4. Family in Our Accounting Businesses

A very personal episode this week as we explore the role of family in our businesses and how the industry has changed in the last 30 years. Both Mr Meissner Snr and Mr Boyar Snr are CA's who had a huge impact on Paul and David's careers and businesses. 

Our fake news takes aim at a small accounting App trying to take on Xero, David gets a pat on the back for his firm making the finals in the Innovator of the Year category at the Australian Accounting Awards and we even work in the Kardashians thanks to MYOB's botched attempt to be cool. 


Welcome/Introduction - 0:00

BOG - David - (2:32) Why your firm should split in two. Link: http://www.afr.com/business/accounting/professional-services-is-now-two-very-different-markets-20170315-guylb5

BOG - Paul - (5:15) David is nominated for an innovator of the year Award. Link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sequel-vcfo-australian-accounting-awards-innovator-year-david-boyar 

BOG - Paul - (6:19) Matt Paff's funny take on if Accounting software was coffee, what would it be: Link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-accounting-technology-like-coffee-matt-paff

WOG - David - (6:57) MYOB targeted in a spam email scam. Link: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/a-huge-batch-of-fake-myob-invoices-is-spreading-malware-2017-4

WOG - Paul - (10:35) MYOB talking about the Kardashians, REALLY!! Link: https://www.myob.com/au/blog/how-to-run-your-business-like-a-kardashian/

Media Watch / Fake News - (12:21) Martin Bisset (linkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martinbissett/) reached out to see what I thought of an AccountingWeb article where a small accounting software provider tries to discredit a major player. Link here: http://www.accountingweb.co.uk/community/blogs/leemurphy/how-accountants-have-sold-out-their-independence

5 in 5 #1 - (18:01) Joe Boyar, Director, Jon Meissner & Co Accountants. 

5 in 5 #1 - (25:32) Jon Meissner, Director, Jon Meissner & Co Accountants. 

In-depth topic - (32:27) The impact of family on our careers.