By Toni Wright
Once again, the Brentnall National Conference was held on online – this is our third time participating in an online conference – we have been very grateful still being able to connect and network with our affiliate firms during the Covid Pandemic.
The Brentnall National Affiliation is currently ranked 31st in the Australian Financial Review Top 100 Accounting Firms in Australia. The six organisations that comprise the Affiliation are in Brisbane (Harris Black), Sydney (Brentnall NSW), Melbourne (OHM Accountants), Western Australia (Brentnall WA), New Zealand (Chester Grey) and Hamilton.
Brentnall SA were the hosts this time around expertly led by the National Affiliate Chairman Matt hew Holden. Points for discussion this conference were comparing our six different organisations to find common themes and success and expand in these areas in our individual firms. A theme that was explored in the highest level was the working from home option for staff after the enforced lockdowns experienced by different states. Another theme discussed was the option of outsourcing different components of a firm's work requirements.
The success of the collaboration of all firms was highlighted again in the online forum however it was very much a hope that the next conference can be held in person to be able to utilise the team building opportunities and networking that is a huge part of the benefits of these conferences.