July 2019

Read the July 2019 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Penny Burtt, CEO of Asialink. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

Asialink CEO Penny Burtt is driven by some unfinished business


For NFP entities with June year-ends, the new requirements and temporary exemption for peppercorn leases will first apply for the year to 30 June 2020.

Peppercorn leases: the lowdown on AASB 16 and AASB 1058


Carbon Group founders Jamie Davison CPA and Nathan Hood CPA.

Carbon Group: good chemistry, unique elements combine for impressive growth


With a large number of accounting firms already contending with increased registration, compliance and operational costs, the prospect of even further increases in running expenses could force some practices out of the market or into mergers.

The rising cost of running an accounting practice


The compensation scheme, intended to assist consumers who suffer loss from financial services entities, is yet to be established – is it a good idea?

Does the finance industry need a compensation scheme of last resort?


Michael Tenace FCPA, City of Melbourne CFO, is passionate about building and leading high-performance teams. Photo: Damien Pleming.

As CFO of the City of Melbourne, Michael Tenace FCPA is in charge of the purse strings


Australia’s employers appear unfazed by slower national economic activity, adding 51,000 extra workers in the first two months of 2019.

As economies slow, where to for wage growth?


Deploying AI technology in a workplace must be done sensitively for it to be recognised as a positive, and not a threat.

Machine learning has arrived, and the NHMRC is employing it in the workplace


Gen X in business - known for their ability to problem solve, innovate and inspire the generations that follow them.

Generation X steps up to the C-Suite


"We think of skills as past tense," says Sean Leong CPA, the CFO of WYWM. "It is behaviours that we focus on."

WithYouWithMe: helping veterans find meaningful employment


Australia’s superannuation funds are estimated to report collective assets under management of A$6 trillion by 2030.

Super sizing: the growth of cashed-up super funds


Advocates say blockchain was at one point overhyped and now some of that is deflating, the technology is being used in areas such as supply chain management.

Blockchain technology - can it really deliver?


Single Touch Payroll is a great opportunity for streamlining payroll and reporting processes.

STP: pay day's digital revolution


Forensic accountants assist in investigations across numerous cases, including money laundering, proceeds of crime, fraud and  embezzlement. Illustration: Michael Killalea.

True detective: your career in forensic accounting


Most people struggle when talking about their achievements and successes, but a job interview is not the place to be modest.

How to nail the accounting job interview


Claire Young CPA, founder and director of ClarityNT in Alice Springs, has made working remotely work.

How Claire Young CPA makes working remotely work for her


When we’re not getting enough sleep, it interferes with our memory and our ability to think and concentrate. This can contribute to burnout.

How to manage workplace burnout


Can agile project management work for your firm and, if so, how do you get started?

The pros and cons of agile project management


Excel reporting dashboards: how to make them work for you


Joey Kee CPA established a committee of 10, and stepped in as treasurer for a local community garden that is now thriving.

From weed-choked plot to thriving community garden in Kuala Lumpur