Finding it hard to pick up the pace after the Christmas break? Three CPAs share their tips and tricks for taking on the new year strategically and reflect on the economic outlook for accountants and their practices in 2019.
CFOs are the finance bridge between the operations, CEO and board of their organisation. They need analytical skills to discover information and interpret what it means plus social skills to work with stakeholders so the organisation benefits from their insights.
Excel is way more than just spreadsheets. It can be used for data analysis and to transform numbers to graphics you can use in presentations. That makes it a valuable tool for your finance career. Here are nine handy demonstrations on how to use Excel better.
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.
The rapid rise of the digital economy has raised a critical question for governments: how to devise a taxation regime that provides revenue without reducing the benefits that come from digitalisation.
Will new technologies create opportunities or just challenges for audit? How will data analytics change the auditor’s role? Should auditors be held liable if they miss fraud? This all adds up to interesting times ahead for auditors.
The New South Wales state budget delivered today by Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announces a forecast surplus of $3.9 billion for 2018-19. Major investments ahead include transport, health and air-conditioning in schools.
Technology is getting better and cheaper all the time.
A budget to strengthen the economy, create jobs and guarantee essential services while ensuring the Australian Government lives within its means was the promise of tonight’s Federal Budget.