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?
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.
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.
The decision to retire is a personal one that’s often as much about your purpose for working as it is about your finances. We look at the signs that it could be time to move on, as well as how to plan for a successful retirement.
The Coffee Club is using data analytics to understand customers better and stay ahead in Australia’s highly competitive café sector. Here’s how your business can use data to arrive at new solutions.
Suspect financial transactions are being scrutinised and then stamped out in New Zealand under its money laundering laws. Here’s why Australian accountants need to take notice.
A recent New South Wales case highlights and redefines the very high standard of care expected from auditors, accountants and other professionals when providing services.
Blockchain is forecast to transform many industries by providing fast, verifiable transfer and tracking.
An ASIC review highlights that some people are just not suited for self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) and the onus is on financial advisers to recognise when this might be the case.
SPONSORED CONTENT: Can you – or your clients – afford to be audited? We find out why it pays to be prepared.
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.
US Navy lieutenant Bill Conway didn't fire a bullet against the Taliban, but with forensic financial analysis and modern accounting practices, he brought the terrorist sect to its knees.
Naomi Vowels CPA enjoyed a succesful career in finance, most recently as vice-president of a private bank. Now, after packing her bags and uprooting to Singapore, she is writing her own story.
The financial and accounting sector has a key role to play in the federal government's crackdown on the black economy.
The May Federal Budget announced that from 1 July 2019, celebrities and other famous people will no longer be allowed to license their fame or image rights to another entity, and potentially reduce their tax rate.
This month marks 10 years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the event wildly credited with triggering the global financial crisis. Here's how it unfolded.