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Adam Courtenay

Adam Courtenay writes general business, investment and market-related stories for several major newspapers in Australia including The Sydney Morning Herald/Age and the Australian Financial Review. He also works for Denmark-based TradingFloor.com as both an Asian correspondent and copy editor. He recently wrote his first eBook, Grand Mistresses of the Amazon, and is currently writing his second.

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AFCA chief David Locke. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

AFCA chief David Locke's clean slate


Angus Raine FCPA, executive chairman of Raine & Horne, one of Australia's oldest real estate franchises. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

Angus Raine FCPA pioneers a new way forward for real estate


I’m passion driven – always wanting to make a difference. Not only am I a woman in tech, but I’m an ethnic woman in tech. I’m proud of that. Photo: Carolyn Haslett.

From Smart Cities Initiative to Ecosystm, Jannat Maqbool CPA holds many roles


Because of the way the new standards are written, being a good accountant requires enhanced skills, such as a better understanding of risk management.

IFRS: new challenges, new opportunities for accountants


In 10 years Charley Rowley CPA has moved from being Tigerspike’s Sydney office manager to COO of a global business of over 300 employees, across 11 offices worldwide. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

3 tips for new CPAs


Accountants who can embrace new technology, artificial intelligence and blockchain will be well ahead of the game. Illustration: Michael Killalea.

Accounting's brave new blockchain frontier


'About a third of employees are distracted by financial issues while at  work, with almost half spending three hours a week or more on handling personal financial issues while on the clock.

How financially fit are your firm's employees?


Shelley Banton realised that to take advantage of the kind of technology now streaming into the marketplace, she had to have a bigger firm behind her. Image: Anthony Geernaert.

Harnessing technology for better outcomes for auditor and client


The use of big data – and the transformation of accountants from number crunchers to human-centric evaluators of costs and benefits – has made a difference at NSW Health.

Beyond numbers: human-centric accounting


Claire Young CPA, founder and director of ClarityNT in Alice Springs, has made working remotely work.

How Claire Young CPA makes working remotely work for her