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Jan McCallum

Jan McCallum is editor of INTHEBLACK. Jan has worked as a finance journalist in Australia, Hong Kong and Beijing and has written for the business pages of major Australian newspapers, BRW magazine and edited a Chinese business website and the Forbes Australia Rich List. Her particular interest is the intersection of government, business and commercial law.

Prior to joining INTHEBLACK, she was managing editor of InsuranceNEWS.com.au.

Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission Chair Bernard Teague (centre) and fellow Commissioners Ron McLeod (left) and Susan Pascoe (right) listen to submissions at the County Court in Melbourne on 20 April 2009.

Where to next for royal commissions? Try social issues.


The 2019-2020 Budget was handed down to Parliament on the 2 April 2019. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Federal Budget 2019: More winners than losers


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.

The regulations you face in 2019: Asia-Pacific snapshot


10 lessons from leading CFOs


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Power up your Excel skills


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Machine learning or people power? Karen Stocks FCPA has a foot in both worlds.


When people know their employer values and trusts them, they will put themselves out when the workload is heavy or a colleague needs help.

Come together: staff engagement strategies for smaller accounting firms


Data analytics is unlocking new assurance opportunities for auditors who can show a deeper understanding and different view of clients’ businesses.

Audit and the machine: how client demand is changing audit and assurance


Brian Forde believes developing countries will move into cryptocurrency adoption ahead of developed countries.

Brian Forde: Bitcoin and blockchain can restore trust


“Everyone thinks data is a great idea until you start making decisions based on it,” says former New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Bill English.

Expect resistance from data insights


Tax evaders should be feeling the net closing

Net closing on tax evaders


Start by documenting the challenges your team faces on a day-to-day basis.

How finance teams can argue for a technology upgrade


Chris Powell's aim is to make Integrity Life, a new Australian life insurance company, 'the easiest life insurer to do business with'. Photos: Jeremy Park.

Start-up insurer Integrity Life gets set to disrupt the life insurance powerhouses


Managers who allow flexible work send an important message to staff about trust.

How to make flexible work successful


How does blockchain work?

区块链是如何运作的?


The Australian Government has provided funding for safety standards and compliance of drones in the 2018 Budget.

The 11 most unusual items from Budget 2018


With the Budget delivered, what is in the fine print?

Budget 2018: Finance items in the fine print


Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison hands down his third Federal Budget in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

Federal Budget 2018: This year’s winners and losers


Image: Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial, reference no. 050124.

Accountants who made their mark on military history


Critics say the gig economy is creating a new working poor of exploited employees.

The dark side of the gig economy: warning flags for accountants and finance professionals