20 reasons why you should look for a new business accountant
by Christian Borkowski
Finding the right accountant to help out with your business’ financials is no easy task. While it’s easy to check their qualifications, it’s harder to know whether they’ll be the right ‘fit’ for your business. And just because an accountant is perfect for another business doesn’t mean it will be perfect for yours. It really depends on what you want out of the relationship.
November was cluttered with mixed messages from mainstream media on global financial markets. Markets appear to have ongoing concern about rising US interest rate increases and weak commodity prices have undermined both bonds and equities through November into early December. An unusually clear message from the Federal Reserve about the likelihood of a rate rise in December and the economy’s ability to handle it sparked a recovery in risk assets in the second half of the month but it then fell away on exactly the same premise. This tells investors to focus on fundamentals not fear. The fundamentals are that the economies of the world are likely to do better over the next few years not worse.
Key economic data in Australia, the US and Europe all suggest scope for modest improvement in economic activity in coming months. However, the manufacturing sector in China continues to slow down as the service sector improves. Again this is nothing new for investment strategists.
As you can see, it’s a whole new look for us at Prime Advisory and signals an exciting new chapter for us, and for you.
Why also for you? Well, we’ll be sharing with you hints, tips and strategies on a range of topics all focused on keeping you on track in your financial affairs. Our aim with the new blog is to publish educational (and, who knows, sometimes even inspiring!) articles to help you get clear on where you want to be financially and by when, and how to achieve your goals.
Make sure you’re subscribed to our email newsletter too, as we’ll let you know when we publish new articles to the blog.
You’ll notice that the site is mobile-responsive so you can read it just as easily on a smartphone or tablet as you can on a laptop or desktop computer.
Let us know if you have questions about anything on our site, or suggestions for topics you’d like to see in our future blog posts. Just get in touch via the CONTACT section on the site.
We’re looking forward to getting a conversation going where you share with us your thoughts, questions and current financial challenges, and we then write articles that will shed light on the topic and provide you with actionable hints and tips.
For those of you in business – let us know what’s lighting your fire in business currently: The new technologies and apps you’re using to manage and monitor your finances? New business models and ways of resourcing your business? Trends in marketing and new ways of promoting your business and attracting new customers?
Whatever it is in terms of achieving your financial & personal or business goals, we want to hear about it! So, let’s get the conversation started…
Enter into the Comments below your answer to this question: “What is your No.1 business or personal financial challenge at the moment that, if successfully addressed, would make the biggest positive difference to your asset position, cash flow or stress levels? There’s no ‘right or wrong’ answer of course. Your comments will provide us with inspiration for our upcoming blog posts! Ask away…
1 in 4 Australian businesses have already dealt with an employment relations issue this year. Don’t let your business feed this statistic.
Discover everything you need to know about remaining Fair Work compliant.
Employsure understands how difficult it can be to navigate your legal responsibilities as an employer. This is where they can help. With some of the best advisers in the business, they will offer practical advice on all things workplace relations.
Take a step in the right direction and book your seat today. Only limited places available.
Bullying and harassment Managing leave Performance management Termination Key employee entitlements Recent Fair Work Act changes
September was another difficult month for the global financial markets as calendar year 2015 reflects an eerie resemblance to 2014 with a strong first quarter, falling away towards the latter part of the year. A combination of concerns about a slowing world economy (connected to China) and uncertainty
about what the US Federal Reserve will do with interest rates drove a general sell-off in risk assets. These two issues appear to be dominating sentiment. However in pragmatic terms, economists continue to argue that the macro environment of the world’s economies is relatively healthy – But in terms of sentiment, markets are extremely sensitive to perceived bad news and they are not linked to economic output.
Financial markets were already nervous after August’s very poor performance and although data in September showing further improvement in the US household sector, other figures showing a slower pace of employment growth and manufacturing activity con tributed to underlying concern about the
US economy heading towards recession. Soft data about the Chinese manufacturing sector added to these fears even though there was more positive news from other parts of the economy.