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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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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


'Amy Foo CPA, Melbourne-based managing director of the San Francisco software company Zendesk lives and breathes digital finance. Photographer: Anthony Geernaert.

Zendesk's Amy Foo CPA is on a mission to go for growth


Ruth Medd FCPA (right) and Claire Braund, co-founders of Women on Boards. Photographer: Nic Walker

Women on boards: are we making any progress?


The basis of "The Entrepreneurial Accountant" author Phil Richards' advice to up-and-coming CPAs is to stay focused on what he calls his Five F's. Photographer: Luke Marsden.

What The Entrepreneurial Accountant can teach CPAs about success


For most businesses, blockchain is part of a distant future they don’t quite understand, but proponents say it has the potential to transform the engine room of financial services.

Blockchain reaction: is your data safe from hacking?