April 2019

Read the April 2019 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

More than a decade since stepping aside as chairman of the ACCC, Allan Fels remains committed to fairness and equality. Photos: Jarrod Barnes.

Allan Fels lends his skills to fighting the exploitation of workers


CPA Australia has advised the committee that members are very unsupportive of any changes to the imputation credit system that would reduce investor returns.

Concern heats up over franking credits changes


Dr Jonathan King finds himself at the forefront of a seismic shift in improving rural mental health.

Lysn and learn: telehealth startup targets rural mental health


If you access super early, you’ll lose its compounding benefit, reduce the amount that you have in retirement and potentially increase your reliance on the aged pension.

Early release of super: good idea or not?


The neurodiversity paradigm is a perspective that every kind of mind is equally deserving of respect and value, and therefore potentially capable of contributing powerfully to society in positive ways.

Neurodiversity: bringing unique talents to the workplace


'By challenging the potential client to rethink their assumptions about what their problem is and what their solution should be, your likelihood of wooing the business goes up significantly.

Challenge clients and win more contracts


Waisale Iowane ASA, CFO of Free Bird Institute, the first foreign company to be listed on the Fiji exchange. Photo: Kama Catch Me.

Meet the Fijian CFO successfully navigating cultural differences in business


Infosys' spaceship-like office in Pune.

The Indian economy: a juggernaut open for business


Britta Seeger believes Mercedes-Benz can maintain its luxury status while adapting to the demands of a new market.

Britta Seeger's customer-centric strategy is making a marque on Mercedes-Benz


'The very concept of tipping is controversial. Unions have frequently resisted it, yet at times demanded that it be allowed.

Does tipping really encourage great service? The answer may surprise you.


Done right, a parental leave policy is a win-win proposition, allowing new parents to remain in the workforce while employers retain valuable business assets.

Parental leave: how to get it right


'Seemingly out of nowhere, data engineering has shifted from a Big Four specialty into a hot topic among progressive small-to-medium accounting firms.

Add 'data engineering' to your accounting firm's toolkit


Emotional labour also exists in the workplace - and it is disproportionately affecting women.

Putting a price on women's emotional labour in the workplace


'Making sure leaders have appropriate training to help colleagues in need before a workplace mental health crisis occurs is smart business.

The high costs of ignoring mental health in the workplace


Bernard Poon FCPA has finished 13 ironman competitions since 1999.

From EY career to accounting ironman


'For businesses, automated recurring payments provide a predictable and consistent income, while reducing the time spent chasing and reconciling funds.

How IntegraPay is tackling the challenge of the online subscription model


A suitably prepared presentation will leave attendees invigoratedand heading out of the room with ideas they want to put into practice.

Surprisingly simple ways to make a better PowerPoint presentation


'Populate your CV and social media profile, especially LinkedIn, with keywords that match the job description of the role for which you're applying.

Use the right CV keywords and beat the machine scanning your job application


More than 4500 companies exhibited products at CES 2019, which included a roll-up television.

Best trends in tech from CES 2019


Uncover buried treasure by using mapping tables in Excel