The Contra Account - A Bookkeeping Podcast
Episode 5 - Water Skiing Fraud

Episode 5 - Water Skiing Fraud

February 8, 2021

Welcome back to the Contra Account, a podcast where we give you a bookkeeper’s perspective on the world and some of its happenings.

Today we’re going to be looking at a recently reported piece of white collar crime committed by a finance officer at a sporting club not too far away from where we both live in southern NSW.

We also cover:

  • CBA Xero bank feeds troubles
  • STP Phase 2
  • AustPayNet/Fundraising Institute of Australia trying to save the cheque
  • JobKeeper fraud
  • Payroll brawl in SA
  • Abusive Tax Agent in Sydney
  • Water Ski Club Fraud
  • Process Documentation
  • $50/month software - too expensive?

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Episode 4 - We’re Back!

Episode 4 - We’re Back!

January 25, 2021

Welcome to episode 4 of The Contra Account – A Bookkeeping Podcast. We are back with our first episode of the new year, to talk about the bookkeeping and accounting industry.

Dave discusses his somewhat reinvigorated energy, and the approach he plans to take to gain more of a foothold on the industry (and take over the world).

Darren is also back, refreshed, and covers off some of the latest bookkeeping industry news, such as:

Dave shares his latest example of a fascinating ponzi scheme, and talks about this documentary about it.

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Episode 3 - Keep Your Clients out of the News

Episode 3 - Keep Your Clients out of the News

December 14, 2020

Darren McMahon keeps your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the bookkeeping industry news and views, while Dave Gertler briefs you on some controversial financial stories that have been in the news lately. 

2:20 - Dave recap

23:00 - Darren recap

35:25 - Fraud and financial mismanagement - Dave on Melissa Caddick and Central Coast Council in the news

51:25 - Bookkeeping industry recap - Darren on ABA board appointments, Xero partner and Hubdoc complaints, Accounting Business Expo, JobMaker and TPB’s support

1:10:00 - Signing off. It’s a long episode, but you have to wait a fortnight for the next episode, so you have something to sink your teeth into.

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Episode 2 - Bookkeeper vs Everything Else

Episode 2 - Bookkeeper vs Everything Else

November 30, 2020

On this second episode of The Contra Account, hosts Darren McMahon and Dave Gertler get into bookkeeping industry news and views, as we dive into Dave's backstory.

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Episode 1 - Bookkeeper vs Cloud Accounting Junkie

Episode 1 - Bookkeeper vs Cloud Accounting Junkie

November 16, 2020

On this first episode of The Contra Account, hosts Darren McMahon and Dave Gertler get into why we chose the name The Contra Account, as well as diving into Darren’s backstory.

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