Editors' picks

People will remember, at the end of this, how they were treated by their employer.

Controlling the message in the COVID-19 era


In Australia, the proportion of households who are over-indebted rose from 21 per cent in 2003-2004 to 29 per cent in 2015-2016.

Why a squeezed middle class spells trouble


Payment methods are changing in business, led by a boom in fintech companies and government digitisation projects.

New payment technologies: challenging business as usual


Former Treasurer Paul Keating (left) and Prime Minister Bob Hawke in June 1988 at the Australian Labor Party national conference.

Recession in Australia in 2020: weighing up the odds


Managers must tread a delicate balance between supervising an employee’s performance and giving them autonomy over their work.

Micromanagement: a bad habit you need to ditch now


I’m passion driven – always wanting to make a difference. Not only am I a woman in tech, but I’m an ethnic woman in tech. I’m proud of that. Photo: Carolyn Haslett.

From Smart Cities Initiative to Ecosystm, Jannat Maqbool CPA holds many roles


Financial abuse is a hidden and subtle form of family violence that often has dire consequences for its victims.

The accountant's role in stamping out financial abuse


When routine tasks are performed by automation, many people will not have to perform repetitive entry-level tasks, but they will be challenged to do higher-value work.

The accountants' guide to understanding RPA and AI


Paul Luczak CPA’s decision to launch The Gild Group stems from his two passions – music and numbers. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

Musical numbers: inside The Gild Group's dual passions


One thing all the scientists agree on is that our brains aren’t designed to handle more than one task at a time.

Why deep focus, not multitasking, should be your mantra


Just how much has the role of the traditional team leader changed? Not as much as you might think...

6 team leadership strategies that work


A customer uses an Apple watch to make a payment.

Top technology trends for the 2020s


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10 inspiring accountants who volunteer


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


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