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From The Trenches

By David Boyar & Paul Meissner

In the age of FAKE NEWS, brave souls are needed to fight through the noise and give accountants in practice the support and information they deserve. David Boyar and Paul Meissner share a passion for the role Accountants play in the Australian economy. As the engine room of the economy, small - medium businesses rely on their accountant for technical knowledge, business acumen and professional (and often personal) support. As the way accountants work (through technology) and service (through new services like Virtual CFOs) changes, we have to ask If accountants are helping their client’s, who is helping Accountants? If you read the Accounting Industry news and listen to the industry leaders then the Accounting industry is at war. It’s a war against technology, the ATO and even UBER (apparently). The problem is that most of the leaders have never worked in practice. They are subject matter experts but can't offer the perspective of someone who had to actually have conversations with clients about implementing technology, actually moved to value pricing, actually compared technology features and how an entire team may be impacted by them. Each week in this podcast, 2 plucky Chartered Accountants will bring you the real stories ‘from the trenches’. This no holes barred, feisty, yet humorous take on the Accounting landscape will be entertaining while sending a message to the scaremongers, that the FAKE NEWS must end. By following a simple podcast formula, David and Paul will deliver rapid value straight to your earphones. With segments like ‘best and worst of the week’, ‘Fake News exposed’ and a the rapid format ‘5 questions in 5 minutes’ special guest interviews, what more could you want. This podcast won’t be for the faint hearted. https://www.fromthetrenches.com.au/

