Accountants shine in beautiful Queenstown

Queenstown was the perfect venue for the sixth Proactive Accountants Network annual conference. Many firms flew into the picturesque venue from around Australia and New Zealand to learn from international guest speakers, John Warrillow, who shared pragmatic ideas on how to help clients prepare their businesses for sale, and Dandapani, who enthralled the audience with…

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The Big Bash League for accountants

Last week I watched my first live Big Bash League (BBL) cricket match, a somewhat insipid encounter between the Brisbane Heat and the Melbourne Stars. A crowd of 24,000 turned out at the Gabba to take in the spectacle, complete with fireworks, cheerleaders and champion leg spinner Shane Warne as captain of the Stars. As…

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Perspective

At dinner the other night, my analytical eight year old son asked his expressive seven year old sister ‘what’s it like being you?’ My little girl thought for a second and with a big smile, answered with joy in her voice: ‘Fun!’ What’s it like being you? And what’s it like for your clients being…

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