Editors' picks

Because of the way the new standards are written, being a good accountant requires enhanced skills, such as a better understanding of risk management.

IFRS: new challenges, new opportunities for accountants


A resignation can be highly stressful. It can throw the business off kilter, disrupt plans, and there may be pressing organisational aspects.

The art of the employee farewell


Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan has set out how he hopes the plan will play out over his remaining years in the job. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

ATO's Chris Jordan: The man with a tax plan


The new Banking Code of Practice outlines enforceable standards that customers can expect from Australian banks.

Banking Code of Practice tightens rules on bank of mum and dad


According to figures provided by the AAT, last year about 30 per cent of people who took a tax dispute to the Tribunal were represented by their accountant/tax agent.

AAT a potential minefield for tax disputes


95 per cent of employees dislike performance reviews and a near equal proportion think they give an inaccurate picture.

5 steps to a better performance review


It's sponsorship, not mentorship, that can have the most significant impact on your career.

How to find a career sponsor


Michael Kennedy FCPA and Justin Enright FCPA. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

How to get the most out of the mentee-mentor relationship


Societal attitudes towards older workers are becoming more positive, and that’s something older workers can use to give them ammunition and confidence.

Don't mention the R word! Strategies for older workers' third acts.


Gen X in business - known for their ability to problem solve, innovate and inspire the generations that follow them.

Generation X steps up to the C-Suite


"We think of skills as past tense," says Sean Leong CPA, the CFO of WYWM. "It is behaviours that we focus on."

WithYouWithMe: helping veterans find meaningful employment


Australia’s superannuation funds are estimated to report collective assets under management of A$6 trillion by 2030.

Super sizing: the growth of cashed-up super funds


Most people struggle when talking about their achievements and successes, but a job interview is not the place to be modest.

How to nail the accounting job interview


When we’re not getting enough sleep, it interferes with our memory and our ability to think and concentrate. This can contribute to burnout.

How to manage workplace burnout


Easing the regulatory burden on practitioners and improving Australia’s investment and savings regimes are the two main themes of CPA Australia’s submission to the Australian Government ahead of the Federal Budget to be delivered on April 2.

Encouraging investment, cutting red tape: CPA Australia's pre-budget submission


Singapore released its budget overnight. It includes a range of spending initiatives aimed at deepening the capabilities of its workforce. It also includes social welfare measures, especially for older Singaporeans.

Singapore unveils expansionary Budget 2019 to boost economic transformation


A new book by Alibaba’s chief strategy officer, Dr Ming Zeng, explains how Alibaba’s model was developed and how it keeps the company on a growth path.

Alibaba’s Ming Zeng: applying technology to every part of the purchase chain


A plan to limit deductions for tax advice to A$3000 a year is running into some opposition.

Tax advice cap: limiting deductibility when taxpayers most need it


A robot is demonstrated during the Japan Robot Week 2018. Data analytics and technologies such as the cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) are creating new or improved roles.

Technology, talent lead 2019 trends for accountants in the Asia-Pacific


Accountant Brent Szalay FCPA uses the quiet January period to run planning sessions for the year ahead with Seiva’s management team.

Accountants share their 2019 business tips


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