Accounting firms are vulnerable to whaling scams, where cybercriminals impersonate a senior executive.
Disruption calls for innovative thinking. Here are nine brilliant business ideas to get you started.
A legal precedent may be set for SMSF auditors after a court found a second auditor responsible for the lion’s share of an SMSF’s losses.
Practitioners performing the role of a virtual CFO are not only widening their client base and growing revenue but riding a wave of increasing demand.
Alibaba’s customer-to-business model shows how to use the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to respond to customers’ desires. A book by the company’s chief strategy officer, Ming Zeng, charts Alibaba’s innovative use of technology.
Opposition is building to proposals to limit the tax deductibility of providing tax advice, with CPA Australia members raising concerns about unintended consequences for individuals and small businesses.
Leading economist, Reserve Bank of Australia board member and now dean of one of Australia's most prestigious business schools, Professor Ian Harper has plans to bring academia and business closer.
Is there a better way to tackle audit quality concerns? CPA Australia takes a look at the work underway globally. Here's what the issues are.
Anushka Bandara and Shane Perera of Elegant Media have built a thriving business - and 1000 apps - from the ground up.
Each year, dozens of studies are published about the challenges that surround Australian contemporary life. None, however, reveals the nation's changes as much as the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. Here's what it reveals about the country's financial literacy.
A prestigious company and a great boss - sounds like an ideal career move. But what if you can't have both? Is it worth working for a respected organisation if you have a lousy leader?
Trend watch 2019: The outlook for accountants in the Asia-Pacific region has never been more stirring, but the biggest rewards will come to firms and individuals who are on the front foot.
Slavery and bribery are likely to be top of the agenda for financial regulators in 2019. Here's a look at the landscape for regulations in the Asia-Pacific.
The subscription business model is growing exponentially and, as a result, almost every industry is preparing for a different way of dealing with customers. Enormous advantages await those that get it right. Learn more.
Countries are testing a range of concepts, from facial-recognition payment systems to fully automated convenience stores. Here's why China is now the world's retail laboratory.
Serial entrepreneur Phil Richards FCPA, author of The Entrepreneurial Accountant, straddles two worlds. Part qualified accountant, part tech pioneer, he outlines his formula for success in both areas.
A healthy dose of scepticism is a necessity for an effective audit but personal and professional barriers often stand in the way. Here's what you need to know.
Trust in accountants can be low in Indigenous communities and iBase is out to change that. But when you're a remote-based accounting practice, sometimes you have to do things a little differently.
Cynthia Lahiff CPA and Cameron Hill ASA combine complementary skills to effectively manage the financial and customer service demands of a large government department. This is their "my boss and me" story.
The exodus of ageing baby boomers from the workforce means organisations risk losing access to valuable institutional knowledge. Read on for ways to share skills and experience and turn boomers into boomerangs.