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Peter Docherty  | 

The role of the accountant has changed, says Peter Docherty, General Manager, Public Practice at CPA Australia, and businesses are seeking new types of advisory services from their accountants. Small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) have the opportunity to become their clients’ virtual CFO by offering a wider breadth of services and skillsets than the more traditional role, and skills, sought. Ask the right questions of your clients and look at how you can add value.

Peter Docherty

General Manager, Public Practice, CPA Australia

Peter Docherty is the General Manager of Public Practice at CPA Australia, responsible for strategic oversight of issues impacting public practice members globally, developing member services and advocacy. Peter is a regular speaker in Australia and overseas on regulatory oversight and practice management. He facilitated the development of the IFAC Guide to Practice Management for Small to Medium Practices, CPA Australia’s Firm of the Future Report and Practice Management Portal.