What happens when a mentee-mentor relationship continues throughout two careers and results in the mentee becoming the employer and the mentor becoming the employee? Two CPAs share their experiences.
Fewer of us are retiring in the traditional sense of leaving the workforce entirely. Nowadays, older workers are often semi-retired, reducing their hours or taking freelance or part-time gigs that give them time for travel and other pursuits.
Here's what to expect from the "forgotten generation" - Gen X - as they quietly transform the workplace from the inside out.
Ex-military jobs can be hard to find. Sean Leong CPA is using software and training to connect former soldiers with employers seeking to fill skills gaps in their workforce.
The growth of cashed-up superannuation funds raises questions about what they will do with all their money, and how they will deliver the best outcome for members.
Landing an accounting job interview is hard. However, it's even harder to ace the interview and get a job offer. Three experts give their tips on how to win over decision-makers in an interview.
Burnout is typically accompanied by emotional exhaustion, cynicism and reduced productivity. Employers and employees can take steps to recognise and manage burnout at work.
The CPA Australia pre-budget submission to Federal Treasury focuses on reducing regulatory burdens and encouraging investment innovation.
The Singapore government has unveiled an expansionary budget for fiscal year 2019, focused on enhancing the capabilities of its companies and workers as the country transforms its economy for a digital future.
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.