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Industry News

One-third of accounting firms still undecided on licensing

24-Oct-2016 Miranda Brownlee, SMSF Adviser

An estimated 30 to 35 per cent of accounting firms have yet to make a final decision on licensing, with substantial numbers of accountants still applying to become authorised representatives, according to a mid-tier. Hayes Knight director and chair Greg Hayes says his firm expects at least 25 per cent of the market will wait till after the transitional period on 30 June to make a decision on licensing.

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ASIC spot checks, shadow shopping imminent

21-Oct-2016 Katarina Taurian, SMSF Adviser

ASIC is using data-matching capabilities to identify licensees most at risk of compliance breaches, and will be targeting them with spot checks on top of its shadow shopping activity in the SMSF sector. The corporate regulator will be visiting accounting firms operating under a new licence to see what processes they have in place, to ensure they are acting appropriately given the terms of their licence and the nature of the SMSF advice they are providing.

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CPA Australia boss happy with AFSL growth

20-Oct-2016 Linda Santacruz, independent financial adviser

CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley has said he is confident in the progression of the newly-launched licensee CPA Australia Advice, despite only 11 advisers currently listed as authorised representatives. ASIC approved CPA’s AFSL in April this year, following the group’s announcement in 2015 that it would launch a financial planning business and provide "pure and transparent fee-for-service" advice to consumers.

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Accountants get most generous treatment and still miss

19-Oct-2016 Mike Taylor, Money Management

Accountants were granted the longest-ever transition period allowed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to gain their limited licensing, and most left it to the last minute or totally missed the deadline. That is the bottom line spelled out to a Federal Parliamentary committee as ASIC explained why a number of Brisbane accountants were still waiting for the regulator to process their applications.

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