May 2020

Read the May 2020 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Datin Yap Shin Siang FCPA, CEO of YYC Group. Photo: Vignes Balasingham.

How Datin Yap Shin Siang FCPA became a brand ambassador for YYC Group


A health worker talks to visitors at a COVID-19 testing centre in Sydney. Australia’s unemployment benefit offices and charities face pressure amid fears of an economic crisis akin to the Great Depression.

Charity regulatory reform gains momentum


Michael Kambouridis CPA and Selda Kaplan ASA.

Rideshare tax: Simplifying the process


Too many organisations are not taking the time to make sure their employees are developing soft skills, and too few organisations reward soft skills.

Can you learn soft skills?


Steven Groves FCPA, CFO Department of Defence. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

Steven Groves FCPA: Big budgets and bold moves


By and large, a budget is the expected financial quantification of a company’s goals, ideally based on a considered reflection of its circumstances.

Budget forecasting in the COVID-19 era


Are special purpose financial statements still required in Australia?


Good listeners listen to try to make sense for themselves; great listeners help the speaker make sense for them.

Why the cost of not listening is bigger than you think


Tan Bing-Xuan CPA (left) and June Teoh Chun Keng FCPA. Photo: Vignes Balasingham.

How Tan Bing-Xuan CPA is committed to professionalism at KPMG Malaysia


The firms that succeed in adopting the right technologies and adapting to flexible work arrangements are likely to be better able to weather the current crisis.

Top tech tools to help you work from home