It was a big year

Happy New Year! May all your wishes come true in 2016. In 2015 we had a ‘sorting out’ year. It was a big one filled with many challenges and new learnings. Here is a high level summary of the main activities in my company, PANALITIX: Cashflow product released with great fan fare Industry legends –…

NZ profits decline again

For the second year in a row the New Zealand Accounting profession has gone backwards. According to the popular “Good, Bad & Ugly” report by businessfitness NZ the median profit per partner was a paltry $187,001. Over an eleven year period of monitoring this number, the median profit per partner has gone from (in 2004)…

Paul Dunn wins major award

I am thrilled that my mentor and friend, Paul Dunn, won a most prestigious award on Thursday night in the UK. It was the Inaugural AccountingWeb ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Profession’ award. Paul has done more for the Accounting profession than anyone I know on the planet. I’ve known Paul for 28 years now. His contribution continues…

21 years ago today…

Today marks 21 years to the day working exclusively with Accounting firms around the world. On May 20 1994 I presented a seminar to the small business clients of Ellis Ryan in Coonamble, NSW, Australia. It’s a small town of 3,000 people literally (for my USA readers) in the ‘outback’. Prior to meeting Ellis I…