Alibaba’s customer-to-business model shows how to use the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to respond to customers’ desires. A book by the company’s chief strategy officer, Ming Zeng, charts Alibaba’s innovative use of technology.
Opposition is building to proposals to limit the tax deductibility of providing tax advice, with CPA Australia members raising concerns about unintended consequences for individuals and small businesses.
Trend watch 2019: The outlook for accountants in the Asia-Pacific region has never been more stirring, but the biggest rewards will come to firms and individuals who are on the front foot.
Finding it hard to pick up the pace after the year-end 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.
Accounting skills take on a particular value in wartime, when nations fight for survival and resources are scarce. Here we take a look at the work of accountants who made their mark on military history.
An accounting background leads many into unexpected careers, inspiring some to fight injustice and others to find new ways to serve their communities. In this eBook we profile 11 accountants who make a difference. Download now.
Residential real estate holds significant value for Australians. Financially, it is the country’s largest asset class, with a valuation of over $7 trillion. Emotionally, it defines the Great Australian Dream.
They innovate, they use digital marketing and they’re always looking for new opportunities. Learn from these successful small business owners in the Asia-Pacific region.
Blockchain is tipped as a technology game-changer, set to transform accounting, audit and banking. But how does it work?
Foreign jurisdictions are reaping rewards from making financial reporting data free. In Australia, everyone pays but at the end of the day, no one gains.
With a wealth of sensitive client information, accounting practitioners are prime targets for cybercriminals such as hackers and scammers intent on stealing data.