October 2019

Read the October 2019 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Australian directors face the greatest potential liability from the impact of climate change on their businesses.

Company directors may be headed for litigation over climate change


Andrew Mellett, CEO of legal technology firm Plexus.

Legal tech firm Plexus gains inspiration from accounting


Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission Chair Bernard Teague (centre) and fellow Commissioners Ron McLeod (left) and Susan Pascoe (right) listen to submissions at the County Court in Melbourne on 20 April 2009.

Where to next for royal commissions? Try social issues.


The Australian government may provide a guarantee for 15 per cent of the loan for first home buyers, but buyers still have to be able to pay back what they borrow.

New first-home buyers' scheme - good economics or bad?


Selena Verth FCPA spent the first two weeks as CFO at OFX on the phone with customers, understanding the product. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

As CFO of OFX, Selena Verth FCPA finds strength in numbers


Much of the current concern for independent auditing has been driven by events in the UK after a series of business failures.

Seeing audit quality in Australia in a new light


The ambitious plan to start afresh with a new capital city in Indonesia was announced by President Joko Widodo shortly after he declared victory in the general elections in April this year.

The pros and cons of moving capital cities


In 10 years Charley Rowley CPA has moved from being Tigerspike’s Sydney office manager to COO of a global business of over 300 employees, across 11 offices worldwide. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

3 tips for new CPAs


From alpha women to generation Z, changing demographics present new challenges and opportunities. It’s up to businesses to research and find ways to reach the new superconsumers.

Welcome to Generation Superconsumer


Michael Kennedy FCPA and Justin Enright FCPA. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

How to get the most out of the mentee-mentor relationship


Machine teaching is about simplifying things by building multi-purpose tools that can be given to business users.

Machine teaching: the next extension of machine learning


Dismantling negative stereotypes is key to seeing people’s true worth, but let’s not fudge the facts in the process. What is really true about cognition changes with age in healthy adults?

9 ways to improve your brain fitness


If you’re considering making the leap from CFO to another senior  executive role, are you prepared for what’s expected of you, and do you have what it takes to succeed in the role?

From CFO to COO: making the leap in your finance career


3 ways to reduce the risk of payroll fraud


The spotlight on underpayment has prompted many organisations to perform audits, which often reveal payroll errors that can add up to a significant underpayment bill across a large workforce.

7 mistakes that lead to staff underpayments


According to Steve Rossingh FCPA, at 57, he’s reached the tail end of his career – and he couldn’t be happier.

Steve Rossingh FCPA: accounting for advancement


New research from a trio of Australian academics shows that proactivity is not always beneficial to the organisation.

5 questions productive employees ask


Zoho Creator order management software.

3 easy app makers you can start on today


How to use Excel's message box feature


18 months ago Chad Stead FCPA, took his his voluntary work a step further becoming chairman of Centre for Hope.

Chad Stead FCPA combines accounting with voluntary work and is equally passionate about the two


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