  1. 1.
    98. You don't HAVE to do advisory.03/20/2019
    48:46
  2. 2.
    Interview Panel: Stick with MYOB.03/13/2019
    36:24
  3. 3.
    99. ATO Scandal: Part 303/10/2019
    35:04
  4. 4.
    96. Accountants - You're on notice.03/04/2019
    38:54
  5. 5.
    95. Special: News Week02/24/2019
    47:52
  6. 6.
    Interview: Jason Andrew's new book Stark Naked Numbers02/20/2019
    19:14
  7. 7.
    94. Quickbooks isn't in competition with you02/17/2019
    44:23
  8. 8.
    93. Handed Down: The Banking Royal Commision02/11/2019
    41:37
  1. 9.
    92. When a Client Sacks You02/04/2019
    36:44
  2. 10.
    91. 6 Tech Tips You Didn't Expect01/29/2019
    41:00
  3. 11.
    90. Why Get a Mentor01/21/2019
    52:33
  4. 12.
    89. 2019 Planning01/14/2019
    40:29
  5. 13.
    88. 2 things that will matter in 201912/19/2018
    52:01
  6. 14.
    87. How to Stay Focused12/11/2018
    42:22
  7. 15.
    86 Tech Adoption Vs Tech Innovation12/03/2018
    41:00
  8. 16.
    Interview: Christopher Arnold IFAC11/30/2018
    15:48
  9. 17.
    85. Get Involved in our Industry!11/29/2018
    35:49
  10. 18.
    Interview: Monica Foerster IFAC11/28/2018
    11:32
  11. 19.
    Interview: Neil Olesen, ATO 2nd Commissioner11/25/2018
    33:24
  12. 20.
    84. Interview: WCOA Interviews Special11/23/2018
    22:55
  13. 21.
    83. World Congress of Accountants11/14/2018
    28:04
  14. 22.
    82. The Tech Adoption Myth11/06/2018
    35:45
  15. 23.
    81. Non Technical Conferences10/30/2018
    40:15
  16. 24.
    Should this be our new intro?10/28/2018
    0:40
  17. 25.
    80. Remote Working10/23/2018
    42:34
  18. 26.
    #79 Xero Small Business Insights Report10/15/2018
    38:00
  19. 27.
    Interview: Bernard Salt10/08/2018
    23:56
  20. 28.
    75. Women in Accounting with Heather Smith and Steph Hinds10/05/2018
    24:28
  21. 29.
    Interview: Steve Vamos - Global CEO - Xero09/27/2018
    21:05
  22. 30.
    What on Earth is App Advisory?09/21/2018
    35:53
  23. 31.
    Interview: Trent Innes - Xero Country Manager Live From Xerocon09/17/2018
    17:30
  24. 32.
    73. Xerocon 201809/07/2018
    22:37
  25. 33.
    72. Remote Working08/31/2018
    33:09
  26. 34.
    Interview: James Perry Accounting Exam Coach08/30/2018
    12:55
  27. 35.
    Why Choose A Career in Public Practice?08/22/2018
    9:44
  28. 36.
    Episode 7108/22/2018
    20:00
  29. 37.
    From The Generals - ATO08/21/2018
    25:50
  30. 38.
    Off The Leash with Ron Lesh: Episode 108/16/2018
    13:09
  31. 39.
    In-Depth Topic: Why Accountants Should Get Out Of Their Comfort Zone08/16/2018
    9:29
  32. 40.
    Episode 7008/16/2018
    15:15
  33. 41.
    #69 - What Makes the Firm of the Future?08/09/2018
    34:57
  34. 42.
    5 in 5 - Tim Roach08/08/2018
    15:31
  35. 43.
    5 in 5 - Cameron Poolman08/06/2018
    16:44
  36. 44.
    5 in 5 - Shelley Cable08/01/2018
    12:34
  37. 45.
    #68 - Client Expectations From Advisory08/01/2018
    34:34
  38. 46.
    From The Generals - Kate Carnell07/30/2018
    27:32
  39. 47.
    #67 - How Do Accountants Learn?07/26/2018
    46:06
  40. 48.
    From The Generals - Intuit07/25/2018
    1:01:00
  41. 49.
    #66 - Networking The Trenches Way07/20/2018
    45:38
  42. 50.
    #65 - End of Year Party07/10/2018
    40:58
  43. 51.
    #64 - New (Financial) Year's Resolutions07/04/2018
    33:56
  44. 52.
    #63 - When Software Companies Attack06/27/2018
    41:18
  45. 53.
    #62 - Should Accountants Renew Their Professional Memberships?06/20/2018
    36:44
  46. 54.
    #61 - Do Accountants Need To Know Their "Why"?06/12/2018
    39:51
  47. 55.
    #60 - EOFY for Tax and Advisory Clients06/06/2018
    43:50
  48. 56.
    #59 - The Trials and Tribulations of Technology06/04/2018
    51:53
  49. 57.
    #58 - Bookkeeper - Friend or Foe?05/22/2018
    58:08
  50. 58.
    #57 - Branding For Accountants05/15/2018
    43:36
  51. 59.
    #56 - Australian Federal Budget05/10/2018
    49:26
  52. 60.
    #55 - Mental Health05/02/2018
    1:03:54
  53. 61.
    From The Generals - MYOB04/30/2018
    51:37
  54. 62.
    #54 - ATO's Debt Process04/23/2018
    38:20
  55. 63.
    #53 - ATO Attacked04/12/2018
    33:09
  56. 64.
    #52 - How To Handle A Short Work Week04/03/2018
    39:23
  57. 65.
    #51 - What We Learned About Expo's03/27/2018
    43:08
  58. 66.
    Special Edition - Trenches live from ABE Day 103/21/2018
    19:15
  59. 67.
    #50 - What To Do When Your Technology Fails03/14/2018
    39:13
  60. 68.
    #49 - The Problem with Referral Arrangements and How to Fix It03/07/2018
    44:09
  61. 69.
    #48 - What We Are Looking Forward to at the Australian Business Expo02/28/2018
    41:48
  62. 70.
    #47 "What's the Best Office for a Small Firm?"02/20/2018
    48:15
  63. 71.
    #46 Outsourcing - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly02/14/2018
    41:08
  64. 72.
    #45 What Does Bitcoin Mean For Accountants?02/07/2018
    50:56
  65. 73.
    #44 Working With A Client's Advisors01/31/2018
    44:03
  66. 74.
    #43 Do Accountants Need to Sell?01/24/2018
    35:08
  67. 75.
    #42 2018 Events: What we're going to and why01/17/2018
    35:45
  68. 76.
    #41 What Will Stay The Same in 2018?01/10/2018
    39:43
  69. 77.
    #40 2017: Was it a Buzzword or Not?12/12/2017
    37:34
  70. 78.
    #39 Strategic Partnerships12/04/2017
    39:57
  71. 79.
    From The Generals - ATO12/04/2017
    48:10
  72. 80.
    #38 Defining Advisory: 4 Types for Accountants11/29/2017
    34:20
  73. 81.
    #37 Small Firm | Big Party w/ Trent Innes11/26/2017
    34:37
  74. 82.
    #36 The future of Bookkeeping w/ Lielette Calleja11/21/2017
    36:37
  75. 83.
    #35 The banality of small firm Xmas parties11/14/2017
    39:13
  76. 84.
    #34 Paradise Papers: Sexy, But Surprising?11/08/2017
    48:08
  77. 85.
    #33 The Good & Bad of Conference Content10/31/2017
    42:34
  78. 86.
    #32 3 major Tech Trends, 2 You Didn't See Coming10/24/2017
    37:26
  79. 87.
    #30 The How & Why of Taking Time Off10/18/2017
    35:09
  80. 88.
    #29 Cash Price? No Cash Price.10/11/2017
    32:35
  81. 89.
    #28 6 things to consider about Outsourcing, Insourcing & Offshoring10/03/2017
    40:14
  82. 90.
    From The Generals - Xero - Rod Drury, Trent Innes, Craig Winkler09/29/2017
    41:01
  83. 91.
    #27 Mental Healh09/26/2017
    37:30
  84. 92.
    #26 Are we capable of quality online debate?09/19/2017
    37:08
  85. 93.
    #25 Xerocon Day 1 - Is there a marketing silver platter for accountants?09/14/2017
    27:47
  86. 94.
    #24 How to not get conned at #XeroCon09/06/2017
    32:15
  87. 95.
    #23 Paul v David: Can we be software Exclusive?08/29/2017
    44:22
  88. 96.
    #22 How to Love Staff w/ Andrew Van De Beek08/24/2017
    42:17
  89. 97.
    #20 From Zero to Xero - Behind Trent McLaren at Intuitt08/16/2017
    37:02
  90. 98.
    #19 Empathy08/08/2017
    35:07
  91. 99.
    #18 We're being used as political pawns08/02/2017
    42:27
  92. 100.
    #17 The Great Debate: Paul Vs David: Is compliance under pressure?07/26/2017
    38:04

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