Tony Kaye

Tony Kaye

Tony Kaye has spent more than 30 years working as a financial editor, journalist and commentator. He has held senior roles on The Australian Financial Review, The Australian, The Age and The Sun, and has edited business magazines.

Spending too much cash could soon become a criminal offence, attracting harsh penalties including jail time and hefty fines.

Black economy legislation could punish innocent cash payments


Even though rates are so low, household debt levels are at a record high. RBA data shows the household debt-to-income ratio has risen from about 70 per cent at the beginning of the 1990s to about 190 per cent now.

Why is Australian consumer confidence so low?


Management accountants should be thinking strategically about how they communicate information and their ability to assert themselves to get results.

Top influencing skills accountants need


Without the systems and processes to cope with the rush, many practices struggle with the EOFY workload.

Not waving but drowning: How to cope with the EOFY tsunami


Penny Burtt, CEO of Asialink. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

Asialink CEO Penny Burtt is driven by some unfinished business


With a large number of accounting firms already contending with increased registration, compliance and operational costs, the prospect of even further increases in running expenses could force some practices out of the market or into mergers.

The rising cost of running an accounting practice


The new whistleblowing legislation provides for practitioners and others to remain anonymous when reporting alleged misconduct.

Protections for whistleblowing set to be strengthened: what this means for accountants


Many companies continue to be challenged by factors such as human error in inputting data, the growing volume of data sources, and the use of outdated computer systems.

Good data, bad decisions: the limits of accounting data


Practitioners filing in tax returns containing deliberately false claims from clients risk harsh penalties.

More tax agents risking sanctions on reasonable care


Creatures on show at <i>Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular</i> at Arena Birmingham.

Meet the accountants at Creature Technology Co. who are bringing dinosaurs to life