APL Accounting News September 2017

September – Spring in our step!

Pre Client Day Workshop

Our annual client days are rolling around quickly but it’s not too late to register for our 2nd Pre Client Day Workshop.  This webinar is essential for anyone who has been with us less than 2 years and will contain content similar to our previous level 1 client days.

The web workshops will be recorded and available to our clients, but if you can attend live it will be best as you will be able to ask questions.

The date and time for this final pre client day workshop will be Wednesday 4 October at 1pm (QLD time).  Please register with us now at admin@aplaccountants.com.au or call us on (07) 3488 0131.

Client Day Reminder

We will soon be hitting the road for the east coast capital cities.  If you have not booked yet, we strongly advise you do right now as places are limited and almost filled.  To register call us on (07) 3488 0131 or email our friendly admin team at admin@aplaccountants.com.au

The dates for these events are:

Brisbane – Saturday 2 September

Melbourne – Friday 13 October (NB:  this date will quite obviously contain some hilarious (or not) superstitions. It should therefore be avoided by black cats and people with aversions to number 13).

Sydney – Sunday 29 October

If you are a relatively new client or are unsure how annual reporting works, we strongly suggest you attend or watch the recording of our Pre Client Day Workshop Webinar before attending Client Day.

You can run but you can’t hide

It has recently come to our attention that the ATO are starting to look at rebates and rewards that are not being declared.  They are looking high and low and will even check behind your couch (and keep the small change and crumbs they find).

We feel it is probably a good opportunity right now for you to have a spring clean and check to see if you have any rebates or rewards just laying around in a personal name, you know, not being taxed or declaring any GST, that should probably be included with your business financials. If you happen to find any of these rebates or rewards in a place they shouldn’t be, please  let your bookkeeper know as soon as possible so that these can be included in your business financials.

This is important so we will wait while you do this before continuing our newsletter …

Thank You for the Music – End of quarter

Our quarterly theme as you know for this month has been ABBA.  Based on the fact that we wanted to encourage more (Ring, Ring!) phone calls and emails (SOS) with our clients booking in for client day (Another Town, Another Train), new clients (Take a Chance on Me) and other events (Dancing Queen) we loosely based our quarter on 70’s disco.  It just seemed easier than finding flares and getting bad haircuts.

It has been a really fun theme and all the staff have enjoyed Anne’s ABBA tunes immensely as they blared at lunchtime.  Our office has a massive wall poster of a disco on the back wall, there are inflatable guitars, microphones, a disco ball, and a flashing light decorating the office.  The postman and other visitors to our office have clearly also enjoyed our decorations.  You could tell by the confusion on their faces.

If we make our targets we will be rewarded with a team treasure hunt (Money, Money, Money!)  This reward has been carried forward after our abysmal effort during our Pirate theme last quarter.

Stay tuned. (but not to ABBA …)

Dog tails

It’s all about focus and teamwork

Our APL canine companions have been practicing teamwork and focus.  Teamwork means they each decide to go out separately to ‘water the grass’, so that they all get a treat each time someone goes out.  You can pretty much see them mentally high fiving each other upon their return.

They have been working on focus too.  A few of them know some pretty cool tricks and aren’t afraid to put on their best work for treats sometimes without even being asked.  They give 100% focus when need be.  Other times … not so much.  At least they are cute.



Please Note: Many of the comments in this publication are general in nature and anyone intending to apply the information to practical circumstances should seek professional advice to independently verify their interpretation and the informations applicability to their particular circumstances. In particular, please note that the APL dogs who often prepare this newsletter do not have opposable thumbs so have to type with their noses.