February 2020

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As economies slow around the world, the onus will be on CEOs, accountants and finance professionals to guide businesses of all sizes through stormy waters.

Business issues 2020: brace for challenges ahead


Hong Kong’s skyline shrouded in a thick haze of pollution, October 2018.

ESG on the radar


Some critics suggest consumers should be more proactive in chasing the best possible deals when renewing contracts such as insurance.

Customer loyalty doesn't pay. Here's why.


While it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of setting new goals, always remember the big picture. The goals you set need to be realistic and in line with your organisation, while keeping in mind team morale and employee motivation.

How to set realistic goals and objectives


I’m passion driven – always wanting to make a difference. Not only am I a woman in tech, but I’m an ethnic woman in tech. I’m proud of that. Photo: Carolyn Haslett.

From Smart Cities Initiative to Ecosystm, Jannat Maqbool CPA holds many roles


Financial abuse is a hidden and subtle form of family violence that often has dire consequences for its victims.

The accountant's role in stamping out financial abuse


When routine tasks are performed by automation, many people will not have to perform repetitive entry-level tasks, but they will be challenged to do higher-value work.

The accountants' guide to understanding RPA and AI


Australia needs to confront a fundamental question: what is the purpose of private hospital care?

Why Australia's health industry is feeling the pinch


Adam Black FCPA. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

Career lessons learned from Adam Black FCPA, CFO of ANU


There is a lot of competition for board roles. While recruiters play a role, the most successful way to obtain a board role is through your network.

How to land a board position


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