May 2019

Read the May 2019 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Creatures on show at <i>Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular</i> at Arena Birmingham.

Meet the accountants at Creature Technology Co. who are bringing dinosaurs to life


It is imperative that auditors obtain the input of experts who can assess the impact of both physical and transition climate-related risks.

Accounting for climate risk is now the auditor's business


Peter Mansour CPA launched Strata Alert in May 2018 after receiving a New South Wales Government Technology Grant.

How startup Strata Alert connects landlords and tenants


Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) providers don’t have to operate under the same rules as traditional credit providers because their offerings are not captured by the National Credit Act.

Should credit rules apply to Afterpay and other buy now, pay later plans?


A challenge for CFOs is to partner with their technology peers, using newly available data analytics tools to complement traditional accounting information for better performance.

The top challenges for today's CFO


Loretta Seamer FCPA is the CFO of Sidra Medicine in Qatar. Photographer: Juliette Sawyer.

Loretta Seamer FCPA, CFO of Sidra Medicine, combines a passion for healthcare and finance


The great unknown with the BEPS Project is how affected multinationals will respond to moves to restrict profit shifting.

BEPS and the global crackdown on multinational tax evasion


As we move toward a cashless society, it appears cryptocurrencies and digital currencies are here to stay.

Cryptocurrency trend: Bitcoin crash gives way to steady growth


'Amy Foo CPA, Melbourne-based managing director of the San Francisco software company Zendesk lives and breathes digital finance. Photographer: Anthony Geernaert.

Zendesk's Amy Foo CPA is on a mission to go for growth


The optimal relationship between the accounting and sales team requires a true partnership in which everyone understands their role. Photographer: Michael Killalea.

Management accounting and sales: partners or foes?


While millennials have led the charge to digital payments, the appeal is much broader.

Cashless payments: racing towards a future where cash is no longer king


Pauline Pickering FCPA, who runs a regional accounting firm with her brother, Peter Driver FCPA, shown here with her client Ann Boyle from Mount Colliery Station.

Back to the country: rise of the regional accounting firm


Anne-Marie Martin CPA pictured near her Launceston home (left) and in her office with a client’s son, who she predicts will be a future accountant.

The power of networking in your accounting career: Anne-Marie Martin CPA


Bringing in new talent on a contract basis also allows employers to better evaluate candidates without a permanent commitment.

Gig economy: stepping stone to a permanent job?


'It is reasonable for a candidate to push back in a polite and professional manner if the recruiter is asking for unreasonable amounts of time and input.

The bad job interview: do you push back or back out?


Flow-e turns your Gmail or Outlook inbox into a visual task board.

5 apps to limit email overload


Allocating amounts across months


Daniel Vankov ASA with a Queensland University of Technology student using virtual reality software; the Rotary Club helped secure the software licence.

Giving back to Rotary Club by donating accounting skills