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Created by accountants, for accountants, The Gap is a ‘one of a kind’ business advisory and client development solution for accounting firms. Founders and Chartered Accountants Viv Brownrigg and Mark Jenkins established The Gap in 2014. Their driving purpose was very simple. They had both built successful accounting practices that focused on providing tangible advisory and development services to clients. They wanted accounting firms to stop making excuses for not providing these services and step up...

FeeSynergy My Town

My Town Malloch McClean’s CEO John Schol loves living in his hometown of Invercargill. A born and bred Southlander, John returned from Otago University to join the firm. “We have great people here innovating and collaborating with clients to create smarter better businesses. Winner of the 2019 Xero Large Partner of the Year award and recognised in the New Zealand’s Sunday Star-Times CAANZ Top 30 Accounting Firms 2018 & 2019, John believes Malloch McClean has rapidly moved...

FeeSynergy - Interview

We are privileged to interview an Aussie who has been recognised in the 2019 Wanderlust World Guide Awards as one of the best tour guides in the world. Having met Tim on a tour of Eastern Europe in 2019 I can see why - his infectious enthusiasm, knowledge and people management skills were inspiring.  Malcolm Ebb ME: Tell us something about your background and work history prior to joining the travel industry. TP: I grew up in Queensland and...

FeeSynergy My Town

My Town My name is Mathew Johns and I’m the Managing Director of DMG Financial located in Sale, Victoria.  I started as a trainee accountant back in 1996 and continue to work as an accountant and share my time servicing clients for their business accounting needs and managing DMG Financial.   Sale, Victoria was formally known as Flooding Creek before a name change in 1851 as a tribute to Major General Sir Robert Sale. The town is situated...

FeeSynergy - Interview

Person of Interest In this edition we interview Winemakers of Rutherglen chairwoman Belinda Chambers who together with 6th generation winemaker husband Michael own and operate Lake Moodemere Estate winery in Victoria’s Rutherglen district. FS: You live and work in a stunningly beautiful rural landscape. Tell us a little about Lake Moodemere Estate and what makes it so special for visitors to the region. BC: We are strongly connected to our country. Michael’s great grandfather and grandfather bought the...

FeeSynergy - Interview

FS: Congratulations Nick on your success in establishing your Melbourne style coffee shop business in NYC. Tell us a little bit about yourself. NS: I’m from Melbourne Australia and moved to New York City in September 2010 to attend Business School and follow my then girlfriend, Alexandra Knight, who had begun working in New York as a fashion model. I attended Wesley College, graduating in 1999 and went on to complete a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance)...

Building Shopping apps - FeeSynergy

One only has to attend an accounting technology trade show or expo to be confronted by an ever-expanding number of software vendors who claim that their applications integrate with the major accounting practice management systems (PM). It is important that potential buyers understand the type of integration utilised. Most vendors claiming integration will refer to an API. API stands for Application Programming Interface. An API is code that allows software programs to communicate with each other. In practice management software there...

FeeSynergy - Interview

At FeeSynergy’s recent BIG DAY IN for Accountants event attendees were treated to a thought provoking and high energy presentation by advertising and brand marketing guru Russel Howcroft. Russel is widely known for his appearances on ABC TV’s The Gruen Transfer. He has recently departed Network 10 to take up a new role as Chief Creative Officer at PwC. FS: Russel, you have had a stellar career in marketing and advertising over some 25 years. How...

As the end of 2019 is closing in, we would like to thank all of our wonderful clients who have helped make this year one to remember. It’s been a great year – being a finalist in 2 leading Fintech awards, strengthening of our accounting network partnerships and also opening the door to help legal firms through our LexisNexis partnership. We can't wait to see what 2020 brings for our team and our clients. We wish you and...