Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten has put healthcare, apprenticeships and tax cuts for lower-paid workers at the centre of his electoral pitch as the Australian Labor Party sought to outbid the federal government’s budget measures in its appeal to voters.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg may not have thumped the desk about them on budget night, but there are a host of small and interesting items in the 2019 Budget papers.
The accounting profession faces greater regulatory responsibilities and costs with new anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing legislation expected to pass federal parliament in 2019.
The CPA Australia pre-budget submission to Federal Treasury focuses on reducing regulatory burdens and encouraging investment innovation.
New technologies have the potential to take over much of the routine compliance work performed by accountants and auditors. How will that affect the accounting profession?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is being adopted so fast that its technical capabilities have outpaced construction of an ethical governance framework. That's changing as the implications of the AI revolution become clear.
The Australian Taxation Office’s campaign on work-related expenses has seen a jump in tax agents reported to the Tax Practitioners Board.
Communication and collaboration skills – the so-called “soft skills” – are becoming more important than technical skills when building successful accounting careers.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in accounting will rapidly move from a tool for compliance and towards the delivery of advice, but will never replace a human accountant, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard.
A more culturally and demographically diverse workforce drives an organisation to be more relevant, innovative and ultimately more profitable, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard.
Teaching staff about empathy and how to communicate with clients: a panel discussion at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) argued that these “soft skills” are just as important to the modern accounting firm as technical skills.
Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain would “cut out the middleman” in financial services, leaving the accountants of the future to focus less on compliance and more on strengthening relationships and delivering insights to clients, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard today.
Analyst, communicator and business partner. Meet the new management accountant.
Electric cars might represent the future of road transport, but they also pose a significant taxation and funding dilemma for governments.
Liam Bastick is one of only 104 people in the world recognised as an Excel MVP. Ahead of his appearance at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA), Bastick outlines how he uses Excel and a two-stage technique he has developed using “tornado” charts and sensitivity analysis.
Would a shorter annual report be more useful for shareholders and stakeholders?
The Parliamentary Budget Office report into Australia’s future tax base paints a picture of declining revenues and increasing demands on the public purse.
A small number of tax agents will be subject to increased scrutiny by the Australian Taxation Office.
The role of the management accountant has been transformed from number cruncher to a storyteller whose data-driven insights are shaping business decisions.
As many corporate whistleblowers discover, doing the right thing isn’t always rewarded. Instead, telling the truth can be followed by retribution and career ruin. Ahead of their appearance at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA), Wendy Addison, Sylvain Mansotte and Michael Woodford ask: How do we make it safe to speak up?