as they discuss about how they raised $22 million and how they are on a mission to reduce the number of wage scandals.

The cover:

  • Why we are partnering with Employment Hero.

  • What they are going to spend their $22 million on.

  • The journey to becoming a hero in payroll scandals and how to become a great employer.

  • Taking on the mental health of the members and how Employment Hero help with this.

  • From making mistakes to running a tech business and how Ben built a massive company.

  • The fundamental source of the big scandals.

  • Finally, Ben talks about how they provide value to their clients.

Head to www.employmenthero.com/ftt to find out how they can help your clients.

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114. Indepth : Process vs. Systems

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On the back of a tweet from a self confessed (USA) thought Leader who is just flogging software. Paul asked, “Should small businesses start with a review of the tech available or start with their own processes and how to improve it which might include software?”

David

  1. Use swimlanes to map processes

  2. I use asana for my processes, for example we have a month end system for a client that covers what checks need to be done on automated data dumps, how to check manual journal calcs, what info we need from different people and asana is system used to CONTROL the process

  3. Balance what you need with what tech can do.

Paul

3 tips for the Process vs Systems dilema:

  1. Technology Must Start with Streamlined Processes

  2. Solve a Problem. Don’t Just use a New System

  3. Process Mapping

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114. Stats Apps, SME Spin and Banking Pain

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113. The Death of Slack and Data Breaches

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  • Fake ATO email: I received a fake email yesterday from “Australian Taxation Office”. Has anyone else received this email? This is obviously a scam as it has been sent from “ato.com.au”, not “ato.gov.au”. If you receive this email, do NOT open the attachment. Hopefully, the Australian Taxation Office will look into this and put out an alert to warn the public. If you are not sure whether an ATO email is genuine, do not reply to the email or open the attachment. Call the ATO on 1800 008 540 or visit ato.gov.au/scams.
    #ato #tax #taxscams #taxreturns #australia: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:ugcPost:6554469965918023681

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112. Airport Books, State of Origin for Nerds & Motivational Jargon

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111. Interview: Joseph Healy, CEO at Judo Bank (Live from SOFY Party)

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Listen to David and Paul as they interview Joseph Healy from Judo Bank, LIVE at the SOFY Party, as they discuss about the banking industry, the economy and Judo Bank.

The cover:

  • Bank controversies and where banks have missed out the needs of the small and medium sized businesses

  • How major banks are so focused on their profit maximisation and have made a huge mistake when they lost sight of their social license.

  • The uniqueness of Judo Bank where the major banks have fallen off

  • One of Joseph's major regrets in agreeing to outsource financial analysis to India at NAB where it dropped banks costs to 30% but also reduced the quality as well.

  • Judo Bank's first actual operating day and how they compete with the big major banks.


Finally, Joseph responds to some crowd queries regarding the banking industry.

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