Under the stewardship of Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan AO, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is combining moral appeals with hard numbers in a bid to ensure more people pay the tax they owe.
The operative date of the restructured Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (The Code) is fast approaching. The changes are mandatory from 1 January 2020, although early adoption of the code is permitted.
As vice-president of finance at the City Super Group in Hong Kong, Kim Tang CPA wants to deliver great financial results for the premium supermarket and retail chain, but not at the expense of ethics and integrity.
The new Banking Code of Practice is expected to reduce loans from the "bank of mum and dad" - parents lending money to help adult children buy a home.
With interest rates at historic lows, how does a government stimulate the economy? Every time a further cut is made, there is less room to move and a risk that low-quality loans will be made.
Accountants working in the manufacturing sector need a broad suite of skills to stay ahead of the competition. CPAs working in manufacturing say every day is different and the challenges bring opportunities to be innovative.
Can humans and robots work together to improve the finance function? Rather than cause mass redundancies, robotic process automation (RPA) is set to drive efficiencies and enable humans to engage in more value-adding work.
Bessie Zhang FCPA and Neville Lin CPA of ShinewingAustralia use their personalities and skill sets to meet the demands of challenging clients, while working well together.
Franchising is big business in Australia, contributing about 9 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), equivalent to about A$170 billion. It is a sector, however, in which the rewards and the power can be unbalanced and contentiously distributed.
Professor Carolyn Cordery FCPA is an expert in the accounting and accountability of not-for-profit organisations, and explains what drives her research and where the sector is headed.