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Alexandra Cain

Alexandra Cain is a freelance finance journalist who likes nothing better than getting her head around esoteric financial topics and making them easily understandable for readers. She lives, works and surfs in sunny Dee Why in Sydney.

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Although accountants have seen some wage growth this year, salaries have not moved much for the last three or four years.

With wage growth slow, will you get a pay rise this year?


To influence outcomes, CPAs need to position themselves as consultants.

How to build lasting relationships with your accounting clients


While a trade deal between China and the US appears close at the time of writing, only time will tell how these dynamics play out across the region.

Opportunities for some businesses from trade wars


The optimal relationship between the accounting and sales team requires a true partnership in which everyone understands their role. Photographer: Michael Killalea.

Management accounting and sales: partners or foes?


The trade tensions between the US and China trade is already affecting businesses in the Asia-Pacific region.

US/China trade tensions: some Asian businesses see opportunities


The neurodiversity paradigm is a perspective that every kind of mind is equally deserving of respect and value, and therefore potentially capable of contributing powerfully to society in positive ways.

Neurodiversity: bringing unique talents to the workplace


Waisale Iowane ASA, CFO of Free Bird Institute, the first foreign company to be listed on the Fiji exchange. Photo: Kama Catch Me.

Meet the Fijian CFO successfully navigating cultural differences in business


'Populate your CV and social media profile, especially LinkedIn, with keywords that match the job description of the role for which you're applying.

Use the right CV keywords and beat the machine scanning your job application


Whaling scams are often hard to detect because the emails usually do not have an attachment or URL link.

6 tips to foil a whaling scam


The biggest step the government could take to improve women’s super balances is to increase the superannuation guarantee to 12 per cent.

How to make super work for women