Frequently Asked Questions Clients

MEETIG8 efficiently helps you connect with freelancing professionals who possess the most suitable skills, expertise and experience for your assignment.

On the MEETIG8 platform, you can:

  • Post assignment briefs to our large community of freelancing professionals in the risk, compliance and audit fields.
  • View freelancing professionals’ profiles and find the most suitable fit for your assignment.
  • Contact freelancing professionals directly.
  • Build a team of freelancing professionals with diverse skill sets and expertise to assist in your assignments.
  • Register as a client on the MEETIG8 platform here. It is free to register and free to post assignments.
  • Post an assignment and MEETIG8 will provide recommendations on freelancing professionals to assist you with your assignment.
  • Upon posting an assignment, you can also receive pitches and applications from skilled and experienced advisors. You can also utilise the search tool to find and connect directly with freelancing professionals.
  • Chat with, interview and hire the right advisor.
  • Agree the scope the work and agree on terms and deliverables.
  • Provide ratings and reviews on the freelancing professional upon completion of the assignment
  • Browse reviews of freelancing professionals provided by clients (where avaliable).

Our freelancing professionals have skills and expertise in the following areas:

Risk Management:

 

    • Expertise in Operational, Credit, Market, Liquidity and Technology risk management
    • Risk management frameworks
    • Risk management models (e.g. Three Lines of Defence)
    • Key risk indicators and measurement tools
    • Risk assessments
    • Internal controls identification and assessment
    • Monitoring internal controls
    • Risk reporting (e.g. risk appetite metrics, issues and incidents reporting)

 

Legal and Regulatory Compliance:

 

    • Experts in local laws and regulations
    • Experience in dealing with regulators and their expectations
    • Development of compliance plans and operationalise
    • Compliance controls monitoring

 

Internal Audit:

 

  • Development internal audit plan
  • Plan, lead and execute internal audits
  • Computer assisted audit techniques (CAATS)
  • Risk culture and conduct risk audits
  • Project assurance (e.g. pre-implementation reviews)
  • Supplement existing audit teams with specific expertise or capability

MEETIG8 has freelancing professionals who are ready to service companies of all sizes from startups to small and medium sized companies to large enterprises.

You can create an account here. It is free to register.

You can specify your preferred working arrangements when you post an assignment.

You can browse freelancing professionals on MEETIG8 and identify one who meets your requirements. You can then connect directly with the freelancer to find out their availability, rates and suitability for your assignment. If you post an assignment, MEETIG8 can utilise its matching technology to shortlist for you suitable candidates for you to consider and explore. You can also receive pitches and applications from freelancing professionals who have seen and are interested in your posted assignment. If you have urgent requirements, please get in touch with us at info@MEETIG8.com

We advise all freelancing professionals to have appropriate insurance coverage for the services they provide, and for clients to ensure it meets their needs.

Yes. You can create a client account here, and specialist account here. But you will need to use a different email address to set up each account.

You can ask for your account to be permanently deleted by contacting us at info@MEETIG8.com

You can specify your budget when you post your assignment on MEETIG8. As a guide, freelancing professionals can charge between $500 and $3,000 per day. For each assignment, per freelancing professional, we charge you (i.e. the Client) a service fee of 12% of the agreed specialist’s daily rate for the duration of the assignment or the fixed price deliverable. If in a particular circumstance where MEETIG8 determines a different service fee to the stated 12% is to be applied, it will be agreed with you before the assignment commences. If you post an assignment, or are otherwise introduced to the freelancing professional through MEETIG8 and decide to engage, the service fee will apply.

You will be charged 15% of the freelancing professional’s annual remuneration package if you hire them on a permanent basis while they are working on the assignment or following the completion of the assignment. This is known as an introduction fee.

Freelancing professionals may have different pricing arrangements depending on the industry and type of service provided. Typical pricing arrangements include:

  • Fixed price – Pay a fixed price for the deliverable.
  • Variable – Pay per hour or per day.
  • Retainer – Pay a fixed fee per month for an agreed number of hours worked.

You can extend your assignment following commencement, should the Client and/or Specialist determine part-way through the engagement that the duration of the original assignment needs to be longer to complete the engagement. However, the assignment has to be the same assignment as originally agreed and contracted for, and not a new assignment of a different nature, objective and/or deliverable.

Please note that an engagement that is regarded as separate to any previous or original assignments will be subject to a new MEETIG8’s service fee (payable by the Client). If you wish to discuss the extension situation of an assignment, please contact us at info@MEETIG8.com

The freelancing professionals are accountable and responsible for delivering assignments for clients in accordance with agreed scope, terms and deliverables. As per our Terms and Conditions, the freelancing professionals are independent contractors and MEETIG8 is not responsible for the quality and timeliness of the work and deliverables. MEETIG8 is the platform operator and provides value through providing clients direct access to a pool of skilled and experienced freelancing resources and some administration services.

As part of our Terms and Conditions, freelancing professionals agree to not disclose confidential information associated with the Client and the assignment. Clients can also request the freelancing professional sign a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement prior to disclosing information about the assignment.

You can also determine and restrict access to your assignment information depending on the level of confidentiality you require. Firstly, you can create a blind assignment brief where no specific information about the client is described and utilising generic wording in your written brief. Secondly, you have the option of listing the assignment as “private, invite only”. This ensures that only freelancing professionals who are invited to the assignment have access to it.

MEETIG8’s current focus is on the local Australian market. Over time, MEETIG8’s aim is to open up in markets around the world.

Clients from locations outside of Australia are welcome to register on our platform.

MEETIG8 will continually review demand and supply of Clients and Specialist in locations outside of Australia. The platform will work effectively if there is adequate demand and supply in that particular location.

