August 2017

Read the August issue

Wallabies captain Stephen Moore says the best leader isn't always the loudest voice in the room.

Stephen Moore: The best leader isn't the loudest

Rhino-Rack USA vice president Tony Leix (right) and fitment engineer Lucas Little put their gear to the test in Moab, Utah.

Rhino-Rack takes on the Coca-Cola of the outdoor equipment market

People in Papua New Guinea could use mobile phones to access bitcoin and blockchain technology.

Bypassing banking with bitcoin

Positive attitude, increased sense of confidence and enhanced work ethic are just some of the outcomes of a sabbatical that employees can bring back to the workplace.

Will time out of work hurt your career?

Design thinkers Sam Bucolo from the University of Technology, Sydney and RAAF wing commander Jerome Reid. Photographer: Damien Pleming.

Breaking down walls with new strategic thinking

Rachael Cox CPA, CFO at the Museum of Australian Democracy. Photographer: Rohan Thomson.

The CFO: innovative, with many skills

Governments are betting that the benefits expected to flow from cutting company taxes will eventually overshadow the short-term cost to government coffers

Will cutting company taxes really pay off?

A child at a refugee camp near the Bab al-Salameh border crossing on the Turkey-Syria border.

Accountants on the frontline protecting charities against terrorism and fraud

Has Australia lost it's medical mojo? How can the medical technologies and pharmaceuticals industry be recharged?

Why Australian medical research needs an injection

Could Homeward Bound, a leadership program that includes a mission to Antarctica, help change the lack of women leaders in the STEM space?

Breaking ice in Antarctica to inspire women leaders in STEM

Family-owned businesses employ more than half of Australia's workforce.

12 commandments of the family business

When accounting software programs begin to feel a little small for growing businesses, is it time they move to an ERP?

Enterprise resource planning: taking the leap

Seeing a situation from someone else's position can help resolve conflict.

How to foster workplace collaboration

Zoltan Varadi, business operations general manager of High Performance Sport New Zealand.

Sport, art, science in finance job

Samsung Bixby: augmented reality comes to the Galaxy S8

AI: the new normal

Learn how to master a Power Query in Excel

Excel yourself: master the Power Query in Excel

The Code, through NOCLAR, allows accountants to disclose a suspected illegality to an appropriate authority without being in breach of confidentiality.

NOCLAR: When public good means accountants should speak up

John Reynen CPA used his skills to help a wildlife conservation project in Thailand and a social enterprise in Cambodia.

Accounting skills help save elephants, tigers