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

超好用的Excel快捷键,你知道吗?


The tornado chart approach is based on the 80/20 rule focusing on drivers that stand out beyond the rest.

Modelling with Tornado Charts in Excel


The ATO is working on solutions to help smaller employers meet their STP obligations next year.

ATO seeks to streamline STP for small entities


While some annual reports may be shorter they aren’t any easier to understand.

The annual report: is shorter better?


Image: David McCandless@informationisbeautiful.net

How the right graphics take presentations to a new level


如何利用财务数据,让你的观点言之有物


SMSF advisers say this change in particular will not lower the cost of audits for super fund trustees because it will not reduce the overall work involved in auditing a SMSF.

The risks of three-year SMSF audits


Actively planning for retirement helps counter the loss of identity, income and status that can accompany the exit from the workforce.

Know when to change gear: judging the right time for retirement


"The moment you think you’re successful is the moment where your competitors start to outperform you", says Jimmy Wu.

Data sweet spot for coffee chain


Changes to money laundering laws aim to help New Zealand live up to its reputation as one of the world’s least corrupt countries and one of the safest places in which to conduct business.

Crackdown on money laundering: New Zealand cleans up its dirty money


There is a greater onus on auditors because they are there to check the figures and protect the SMSF’s trustee and members from abuse.

Auditor responsible for SMSF’s losses, NSW Court of Appeal finds


Although it’s commonly regarded as a single technology, there are different types of blockchain: public and private.

What’s the difference between a private and public blockchain?


Around 90 per cent of financial advice on setting up an SMSF does not comply with relevant laws.

ASIC study shows up shaky SMSF advice


As the ATO continues to refine its data analysis systems, tax audit protection is set to become increasingly useful.

So, you’ve been targeted by the ATO for a tax audit


Group thinking is a real danger when everyone in the team is the same demographic.

8 tips to build a great team


'My team was charged with finding out where the Taliban got its money from and how much.' US Navy Lieutenant Bill Conway, who used his accounting acumen to fight terrorism. Photography: Chris Strong.

From accounting to bringing down the Taliban


Naomi Vowels with the debut book from Red Shoes stories.

Naomi Vowels CPA puts finance skills to good use in Singapore start-up


The government will establish a multi-agency Black Economy Standing Taskforce to lead a cross-agency approach to combating the black economy.

Back in black: taskforce combats the black economy


We live in a highly digitalised society, where the concept of “public image” has a completely different meaning than it used to.

Pros and cons of 'fame tax' on celebrity image rights


The beginning of the global financial crisis prompted widespread economic hysteria.

10 years on: looking back on Lehman Brothers and the global financial crisis