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Derek Parker

Derek Parker is a freelance writer based in Melbourne, and a former editor of INTHEBLACK (when it was known as Australian CPA). His reviews and articles, mainly dealing with business issues and current affairs, appear in a wide range of publications in Australia and overseas. His first novel, This Tattooed Land, was published in 2014.

In the US and several other jurisdictions, financial reporting has moved into the digital era. But Australian companies have yet to go down that path.

Digital reporting: The way forward for financial reports


Just as you usually would in a “normal” conference, there are opportunities to attend sessions, ask questions and communicate with peers at the virtual variety.

How to make the most of a virtual conference


The need for reliable information has increased and it is up to finance professionals to ensure that not only are statutory obligations met but also that maximum transparency is provided.

Roadmap for annual reporting in the COVID-19 era


People in business need to consciously maintain their mental wellbeing and the usual commonsense approaches still apply.

Stress management: COVID-19, tax time and the sum of our fears


In many ways a virtual interview should be treated like a face-to-face interview - taken seriously, with research and preparation.

Direct to video: ‘the new normal’ for job interviews


By and large, a budget is the expected financial quantification of a company’s goals, ideally based on a considered reflection of its circumstances.

Budget forecasting in the COVID-19 era


Artificial intelligence has potential impacts similar to other forms of technology-based disruption, but also has additional characteristics that need to be considered separately.

How AI is changing the role of accounting and finance professionals


In the past few federal budgets, the ATO has received funding increases that it has used to address the income tax gap and the black economy.

The ATO ups its compliance game. Here's what that means for taxpayers.


Top 10 business podcasts


Relax this holiday season with these great reads.

10 great holiday reads