We will also keep in touch with Clients from locations outside of Australia to determine if the platform’s service work for them over time. There may also be opportunities where Australian-based Specialist can provide services to Clients based outside of Australia.

Specialists

MEETIG8 provides you with recommendations and leads for assignments from a wide network of companies and businesses.

As a member of MEETIG8, you can:

  • Access the niche marketplace for risk management, compliance and internal audit and specifically look for freelancing opportunities in these areas.
  • Build your profile and brand as a freelance provider of professional services in the areas of risk management, compliance and/or internal audit.
  • Manage your professional profile all in one place, on the MEETIG8 platform.
  • Have access to view a range of posted assignments.
  • Register here and set up your profile
  • View and pitch for assignments posted by clients.
  • Interested clients will connect with you directly to find out more about your interest, suitability for the assignment, mobility and availability. Interested clients will contact you to discuss the terms of the assignment.
  • Agree to Terms and Conditions on the MEETIG8 website.
  • Some clients may require specialist to sign their company specific statement of work or contract. Please provide MEETIG8 with a copy once signed.
  • MEETIG8 charges clients a fee, i.e. an agreed percentage of the Specialist’s agreed daily rate or fixed price deliverable.
  • Clients will provide you with ratings and review comments upon completion of the assignment, which will help you build your profile and personal brand.

It is free for freelance professionals to register and use the MEETIG8 platform.

You will need to contact and inform us:

  • if the current assignment will be or has been extended since the agreed commencement date of the assignment; or
  • if the client has engaged you for an additional assignment after the completion of your original assignment (i.e. a separate assignment).

Please note that an engagement that is regarded as separate to any previous or original assignments will be subject to a new MEETIG8’s service fee (payable by the Client). If you wish to discuss the extension situation of an assignment, please contact us at info@MEETIG8.com

Freelancing professionals can register free. It is free to register and become a member of the MEETIG8 platform.

Upon registration, we will review your application to determine whether you meet our criteria to join the platform. We will get back to you as soon as possible, following receipt of your registration application, to inform you whether you have been successful in joining our platform.

Freelancing professionals on the MEETIG8 platform typically have the following attributes:

  • Skills and experience in a functional area relevant to risk, compliance and audit
  • Take a hands on approach to work
  • Focused and sharp on achieving outcomes
  • Thought leadership
  • Sought after by organisations for their skills and experience

Our freelancing professionals typically specialise in:

  • Risk Management (Operational, Credit, Market or Liquidity risk)
  • Technology Risk Management
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Assurance
  • Fraud and Forensics

Send an email to info@MEETIG8.com requesting that your account be deleted. Upon your request, we will delete all information related to your account.

You cannot participate in the MEETIG8 platform in breach of any laws, regulations or obligations to third parties. If your employment policy prohibits discussing professional matters externally, you must not participate in the MEETIG8 platform.

When determining your rates, you should consider industry standards and norms, your level of experience, the depth of your skills and the value you place on your time.

All members are independent contractors of MEETIG8. They act in their own capacity at all times and are not an employee, agent, partner, legal representative or joint venture of MEETIG8, at any point in time.

Yes, we require all freelancing professionals in Australia to have an ABN or ACN. Most clients will only work with contractors who possess an ABN.

Please speak to an Insurance broker or agent on your insurance needs.

In Australia, there are three main types of insurance for which you should ensure you have the appropriate level of cover, and check with clients that this meets their expectations too. There may be certain situations where insurance cover may not be required by the independent specialist.

Where Insurance is required, MEETIG8 will need to verify and confirm your insurance status before assignments can commence. If you have any questions on insurance, please contact info@MEETIG8.com

Professional Indemnity

This is for claims against you for financial injury. For example, the loss of data that resulted in damages to your client or a third party. Professional Indemnity insurance seeks to protect your assets and reputation. Regardless of the size of your business, Professional Indemnity claims can be costly. Even if you are not at fault, you may still need to defend yourself and pay legal costs. Please speak to an Insurance broker or agent on your insurance needs (e.g. insured amount).

Public Liability

This is for claims against you for physical injury at your premises or at a client’s premises. Please speak to an Insurance broker or agent on your insurance needs (e.g. insured amount).

Workers Compensation

This is to protect you if you get injured on an assignment at a client’s site. Freelancing professionals and contractors have a legislative obligation to ensure they have workers compensation insurance in place where they operate as a Pty Ltd company. The exception is where you operate as a sole trader. The premium is State legislated so each State/Territory changes different amounts.

MEETIG8 facilitates the payments between you and the Client. You submit a payment claim for your work on the MEETIG8 platform and upon approval by the Client, payment will be made to your bank account. 

You will need to be registered for GST if you meet the thresholds specified by the Australian Tax Office.

MEETIG8’s current focus is on the local Australian market. Over time, MEETIG8’s aim is to open up in markets around the world.

Specialists from locations outside of Australia are welcome to register on our platform.

MEETIG8 will continually review demand and supply of Clients and Specialists in locations outside of Australia. The platform will work effectively if there is adequate demand and supply in that particular location.

We will also keep in touch with Specialists from locations outside of Australia to determine if the platform’s service work for them over time. There may also be opportunities where Specialists based outside of Australia can provide services to Clients in Australia either remotely or on-site.

Background checks may be required at the discretion of MEETIG8, prior to accepting an Specialist onto the platform.

MEETIG8’s aim is to facilitate the provision of high quality and reliable talent to companies and therefore may require background checks to be conducted prior to acceptance onto the platform.

Background checks may include identity check, police check, employment history checks, employment reference checks (e.g. with current or previous manager), etc.