Australia has a long history of holding royal commissions, and they're now being used to tackle complex social issues like aged care, domestic violence and more.
Tax cuts, incentives for business investment and spending on health and welfare: tonight’s Federal Budget was crafted with Australia’s May election in mind. Read on for CPA Australia’s verdict on Budget 2019.
Slavery and bribery are likely to be top of the agenda for financial regulators in 2019. Here's a look at the landscape for regulations in the Asia-Pacific.
CFOs are the finance bridge between the operations, CEO and board of their organisation. They need analytical skills to discover information and interpret what it means plus social skills to work with stakeholders so the organisation benefits from their insights.
Excel is way more than just spreadsheets. It can be used for data analysis and to transform numbers to graphics you can use in presentations. That makes it a valuable tool for your finance career. Here are nine handy demonstrations on how to use Excel better.
Karen Stocks FCPA is at the heart of debates about what information consumers want, where the internet is headed and how machine learning will transform data analysis.
All work and no play make Jack, Jane and everyone in-between not only dull, but unproductive. Here’s why staff engagement is critical to the success of your smaller accounting firm.
Clients are demanding more from auditors because they know machine processes are available to provide greater insights, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) learned.
Bitcoin and blockchain can restore trust in financial transactions, one of the foremost authorities on cryptocurrencies, Brian Forde, told the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) meeting in Sydney on November 7, 2018.
An increased capacity for data analysis is providing new insights for organisations – but don’t expect everyone to welcome it, was the message from former New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Bill English to the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) in Sydney.
Closer collaboration between tax authorities around the world is closing the net on tax evaders and the intermediaries who enable their activities, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard on 6 November.
Too expensive, when will you find time to do it and how do our clients benefit anyway? These are typical rejections to requests from finance teams wanting to upgrade their technology, delegates to the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard on November 5.
To paraphrase a popular idiom, nothing is certain except death, taxes and highly complicated, jargon-filled life insurance. With Integrity Life, Chris Powell FCPA is out to change that.
Flexible work arrangements offer a potential win-win for both job-seekers and employers, but making them run well needs trust and good management of several key issues, say the experts.
You won’t find them in Treasurer Scott Morrison's budget night speech, but there are plenty of smaller, and possibly unusual, items of interest in the Budget 2018 papers.
Accountants and the tax profession will find plenty of measures in the fine print of the 2018 Federal Budget papers that will affect individuals and business clients.
A budget to strengthen the economy, create jobs and guarantee essential services while ensuring the Australian Government lives within its means was the promise of tonight’s Federal Budget.
Accounting skills take on a particular value in wartime, when nations fight for survival and resources are scarce. Here we take a look at the work of accountants who made their mark on military history.
Powered by new technology, the gig economy offers flexibility for workers and employers, plus the chance to make some extra money, but these arrangements can fall foul of the law.