February 2018

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The mutual recognition agreement unlocks huge opportunities for CPAs on both sides of the Pacific.

Passport to a global accounting career


Jane Lu's motto is "work hard, play hard, more wine, less whine". Photos by Graham Jepson.

From garage to business empire in 7 years for The Lazy CEO


Michelle Gallaher co-founded The Social Science in 2014.

Science and technology meet the digital world


Having a single set of high-quality, global accounting standards makes the flow of trade and capital stronger and more transparent.

The journey to international accounting standards


The challenge for the gig economy is to ensure there is reasonable standard of rights and conditions and wages for every worker in the economy.

Are new gig economy businesses eroding employee rights?


Samantha Drury CPA, CFO Bethanie. Photo by Richard Hatherly

Transforming aged care in an era of budget cuts


Finance professionals will be kept busy this year, as a swathe of new accounting standards come into force.

The war for accounting talent in the Asia-Pacific region


In late 2017, the Australian Government confirmed its commitment to tackling illegal phoenixing, announcing a director identification number (DIN).

New laws to fight phoenix activity


Foreign Investment, national security, FIRB, Foreign investment review board. Photos by Rohan Thomson.

The strategy of foreign investment


Before spruiking your good idea, make sure you protect it. Illustrations by Adam Nickel.

The power of patents: protect your great idea


Customers at a cafe in the Dubai Mall.

How to design a new tax system


Your organisation's purpose is more than a description of what you do.

The search for meaning in the workplace


It's up to businesses to develop policies that protect their employees from the downside of business travel.

How you can beat the business travel blues


The boom in cloud services is creating its own problems for business.

Boom in cloud services: there's a dark side for business


How to capture errors in Excel: validations made easier


Katrina Watt CPA

Question the status quo says this unexpected accountant


Local Yugambeh people perform at the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

Health, housing, family support: accounting and not-for-profits