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Belinda Parkes

Belinda Parkes spent 20 years as a newspaper journalist and sub-editor in Australia and the UK and established herself as a freelance journalist three years ago. She has since expanded into magazines, digital media and children's book editing. In her spare time, she rehabilitates echidnas for her local wildlife rescue group.

If you’re considering making the leap from CFO to another senior  executive role, are you prepared for what’s expected of you, and do you have what it takes to succeed in the role?

From CFO to COO: making the leap in your finance career


"Volunteering enables you to get a different point of view from normal travelling and to mix with people you wouldn’t normally meet." Melva Macaulay ASA

AfID: taking accounting skills and putting them to volunteer use


Anne-Marie Martin CPA pictured near her Launceston home (left) and in her office with a client’s son, who she predicts will be a future accountant.

The power of networking in your accounting career: Anne-Marie Martin CPA


'Customer service is all about mindset, and leaders have to empower staff to be aware of that.

Getting customer service right in the retail sector


Joyce Routledge (left) and Cherie Bush (right) from iBase, which offers a different approach to Indigenous accounting.

A new way forward for Indigenous accounting


'Most of us tend not to look much more than a year ahead – we haven’t changed from the Stone Age, where four seasons is about as far as anyone looked.' IBISWorld is different. Photographer: Damien Pleming.

The future according to IBISWorld's Phil Ruthven


PRI's accountant Loise (left) and Penelope James CPA at PRI-Kenya.

Penelope James CPA puts her accounting skills to work in Kenyan permaculture project


Coralia Mielczarek CPA, management accountant and Greg Edelmaier CPA general manager, finance, at social enterprise STREAT. Photo: Jarrod Barnes

Meet the two CPAs at STREAT who put financial structures in place to help the disadvantaged


Captain John Stavridis CPA combines business acumen with military expertise on board HMAS Hobart, thanks to his CPA Australia designation. Photo by Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Nicolas Gonzalez.

Captain, commander and CPA: a meeting of business and military


Universities train workers of the future, and university research impacts on every sector of Australia's economy.

As government funding drops, how do Australian universities respond?