June 2019

Read the June 2019 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

PayPal chief executive officer Dan Schulman (left) believes there’s plenty to go around. Like others in the digital payments business, he describes the potential market as not just online commerce, but all commerce.

Game of PayPal: CEO Dan Schulman keeps PayPal relevant by teaming up with its foes


While small business innovation is still strong in Asia, small businesses in Hong Kong are under pressure from global trade tensions and soaring rents.

Global trade tensions hit business confidence: CPA Australia Small Business Survey


A commitment to minimising environmental impact informs every aspect of the Dresden Optics custom eyewear business model.

Custom eyewear startup Dresden Optics sets its sights on sustainable expansion


The business case for a company health plan


Public organisations like ASIC have another even greater incentive to cut the cost of financial information – it often becomes more valuable when it becomes free or very cheap.

Are the days of ASIC search fees numbered?


A wellness program should be a key component of every company’s culture development but making it compulsory would cross the line in terms of responsibility and open a liability can of worms.

Workplace wellness programs - should they be mandatory?


Omnicom Media Group and TBWA\RAAD CFO Ralph Khoury FCPA: "There are no shortcuts."

Meet the CFO of TBWA: Ralph Khoury FCPA


Many companies continue to be challenged by factors such as human error in inputting data, the growing volume of data sources, and the use of outdated computer systems.

Good data, bad decisions: the limits of accounting data


FIRE (financial independence, retire early) is an international movement of people who seek financial control and flexibility by strict budgeting and frugal living.

Inside the FIRE movement: fantasy vs fact in early retirement


By automating the mundane, people can get back to being customer-centric decisionmakers and to innovators. Or so the theory goes.

Is robotic process automation - or RPA - the real deal? That depends.


'After a legal career spanning 43 years, Dr Moses Cheng FCPA is now the chairman of Hong Kong's Insurance Authority. The most challenging situations in his career have revolved around untangling relationship clashes. Photographer: Calvin Sit.

In conversation with Dr Moses Cheng FCPA, head of Hong Kong's Insurance Authority


"Volunteering enables you to get a different point of view from normal travelling and to mix with people you wouldn’t normally meet." Melva Macaulay ASA

AfID: taking accounting skills and putting them to volunteer use


'Harry Hoang CPA and Fuzuki Nishimura CPA of Tailored Accounts. Photographer: Anthony Geernaert.

Meet the CPAs behind Tailored Accounts, an accounting firm that lives and breathes CSR


Various ideas for digital taxes have been floating around the international tax community, using terms such as “virtual PE” and “formulary intangibles”.

Digital tax: what happens when the taxman takes on the cloud?


To influence outcomes, CPAs need to position themselves as consultants.

How to build lasting relationships with your accounting clients


Sonia Kammel FCPA grew up determined to be financially independent.

Sonia Kammel FCPA's career path to CFO of New South Wales Treasury


A healthy relationship with your new boss is vital to boosting performance, increasing efficiency and reducing workplace stress.

How to onboard your new boss


Several 5G-capable smartphones were announced at MWC, including the LG V50 ThinQ.

5G arrives and here's what that means for home and business


How the Excel LEN function helps you allocate values month by month


Lindsay Birrell FCPA's last Legacy ball, where he met Queen Elizabeth II at Australia House in London.

From Scouts to Legacy Australia, Lindsay Birrell FCPA celebrates a life of helping others