The professional investors and analysts in Australian property are not panicking. They do, however, predict continuing softness in the market as a cyclical correction following an extended period of growth.
Liam Bastick is one of only 104 people in the world recognised as an Excel MVP. Ahead of his appearance at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA), Bastick outlines how he uses Excel and a two-stage technique he has developed using “tornado” charts and sensitivity analysis.
The ATO is proactively working to help practitioners with smaller clients resolve some of the unique challenges they face with single touch payroll (STP) reporting.
Would a shorter annual report be more useful for shareholders and stakeholders?
Plans to introduce a three-year audit cycle for compliant self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) will fail to reduce compliance costs for trustees and instead could force some auditors out of the market, accounting professionals warn.
When you hear the terms “start-up” or “entrepreneur” do you think, “That’s not me”? If you’re launching your own public practice, you’re an entrepreneur! Setting up a practice takes planning, commitment and know-how – but also a solid dose of entrepreneurial spirit, as Saurav Wadhwa CPA learned.
A new section in the Code of Ethics for accountants provides a guide on what to do if they come across a client’s non-compliance with laws and regulations (NOCLAR). Ahead of his appearance at WCOA 2018, Dr Stavros Thomadakis talks about how accountants can strike the right balance if they discover their client is acting illegally or against the public interest.
When the business environment is shifting constantly, how do business owners and their accountants apply structure to forward planning so they can adequately plan, budget and forecast?
Presentations, whether to board members, colleagues, stakeholders or investors, are now a crucial skill, and it is no longer enough to illustrate your message with static PowerPoint lists of dot points. This is where graphics come in.
Building a great team doesn’t happen overnight. Even successful teams can strike obstacles and a new employee can find it confronting to join a high-performing team, for fear they will not be accepted. Here’s what you can do to build a great team.
Far from being a destructive force in the workplace, research shows that complaining at work can help break down silos and strengthen teams.
Leaders such as Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and former Australian Test cricket captain Steve Smith have all been saying the same thing lately: "I'm sorry." What makes a good apology, and how can you tell whether the mea culpa is sincere?
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