November 2018

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Ayesha Khanna will talk about AI and machine learning at WCOA 2018.

Learning to love AI: Dr Ayesha Khanna sees a new way forward with artificial intelligence


The social licence to operate is widely defined as community acceptance of an organisation and its operations.

Social licence: good governance or Trojan horse?


Isaak Dury, TidyHQ’s CEO and founder.

Volunteering to help the volunteers


The Pikachu Outbreak event in Yokohama, Japan.

Pokemon v Redbubble heads for round 2


Three experts debate whether reverse mortgages are a good idea for Australia's retirees.

Are reverse mortgages a good idea for retirees?


Christy Chiu FCPA, CFO International Medical University.

Christy Chiu FCPA, the healthcare CFO


How can a smart business avoid the potential negative effects of a trade war?

How trade wars change business


Where once the management accountant would work in isolation, delivering reports filled with numbers on spreadsheets, today they are more likely to be embedded in a business unit or working with project teams.

The core skills required of the new management accountant


Anna Tantau CPA encourages other financial professionals to choose a social justice cause that they are passionate about, and fight for it. Indeed, she thinks it is their public duty.

Bringing social justice to accounting work: Anna Tantau CPA


Switching home loans may reduce the amount of interest you pay and may give you access to a more attractive loan feature.

Why it pays to review your home loan


Kasturi Nathan FCPA and Krishman Varges CPA.

Meet the two CPAs at KPMG who deliver results to demanding clients


There is an ever-growing band of accountants who is advising and/or investing in start-up or early-stage businesses that may have a great business idea, but little or no financial smarts.

How accounting firms are connecting with start-ups


Ray Ball and Philip Brown are revolutionary figures in accounting history.

For love or money: how Ray Ball and Philip Brown changed global accounting forever


Making simple changes to your freight logistics could deliver big savings.

5 freight mistakes costing your business big money


One of the best ways accounting firms can protect their information from cybercrime is with an integrated IT security system.

Proven strategies to protect your accounting firm against cybercrime


One reason to shop small: 42 cents of every dollar spent in a small business flows back to the local community.

6 reasons to shop small


There’s no universal route to financial security in retirement, but there are common steps in the journey. One way to start is with a financial life plan.

Why a 'financial life plan' is better for you than a 'retirement plan'


The average office worker today is standing less than at any other point in human history.

The truth behind the standing-up-at-work movement


If staff also travel for work, it can increase the risk of business data or devices falling into the wrong hands. Be sure your staff is educated about cybercrime.

Up, up and away? How to avoid cybercrime during work travel


Graphic design in iWork is a good alternative to the offerings of Microsoft Office Suite.

Beyond Microsoft Office Suite: alternatives that work