Best on Ground
This interesting hiring technique reminds us of the tricks lawyers use to test the compliance of their graduates. https://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/02/22/charles-schwab-ceo-reveals-how-he-tests-job-candidates-by-taking-them-to-breakfast-having-restaurant-mess-up-their-order/amp
Another accounting software uses the Intuit bookkeeper thing as ammunition to prove they love their clients more https://www.accountingsuite.com/partner-page/
Xero is rolling out the same event strategy they used in Australia in Asia: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6504165830408921088/
How inclusive is your culture? This awesome video from Pixar shows us how oblivious we can be to our exclusiveness and how just one person can change it: https://www.fastcompany.com/90303807/pixars-new-short-purl-takes-on-toxic-workplace-bro-culture
Will you stay small and true to your values or become a profit hungry competitive corporate? This charming add from Chipotle reminds us why we go into business: https://www.youtube_.com/watch?v=jGYhPheWS6g&feature=youtu.be
Worst on Ground
Pitcher Partners fined: http://www.pubacct.org.au/news/accounting-firm-ordered-pay-client-3-3m-costs
The ethics of conflict of interest disclosure and PWCs epic partner exit package: https://www.afr.com/business/accounting/accounting-regulator-chairman-bill-edge-still-being-paid-by-pwc-20190225-h1bo3m
Pre accounting won’t replace bookkeeping in the eyes of our clients: https://blog.receipt-bank.com/pre-accounting-why-small-businesses-cant-ignore-it?hs_amp=true&__twitter_impression=true
Enough with the misleading robot advertisements https://theconversation.com/robots-star-in-ads-but-mislead-viewers-about-technology-111584
Indepth: Accountants - You're on Notice.
We live in an anti-establishment world and accountants are perhaps the thread that ties the establishment together, so we need to be aware. With Royal Commissions into banking, aged care, mental health and pay day lenders, as well as parliamentary inquiries into franchising and even the ATO facing a Parliamentary committee, we have to be on alert.
Is our behaviour and action truly inline with our regulatory obligation and being the trusted advisor we think we are?
In the wake of these commissions and inquiries, many of which slammed the practices of sales and cash collection cultures, our industry is peppered with consultants telling us to grow, sell, use value pricing which charges clients different fees for the same work and sometimes same outcome.
We need to focus on being who we are and being great at it, because an inquiry into our conduct is not a far bow to pull.