Blockchain is to financial transactions what the internet is to email – a platform that allows for so much more.

Blockchain: the future of record keeping

In super, size is the new black – and the big are getting bigger.

Struggling super funds pushed to merge

CPA Australia's 2017 small business survey found a growing sense of optimism in the small business sector. Overall, 2017 was slightly more positive than 2016, with a moderate increase in the number of businesses reporting that they grew.

Small business owners in the Asia-Pacific feeling optimistic: survey

Research shows that 53 per cent of executives in SMEs expect to outgrow their offices this year

Find the right office space for your business

The acquisition of new skills is a crucial element in both employee engagement and retention.

7 tips to upskill your workplace

Who has spare time anymore! Do more with Excel with these handy Excel shortcuts.

Incredibly useful Excel shortcuts

Large numbers of women moved into accounting roles when men went to fight in the First World War in 1914 and after the war there was a sense that society was changing.

The long road for Australia’s female accountants

New requirements in the Code of Ethics for professional accountants ensures practitioners respond in a timely way.

Why you can’t turn a blind eye to non-compliance by a client

The rewards for cybercriminals from gaining access to client records can be substantial, and no accounting practice is too small.

Why even small practices are cybercrime targets

Start typing Bernard Salt's name into Google and the very first thing that comes up is "Bernard Salt avocado". Sadly for him, this does not mean Salt has a prolific sideline as a TV chef. Photos by Jarrod Barnes.

No trust, no job security: Bernard Salt on the uncertain future

GPs Sebastian Rees (left) and Troye Wallett road-tested GenWise for a year.

Digital doctors: home visits and better patient care

Applying IFRS 16 will see profits affected by the financing effect, even if the underlying results stay the same.

The bottom line on leasing under IFRS 16

The role of the accountant is undergoing a significant shift and accounting jobs are shifting, too.

Should young accountants have to do basic accounting work?

Marcell Judkins FCPA, CFO Victoria International Container Terminal. Photo by Benny Capp.

Love your job and others lessons from a CFO

Cecile Thaxter was born in Jamaica, studied in New York, and is now changing the culture at Kalgoorlie's Super Pit. Photos by Melissa Drummond.

Breaking new ground at the Kalgoorlie Super Pit

Smart city, in broad terms, describes a city that uses technology and data to  improve operations, enhance quality of life and reduce running costs. Illustrations by Ellen Porteus.

Get smart: making our cities great places to live

Demand for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander accountants is far outstripping supply. What, then, is stopping Indigenous students from pursuing the field of finance?

Closing the Indigenous accountancy gap

Sunset over Seoul as seen from Mount Namsan in the heart of South Korea's capital city.

Young entrepreneurs break South Korea's business mould

Hong Kong’s public finances are forecast to remain one of the healthiest, if not the healthiest in the world.

Hong Kong budget 2018: strong surplus and a focus on innovation

Although Australia has managed a remarkable 26 years of unbroken economic growth, productivity has slowed here, too. Illustrations by Ben Sanders.

The global phenomenon of slowing productivity