September 2020

Read the September 2020 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Jason Shum CPA is the founder of EasyTrack.ai, an automation platform that acts as a virtual COO for professional services firms.

Jason Shum CPA: Playing it safe increases your chance of failure


At the end of June, payments totalling A$18.1 billion had been made, with 1.63 million applications having been paid since inception.

Early super access: The consequences of not seeking advice


While the foundational thinking for IFRS 9 is sound in principle, what is unclear is if it is fit for purpose amid a health emergency that has triggered unquantifiable hits to future corporate earnings.

Will IFRS 9 pass the pandemic test?


Simple rituals, such as each team member stating what they are working on that day, will help keep everyone up to date, and have the added benefit of driving group accountability.

Top tips from experts on managing a virtual team


Some businesses will never come back, simply because they didn’t have the financial resources to survive whatever shutdown was imposed on them.

The incomplete economy: The missing 10 per cent


While Generation Z are just starting their economic lives, their plans for the year and their dreams for the future have been brought to a screeching halt.

Youth unemployment: Gen Z rise to the challenge


A recent inquiry by the office of the ASBFEO found SCF products were being “weaponised” by larger companies to pressure their suppliers into signing agreements in return for being paid on time.

Supply chain finance reform on the agenda


In fact, even before COVID-19, employers were increasingly adopting technologies to monitor employees’ activities.

Employee-monitoring technology: Productivity vs privacy


InterGuard gives employees a productivity score based on what they are doing on their computer.

The role of health in predicting future economic movement


Jamie Scoringe CPA, CFO at MNG.

Jamie Scoringe CPA: Why technical and soft skills matter


Are we seeing the emergence of a new type of nationalism, a return to a perceived security of production?

Supply chain management: Diversifying sources of supply


Are personality tests worth doing? What do they reveal, and do they improve the accuracy and validity of the recruitment process?

Should personality tests be part of the recruitment process?


Digital transformation: Top tips from finance professionals


Phu My Bridge in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Infrastructure projects: Australia's path to economic recovery


Sharon Felicia Chan CPA joined the Australian Army Reserve to give back to the Australian community that provided so much opportunity to her when growing up.

Military skills, weapons handling and accounting


How back-office automation boosts more than your bottom line


An area of significant concern for small business owners is the uncertainty of future consumer behaviour following the easing of restrictions, and how quickly and confidently consumers start returning to previous spending habits.

The role of accountants in providing loan advice to SMEs


To be effective, remote onboarding must consider both the cultural and technical aspects of work.

Virtual onboarding: Top tips for engaging new employees


Managers may need to implement new systems and develop existing skills to ensure they get the most out of a more flexible workforce.

How to get the most out of a flexible workforce


Dell XPS 17 and XPS 15.

Laptops: A return to the big screen


Read the September 2020 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.