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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.

Reconstruction work at The Christchurch Cathedral, New Zealand, which was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2011.

Rising from the rubble: how Christchurch rebuilds


Brent Pienaar CPA, manager of finance systems, strategy and solutions at Emirates Group based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Brent Pienaar CPA's many paths to the Emirates Group


An outback road in Australia’s red centre, Northern Territory.

Indigenous finance: closing the financial gap


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