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Australian accounting firms ramp up growth opportunities

The Australian accounting sector is experiencing renewed confidence in business conditions and increasingly exploring growth opportunities, despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Accounting Market Pulse - Apr-2021

Australian law firms defy pandemic

Examining how the legal industry performed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Accounting firms and the coronavirus

Examining how the industry entered the Coronavirus lockdown, adapted as things evolved and what it is doing to prepare for the future.

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Confidence remains high

We examine how decision-makers seek to differentiate their firms from the competition and the strategies they use to develop new business and influence client choice.

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Delivering better client experiences

The most innovative firms tend to be responding to technology, people and operating factors to drive greater efficiencies and productivity and to deliver better client experiences.

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Technology drives need for new skills

Decision-makers at accounting firms expect that technology will increase their need for specialist staff.

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Greater focus on internal skills development

Accounting firms offer their staff training and developments opportunities with a larger focus in internally focused programs.

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Reskilling to adapt to evolving client needs

Technology allows staff to focus on client service and increase their need for specialist staff. 

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Legal firms offer a diverse range of training programs

Legal firms offer their staff a wider range of programs from their training and development budgets.

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CommBank Legal Market Pulse

Our team finds what successful firms have in common and how innovation has helped grow their earnings.

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Insights & Case Studies



Legal services company Maddocks is committed to establishing its own culture of innovation. 

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Gilbert and Tobin

Gilbert + Tobin

Sam Nickless, a partner at law firm Gilbert + Tobin, says there is no excuse for not trying new ideas.

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Innovation as a mindset

Technology adoption and diversification made 2017 a landmark year for the industry.

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Accounting and advisory firm BDO is reshaping the traditional role of an accountant.

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