‘The Victoria Cross’ art exhibition completes national tour, final stop: Melbourne

George Petrou’ s exhibition makes final stop of national tour at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance

Victoria Cross recipient Warrant Officer Keith Payne

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — 14 December, 2017 — Findex, Australia’s largest privately-owned accountancy and financial advisory firm is proud to support George Petrou’s ‘The Victoria Cross’ exhibition, which has toured across Australia, culminating at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance this evening with special guest, Victoria Cross recipient Keith Payne OAM.

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Attributes Required for Directors

Leah Russell – Senior Partner – Audit and Assurance

As a member of a board, and an Auditor Partner who attends numerous company board meetings as an observer, I am often asked what attributes to look for when selecting a board member.

There is no simple answer, and no “one size fits all” for entities. Each organisation needs to understand and assess the skills, experience and culture they require.

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The Findex Family Office – One year on

By Spiro Paule – CEO

Over the past couple of years, there’s been a significant shift in the financial services industry that we have been predicting. With increased automation and cloud-based technology at the forefront of change and disruption, there’s a deep-seated thirst and demand for traditional financial services businesses to deliver more value to their clients.

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Is there a ‘State of Origin’ in your workplace?

As the excitement builds for tonight’s State of Origin decider, I’ve been thinking about the unique team environment that Origin players must operate in.

We’ve all heard the “Mate Against Mate” line and watching week-in-week-out teammates play against each other usually gives us a really exciting game of footy.

But what is it like inside the team camps? How do players go out on the field and aim to smash guys they usually play alongside?

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Unlocking the value of PPAs – Accounting for an acquisition is not just about compliance: Two part series

Part I: What’s the Value in a PPA?

A Purchase Price Accounting (PPA) is the process of allocating the consideration paid in a business acquisition (“Business Combination”) to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed (including intangible assets). It provides a day one balance sheet for the acquirer, setting out the individual assets/liabilities that have been acquired from the target company. The PPA process analyses individual assets and business processes in a level of detail that is often not explored. Fundamental to this analysis is a clear understanding of the target’s core operational drivers.

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