October 2020

Read the October 2020 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Sanchi Kariyawasam CPA, CFO Safeworking Solutions (SWS). Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

Sanchi Kariyawasam CPA: Why the right mindset brings success


CPA Australia and its members engage in informed debate on tax issues that can be broadly categorised under policy, legislation, administration and operations.

The role of CPA Australia in tax policy


PwC estimates that Australian workers are underpaid by A$1.35 billion in entitlements each year, and that 13 per cent of the workforce is affected by the underpayments annually.

Staff underpayment: How to get payroll right


Disruptor alert: Which sector is next?


The best risk management policies and practices are the ones owned by the people who are most affected by them.

Top tips from experts on conducting a risk assessment


While a large portion of his professional life has been spent advocating for the rights of society’s most vulnerable, Patrick McGorry is keen to point out that poor mental health does not discriminate.

Patrick McGorry: Why investing in mental health is good for business


In Australia, telehealth options have largely been the reserve of rural and remote patients, until now.

Digital health: Here to stay post-pandemic?


Having access to advice is fundamental to supporting business recovery, and making it more affordable to as many SMEs as possible will go a long way to hastening the economic recovery.

Why accountants should advise SMEs on grants


US President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of supporters at a rally in 2019. A year on, campaign narratives and how upcoming elections will be conducted have changed significantly, driven by events of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Counting on votes: The economics of elections


Murray Wyatt FCPA argues that Australian accountants have been “digitally transforming” for at least four decades.

4 lessons from experts on digital transformation


Songyao Goh CPA (left) and Yau Kee Goh FCPA.

Father and son business: Differences as strength


Most organisations are not as well prepared for a ransomware attack, which usually starts with an email that entices the receiver to click on a link or open an attachment.

How to respond to online blackmailing


The economy’s growing dependency on gig workers raises many questions about the future of employment, and has reignited the debate about the protection of workers’ rights as the job market reacts to the economic crisis.

Protecting workers in the gig economy


In an increasingly cluttered, highly competitive market, having a point of difference and a brand that is known to specialise in a certain industry is important.

Will specialisation ensure your business's success?


Reverse mentoring programs pair young, talented employees as mentors to more senior executive leaders who are the mentees, with benefits all round.

Reverse mentoring: How to engage young employees


Despite multiple studies that show failure is good for learning, blame culture can spread like a virus.

Blame game: How to react to mistakes at work


Square’s point-of-sale devices integrate with its online store.

3 digital strategies for business recovery


Make your own: User defined functions in Excel


Anna Ronald CPA with her daughter.

Inspiring courage: Cancer survivor and public practitioner