August 2019

Read the August 2019 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Dr Can Van Luc CPA, chief economist at the state-owned BIDV, the country’s second-biggest lender by market value. Image: Boris Zuliani.

Vietnamese economy stands at a crossroads, and Dr Can Van Luc CPA has a front-row seat


Emissions from the Bluescope steel works at Port Kembla, Wollongong, Australia.

TCFD - linking economic and environmental policy


Peter Scutt, co-founder of Mable, a peer-to-peer marketplace for aged care and disability services.

Mable takes a new approach to the age-old issue of eldercare


If a couple was accustomed to living on a combined salary of A$150,000 or A$200,000, an annual budget of A$60,000 may not really be the retirement they were hoping for.

Retirement in Australia - how much super do you need?


Feeling overextended means it is time for a change by adjusting long working hours, improving your recovery strategies or recruiting assistance.

Can you work too much overtime?


With a collaborative and honest relationship, Shulun Janif CPA and Stuart Anderson CPA are on an automation mission at Fiji Airways. Image: Ropate Kama.

Project partners on an automation mission at Fiji Airways


Looking down on ground water that has accumulated in the pit of the Mountain Pass rare earth mine.

Extracting the truth about rare earths


Overtourism? Tourists on a crowded beach on Krabi, Thailand.

Too many tourists: not everyone is celebrating the tourism boom


Shelley Banton realised that to take advantage of the kind of technology now streaming into the marketplace, she had to have a bigger firm behind her. Image: Anthony Geernaert.

Harnessing technology for better outcomes for auditor and client


The transformation of Singapore’s economy during the past five decades has driven rapid economic growth and significant social welfare gains.

The Singapore economy looks to reinvent itself


When accountants allow or encourage dodgy tax claims, their clients speak with friends and the problem becomes greater for the entire industry.

Outrageous tax claims: why are they so popular?


While salary is always important, other strategies can be used to attract candidates.

How to make your firm more attractive to job seekers


Should you outsource payroll?


The use of big data – and the transformation of accountants from number crunchers to human-centric evaluators of costs and benefits – has made a difference at NSW Health.

Beyond numbers: human-centric accounting


Perhaps you’re a mid or later-career accountant who would like to work in the arts? The trick in this situation is to be as well rounded as possible. Illustration: Jacqui Triggs.

Getting creative - accounting careers in the arts


As soon as Jacqueline Nnko arrives at her desk at Deloitte, she sets herself up for success by creating a daily plan to help prioritise and focus.

Rising through the ranks at Deloitte Papua New Guinea


In order to overcome fear of rejection, the first step is building resilience to the word “no”.

How to overcome fear of rejection at work


Voice assistants are also being increasingly used for business, ranging from using the voice assistant to make calls on your phone to using your smart speaker as a virtual assistant in the office.

Use voice assistants to boost your productivity


How to use a PivotChart to create interactive Excel charts


In 2016, Kaveen Bachoo felt it was time to give back to the community and the country that had provided such opportunities.

Kaveen Bachoo CPA was the first professional accountant on the board of Hepatitis Queensland