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.

Accounting practices should be alert to a growing number of pseudo tax audit protection services being offered that, on the surface, may seem like a cost-effective solution, but underneath effectively involve practices paying for a service with no insurance backing.

Accountants beware of junk insurance for tax audits


Having a “side hustle” can be a dangerous choice for employees if they don’t have permission from their employer.

When an employee has a side hustle: what’s fair at work?


Practices offering virtual CFO services tend to develop closer relationships with clients.

The rise and rise of the virtual CFO


On being appointed the sixth head of the prestigious Melbourne Business School in March 2018, Professor Ian Harper’s mandate was to re-engage MBS with the university and various major external stakeholders. Photographer: Jarrod Barnes.

Economist Ian Harper's grand plans for business education


TPB has been working closely with the ATO to examine data which shows about 5 per cent of tax practitioners have late lodgments with the ATO.

Late lodgments with the ATO: Time ticks down to pay the piper


The term “shadow bank” was initially coined in the US, just before the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC), to describe the risky mortgage-backed securities structures set up by banks to offload unwanted loans from their balance sheets.

Shadow banks: a disaster in the making?


Technology, and all its facets, has become central to research on whether corporate financial accounts are still important to investors in their decision processes.

Is financial reporting still relevant?


Many firms undergoing transformation overlook including their clients in the process, and ultimately end up imposing their changes without external consultation.

Include clients in your transformation journey: ATO


Engendering trust among stakeholders – internal and external – is the key challenge for boards around the world. Can IR help?

Rebuilding trust through integrated reporting


The jobs market has changed. These days many applicants are seeking out accounting roles that, beyond just a competitive salary, are in accounting practices that offer them a range of other benefits.

How to employ the right staff for your accounting practice