November 2019

Read the November 2019 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan has set out how he hopes the plan will play out over his remaining years in the job. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

ATO's Chris Jordan: The man with a tax plan


The Code provides accountants with a framework and guidance on how to behave ethically.

Cracking the code of ethics for professional accountants


After a six-month rotation as a part of the GE Financial Management Program, Kim Tang CPA realised that his true passion was in financial management. Photo: Calvin Sit.

Kim Tang CPA of City Super delivers the goods in his role as CFO


The new Banking Code of Practice outlines enforceable standards that customers can expect from Australian banks.

Banking Code of Practice tightens rules on bank of mum and dad


Getting fiscal stimulus right for Australia's economy


A welding assembly line at an automobile factory.

6 key skills for accountants in the manufacturing sector


RPA will minimise the drudgery of many manual tasks that are done today and improve the quality of work, while also finding efficiencies and value for the business.

What RPA really means for management accounting


Bessie Zhang FCPA and Neville Lin CPA of Shinewing Australia. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

My Boss and Me: Shinewing Australia's Bessie Zhang FCPA and Neville Lin CPA


At 9 per cent of GDP, franchising as a business model is perhaps too big to fail, but it stands on the cusp of significant reform.

Will a stronger franchising code of conduct clean up the sector?


A highlight of Carolyn Cordery FCPA’s career has been playing an active role in introducing not-for-profit accounting standards in New Zealand. Photo: Ross Vincent.

An inside look at not-for-profit accounting


As the world increasingly favours card, online and contactless payments, society is grappling with the implications, good and bad, of a possible cashless society in the near future.

The backlash against contactless payment has arrived


Australians are living longer and due to compulsory superannuation, the superannuation death benefit may be the largest asset in the estate.

Wealth and longevity pose new challenges to estate planning


Cybersecurity experts now emphasise that changing people’s security behaviours is as much a psychological challenge as anything else.

Password protection in the cloud accounting era


According to figures provided by the AAT, last year about 30 per cent of people who took a tax dispute to the Tribunal were represented by their accountant/tax agent.

AAT a potential minefield for tax disputes


95 per cent of employees dislike performance reviews and a near equal proportion think they give an inaccurate picture.

5 steps to a better performance review


It's sponsorship, not mentorship, that can have the most significant impact on your career.

How to find a career sponsor


Ferdinand Kuncoro CPA's desire to gain accounting skills prompted his move to Australia, where be obtained a master of commerce in accounting and applied finance.

Ferdinand Kuncoro CPA switched from IT to a career path in accounting - and never looked back


Well-managed stress is healthy, motivating us and driving performance.  Stress becomes unhealthy when it is constant and beyond the control of individuals.

How to leave work-related stress at the office door


The cost of not taking cyberthreats seriously can be significant. The average cost of a data breach to an organisation has increased by 12 per cent over the past five years.

Top 5 internet security software packages of 2019


Understanding Excel's SUMIFS function


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