A leap of faith took Paul Cooper FCPA out of his accounting practice and into the world of manufacturing and business, and he has high hopes for Australia's manufacturing sector.
There are plenty of examples of CPAs who start out in accounting, finance and treasury roles and use their varied skill set to advance to the C-suite. However, not many would count compassion among the essential tools in advancing their career.
Hugh Williams saw the potential of tech before most of his generation. Now he is unlocking digital skills in others.
Dr Avnesh Ratnanesan believes disruption in healthcare and an improvement in patient experience will not come from the healthcare industry itself, but from other industries.
Bursting out of one's comfort zone, embracing change and having the right mindset are key ingredients in Sanchi Kariyawasam CPA's recipe for success.
Datin Yap Shin Siang FCPA took over the family business, shook off gender biases, and grew a small business into a major player.
AFCA chief David Locke knows data may not solve people's personal financial crises, but it will help explain their causes and how the financial industry might start to wipe its slate clean.
Angus Raine FCPA grew up in the real estate business, but found his own way into the industry and is pioneering a way forward with new technology.
With 20 years of experience in business tech and a long academic career, New Zealand-based Jannat Maqbool CPA has had to learn how to balance her time.
Financial statements need the input of more stakeholders than accountants, and accountants, too, need to think more broadly - their skill set is becoming more valuable as the need for better communication and broader valuation expertise becomes a normal part of the job.