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.
Jeff Bezos has a plan much bolder than bringing Amazon to Australia in 2018. It’s to live long enough to see people in space and know that he played a part in putting them there.
For decades, accountants have typically charged clients by the hour. Is the billable hour an effective measure of performance and does it represent value for accounting clients?
In January 2017, Bega Cheese surprised the market when it announced a A$460 million deal to buy back Vegemite from US food giant Mondelez. This is the happy story of Vegemite's return home.
Flexibility and constant updating lie at the heart of Excel’s success, says Neale Blackwood CPA, who in October 2017 marked 15 years of writing Excel Yourself columns for INTHEBLACK.
Treat your brain as an ideas muscle. Exercise it regularly, and the next idea you generate could be the one that changes your life.