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Susan Muldowney

Susan Muldowney is a Melbourne-based writer and editor and a former deputy editor of INTHEBLACK. When she's not working she spends her time plotting her next holiday.

What can accountants do? You can not only ensure that your organisation complies with relevant protective legislation, but also ensure that you act in its spirit and intent, and do not just see it as an obstacle to be overcome.

The role of accountants in healing country


In the absence of sound financial analysis and a link to business strategy, short-term cuts can actually lead to lower long-term profits.

Tough times: When should you cut costs?


There are factors for and against leasing or buying, which SME owners need to carefully weigh up.

Should you own or lease business assets?


Olympic Rings installation in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Shinjuku. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are scheduled to be held in July 2021.

Is hosting the Olympics Games worth the investment?


Sofie Carfi CPA, founder of Revival Runway.

Sustainable fashion: Supporting local fashion labels


People want flexibility, and they want to be able to work from home where they can.

How to structure and manage flexible teams


More than a feeling, gut instinct – otherwise known as intuition – refers to the idea that people can make successful decisions without systematic thought.

Should you trust your gut instincts?


It’s not just about communicating within the organisation. If a CFO wants to become a CEO, they must be prepared to be the public face of an organisation.

What skills do you need to become a CEO?


Rajeev Jain FCPA, chief executive officer of Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL). Photo: Pulkit Sehgal.

How the CEO of Mumbai Airport is planning for recovery


We have enjoyed an enviable period of economic growth and low unemployment over the past three decades, but within a few short months in 2020, that period of prosperity has become a thing of the past.

How to get the unemployed back to work