September 2019

Read the September 2019 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Dr Angus Hervey and Tane Hunter, co-founders of Future Crunch, have worked with clients as varied as law enforcement and accounting organisations. Photographer: Jarrod Barnes.

Future Crunch is changing the way we eat our information


Under the new laws, a tax whistleblower has many contact points within and external to an organisation to make disclosures.

What the new tax whistleblower laws mean for disclosure


A last-minute decision was life changing for Erin Quinane CPA. Now her goal is for Australia to be a mentally healthy nation.

Coming back from corporate burnout - one CPA's story


The original idea for bron.tech was sparked by co-founder Emma Poposka's frustration at gathering her personal data for an immigration visa to Australia from Macedonia in 2015. The price tag? Nearly A$10,000.

Australian start-up bron.tech turns blockchain data into digital identity solutions


Even though rates are so low, household debt levels are at a record high. RBA data shows the household debt-to-income ratio has risen from about 70 per cent at the beginning of the 1990s to about 190 per cent now.

Why is Australian consumer confidence so low?


One of the biggest reasons to attend events is the connections you can make.

Attending events: good for professional development or no?


Accountants who can embrace new technology, artificial intelligence and blockchain will be well ahead of the game. Illustration: Michael Killalea.

Accounting's brave new blockchain frontier


Ian Broadway FCPA, CFO of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, runs a team of about 30 in finance and 50 in other departments. Photography: Damien Pleming.

Meet the CFO of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne: Ian Broadway FCPA


New research shows that Chinese start-ups look, or will soon look, to overseas markets, and many of them are successfully competing against multinational firms operating in China.

Hidden champions, tech underdogs and driving innovation in China


Societal attitudes towards older workers are becoming more positive, and that’s something older workers can use to give them ammunition and confidence.

Don't mention the R word! Strategies for older workers' third acts.


The majority of gamblers lose, so any additional government revenue from taxing winnings would be insignificant.

Should your gambling winnings be taxed?


A key to remote-working security is to have a proactive and rigorous HR department that informs and educates all managers and employees about guidelines, policies and procedures.

4 ways to overcome remote working challenges


The shortest statements are the hardest to prepare, just one of the reasons why the elevator pitch cannot be “winged”.

The perfect elevator pitch: Could you sell your great idea in 60-90 seconds?


'About a third of employees are distracted by financial issues while at  work, with almost half spending three hours a week or more on handling personal financial issues while on the clock.

How financially fit are your firm's employees?


92 per cent of job recruiters interviewed agreed that soft skills matter "just as much or more" than hard skills.

Why creative thinking is the soft skill accountants need


It pays to ensure that the candidate feels valued and respected when conducting an interview, and indeed throughout the entire recruitment process. For many, this is an emotionally vulnerable time.

How to conduct an interview and get the best candidate for the job


Good news for introverts: being an introvert does not affect your ability to network and connect with others. You just might need to go in with a plan.

Networking for introverts: a guide to getting it right


Good workplace design will tell visitors that this a creative space, a place of power or this is a business that cares about people

What does your workplace design say about your business?


What if you find a favourite cloud app has become too big and  unwieldy? Fortunately, there are still specialist alternatives available.

The best cloud apps and cloud platforms


Green bonds are pitched as delivering green solutions, and sometimes as combating climate change. Yet the effectiveness of green bonds remains in doubt.

How green are green bonds?