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All news by: Colin Prasad

Helping Victorian Schools Meet Their Reporting Requirements

Victorian schools, are you ready for the VRQA Financial Management Guidelines? 

Why Not-For-Profits must make a profit

Funding of Not-For-Profit Organisations is changing towards “in arrears” instead of "in advance”. For that reason, NFP’s may need to increase profits to sustain operations.

Business sales – Net Working Capital and cash adjustments

Looking at selling your business? If you think that agreeing on the business’ value is the hard part, think again. Many owners overlook the question of the purchase price’s net working capital adjustments, let alone how much cash to leave in a business at the point of sale. These areas are not only complex but can often be a major source of tension towards completion of a business sale. So, while it’s best to ensure you have a skilled advisor on hand to help you navigate your way through, this article will help you understand some of the considerations involved before you head to market.

AASB/IFRS 16 Lease Standard Calculator

Moore Stephens has developed a model to help you calculate and apply the new AASB/IFRS 16 Lease standard.

Client Story – Jeremy Nichols, Composure Group

When asked to describe his life using a film title, Jeremy Nichols, Founder and Managing Director of the Composure Group, answered “Life is Beautiful” and it’s not hard to see why. Jeremy has qualifications in Health Management and a MBA, he played for Melbourne FC during University and has been on the Board of the Club for 4 years. He founded Composure in 2013 after 20 years in the consulting industry. The group has a deep knowledge of human behaviour in an organisational context. They bring passion, energy and intelligence to helping organisations to play at their best, with a vision  based on Strategy, Culture and Leadership. When dealing with clients Jeremy sees culture as the elephant in the room “We all know it’s there but we’re not willing to confront it, we are not willing to talk about it, we are not willing to actually deal with because it’s often confronting”. He recently spoke with some of our younger staff members at Moore Stephens Vic.  

Swimming with the Sharks - Insights and analysis from season two of Shark Tank

Channel Ten’s Shark Tank was back for a second season, aired between 8 May and 7 July 2016, and featured budding entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to venture capital investors (the ‘Sharks’). Moore Stephens’ Victorian Corporate Advisory Team took this opportunity to once again swim with the Sharks and gain an insight into the minds of both entrepreneur and investor.

Impairment testing and DCFs – What’s the narrative?

The focus of this post is on forecasts and discounted cash flows (DCF) that clients typically use to justify the carrying amount of goodwill in their books as part of testing for impairment.  My view is: before you even get to the mechanics of the DCF, ask what’s the business narrative?  

Business Valuations - your information matters

What information is important so you get the most out of your business valuation? How do we conduct our business valuations? Find out all you need to know by watching this short video.

Don’t understate your profits! How early exercise behaviour can reduce employee option cost

The Moore Stephens Victoria Corporate Advisory division has responsibility for assisting clients with their financial modelling and this article focuses on the unlisted employee options component and requirements under Australian Accounting Standards.The Moore Stephens Victoria Corporate Advisory division has responsibility for assisting clients with their financial modelling and this article focuses on the unlisted employee options component and requirements under Australian Accounting Standards.

Financial model reviews reveal interesting insights

My previous article about the Moore Stephens Victoria Corporate Finance team was on work we had been doing during winter on Initial Public Offerings (IPO), reverse takeovers (RTO) and an expert witness report.  Some of that work carried over into Spring with a successful outcome for a number of those clients.  In this article I am writing about some of the interesting work we have been doing with financial forecast modelling – primarily for financiers.  I also find this somewhat encouraging that a number of our clients are out there getting finance for expansion and new businesses.