Editors' picks

eBook: Inspiring tales from the accounting world


Housing affordability eBook cover

eBook: Solving the housing affordability challenge


Trying to grow your small business?

6 lessons for growing your small business


The benefits to the Australian economy in the long run are likely to far outweigh the loss of income currently generated by ASIC from charging for financial reporting data.

Why ASIC needs to make financial reporting data free


Cybercriminals have become more sinister and difficult to spot in recent years as scammers shift their attention from individuals to businesses.

Cybercriminals up the ante on data theft


Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, Amazon and the final frontier


Accountants need to understand their own value and be confident in articulating it.

Is it time for accountants to scrap billable hours?


Spread the love: Barry Irvin has made Vegemite truly Australian again. Illustrations: Adam Nickel

Making news: how Bega bought Vegemite


Staying updated with Excel


Franziska Iseli has a daily ideas exercise: choose a situation and devise 10 ways to do it better.

Exercise your brain and become an ideas machine


The report by chief scientist Alan Finkel has been praised for being technology agnostic but still encouraging investment in clean energy.

Can Australia keep the lights on this summer?


Every hour spent sitting increases the risk of dying by heart disease as much as 18 per cent… even if you exercise regularly.

How office work can kill you


Do super funds still represent a safe bet for young Australians?

Should you put more money into super?


Welcome to the next revolution. The Fourth Industrial Revolution - or Industry 4.0 - will be marked by dramatic advances in technology that will affect all industries and economies.

Industry 4.0: What's in store in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


Technology's getting even smarter. What does that mean for the accounting sector? Illustrations: Ellen Porteus.

Will robots free accountants to be more creative?


The cost of growing old: the number of Australians in permanent aged care is expected to triple by 2050.

Ridiculously overcomplicated: Aged care in Australia


Experts suggest an 'audit' of your daily activities to look for the things that sap your energy during the workday.

7 tips to keep your energy levels high at work


For any traveller, being bumped from a flight is a frustrating moment. For business travellers with meetings to attend, it can spell disaster.

No room on the plane: what happens if you're bumped in Australia?


The skills, experience and ethical code of accountants make them perfect candidates as executors. However, before accepting, an accountant should carefully examine what is involved, the time commitment, return for effort, costs and, importantly, their individual skills and risk exposures.

Accountants as executors: does it add up?


Will the "gig" economy work with the high-value advisory work that accountants offer?

Accountants and the gig economy


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