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The Big Chill: economic climate keeps CFOs up at night


Power up your Excel skills in 2020


The Black Economy Taskforce estimated the black economy could be worth as much as 3 per cent of national GDP, or about A$50 billion a year.

Public swamps ATO tip-off line on black economy behaviour


Trotting out the same interview questions each time there is a vacancy will not deliver many insights about the candidates.

Top 8 worst hiring practices


With planning and some attention to detail, a teleconference can be efficient and truly beneficial.

7 ways to run a teleconference – and 6 ways not to


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Best accounting software: measuring the pros and cons of online programs


Opening the vault on Excel, Part 7


The challenges in the audit of less complex entities


Often clashes occur because people feel like someone else is stepping on their territory.

6 strategies to handle coworker conflict


Workers of the new age will need to have adaptability and flexibility to meet the challenges ahead.

5 ways to start upskilling right now


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10 inspiring accountants who volunteer


Foosball tables and colourful murals in hipster workplaces only go so far in creating a workplace where people want to stay.

The secret to employee retention


While insolvency might be the ultimate solution for a failing company, expert advice can help a business recover from insolvency, keep trading and save jobs.

The dangers of trading while insolvent


Opening the vault on Excel, Part 6


"While much has been achieved, too many boards in the ASX200 have stopped at appointing just one woman." Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

Elizabeth Proust is used to being the only woman in the boardroom. Now she wants more women to join her.


With a weakening economic outlook, Australia needs robust financial markets and effective oversight to guard against corporate failures.

Mind the audit expectation gap


Relax this holiday season with these great reads.

10 great holiday reads


The durability of small super funds is seen as another telling sign of inadequate competition.

Supercharged: How high fees eat into super returns


Containers are loaded off a ship and onto trucks at a container terminal in Hong Kong.

Top business issues for 2020


The internet, it seems, is now too deeply ingrained in our society to be assessed with mere money.

How much is the internet worth?