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Dr Gary Johns sees the ACNC’s charity marketplace as similar in its approach to that of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in the sense that we should be known for the accuracy of the data, and it’s not our business to comment. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

ACNC Commissioner Gary Johns focuses on sector transparency


Recently, ethics has come into greater focus, particularly with respect to auditor independence and professional integrity.

Changing winds of accounting ethics


The increased cost is leading some CPA Australia members, especially those with limited Australian Financial Services (AFS) licences, to hand back their licences.

Perfect storm: Australia's growing financial advice gap


Eddie Chew CPA, Potboy Groceries’ CEO and founder.

Potboy Groceries' new model for fast-moving consumer goods


The experience from similar schemes interstate has shown no evidence of significant adverse impacts to employers or employees in the  covered industries or to the economy generally.

Taking it with you: should long service leave be portable?


For an investor, however, gaining status as a sophisticated investor or wholesale client carries new risks as well as benefits.

Sophisticated investors: special treatment trap for accountants and investors


Reconstruction work at The Christchurch Cathedral, New Zealand, which was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2011.

Rising from the rubble: how Christchurch rebuilds


Accountants must recognise that they are living in environmental systems that are under severe stress.

Corporate sustainability and ESG: counting on accountants


"When you can create a product solution that appeals to half of the Australian population, that’s pretty powerful." Callum Mulvihill CPA.

Powerball odds - new rules, new thinking at play


Fiona Schutt CPA, CFO WorkSafe Victoria.

Worksafe Victoria CFO Fiona Schutt CPA: connecting people, protecting workers


There’s a clear role for accountants around making the right data available on which employers can make informed, independent decisions on MySuper default fund selection, without breaking the law.

Super fund selection: accountants bridge gap between advice and guidance


AFCA chief David Locke. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

AFCA chief David Locke's clean slate


Workers want to work in an environment in which their need for leadership, connection and, yes, self-care, is taken seriously.

The pros and cons of corporate wellness programs


Today's cloud-based accounting software connects to a vast multitude of apps that collect information and perform other specialised functions such as customer relationship management (CRM) and inventory.

5 accounting software providers for SMEs


Artificial intelligence has potential impacts similar to other forms of technology-based disruption, but also has additional characteristics that need to be considered separately.

How AI is changing the role of accounting and finance professionals


Lisa Gemmell CPA.

How Lisa Gemmell CPA balances risk at Mons Royale


In recruitment, the danger of basing hiring decisions on likability is the creation of homogenous teams that miss out on the benefits associated with diversity.

The benefits of working with people you don't like


It takes time, energy and money to recruit an employee. It makes sense to make the most of them.

How to discover your employees' hidden talents


Chata.ai’s forecasting tool and a Chata.ai dashboard.

5 simple and affordable AI tools for business


Using Excel's flexible ranges in conditional calculation functions