Financial and Accounting Skills for Lawyers – a One Day Masterclass

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Friday 8 November 2019

Sharpening Your Financial Skills - Understanding Financial Accounts

  • Getting the Balance Right: Navigating Key Financial Statements - Accounting issues arise in many different areas of the law. From an M & A transaction to a family law property dispute, and from an allegation of fraud to conducting due diligence on the sale of a business, lawyers need to have at least a basic understanding of accounting concepts and associated analytical skills. In this session you will gain an understanding of core financial statements, their content and how to interpret and analyse them.

  • Financial Reporting: The Regulatory Overlay - Preparing financial reports used to be simple, but successful ruses by the unscrupulous have resulted in successively more restrictive layers of regulation to ensure the accuracy of financial reporting.  This presentation is designed to provide a high level understanding of the rules and regulations surrounding financial reporting.

  • From Theory to Practice: A Financial Skills Case Study - Knowing the theory is the first step towards understanding financial statements, but being able to practically utilise the information for the purposes of issue identification, advising, forward planning and negotiating can make all the difference when servicing your clients. Through the use of an in-depth case study, this session will give you the tools.

Valuations and Taxation Issues for Lawyers

  • Making Dollars and Sense out of Business Valuations - Whether advising warring parties in property settlement proceedings in the Family Court, or navigating the sale or purchase of a business, business valuations can be an important part of a lawyer’s practice. However, business valuations are tricky, and mistakes can be costly. This session examines the key valuation issues involved with businesses.

  • Capital Gains Tax for Lawyers – General Principles - CGT is a complex tax which can bite you when you least expect it.  Other than those who practice in tax, lawyers need to understand the general principles.  But, most importantly, you need to be familiar with the most common situations in legal practice which have CGT implications and that is the focus of the next two sessions.

  • Capital Gains Tax for Lawyers – Common Scenarios - Your client will not want to pay any CGT.  It’s your job in common commercial transactions to be able to recognise CGT issues in transactions so that you can seek expert advice on them before it’s too late!  This session explains the CGT implications of common situations confronting lawyers.

  • Division 7A: A Primer for Lawyers - Division 7A is designed ultimately to tax loans and transfers of property from private companies to their shareholders or associates as if the loans or gifts were dividends.  Both loans and transfers of property are defined in very broad terms and can easily catch the unwary or uninformed.  And the reach of Division 7A extends in oblique ways to certain trust distributions as well.  This session covers the basics of Division 7A before canvassing a series of common situations which you are likely to strike in practice.


Keith Reilly, Financial Reporting Consultant, Sydney

Andrew Chen, Senior Partner, Findex (Australia), Sydney

Sylvia Wallace, Partner – Business Advisory & Assurance, Pitcher Partners, Sydney

Lance Cunningham, National Tax Director, BDO, Sydney

Trevor Vella, Director, Trevor Vella & Co., Northbridge

Susan Young, Principal, Susan Young Tax Training, Brisbane

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