June 2021

Read the June 2021 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Elisabeth (Liz) Lampert CPA and Tony Citera CPA, Australia Post.

How positive influence can benefit organisations


The month of June also offers the best time to ensure that retirement savings are properly optimised, with the new financial year clearing the slate for a number of limits and changes relating to superannuation.

Is EOFY the best time to shuffle superannuation?


Like fintech, insurtech is a broad term that can refer to both the processes and products related to insurance.

How insurtech could transform the insurance industry


There are factors for and against leasing or buying, which SME owners need to carefully weigh up.

Should you own or lease business assets?


Banks introduce negative interest rates to bolster economies


Hanesbrands' director of finance for the Eastern Hemisphere, Vu Phan CPA. Photo: Todd Brown.

Vu Phan CPA on embracing new challenges


There is some concern that accountancy graduates may not have the right mix of skills to thrive in this new world of work, and that the education system is not adapting fast enough to evolving real-world requirements.

Next-gen accountants: Will they have the right mix of skills?


Olympic Rings installation in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Shinjuku. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are scheduled to be held in July 2021.

Is hosting the Olympics Games worth the investment?


Although Australia has decided not to adopt IFRS for SMEs, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia have all adopted the standard, as have around 83 other countries.

What do the changes in Australian financial reporting mean for SMEs?


Duncan Webster, CFO Mars Wrigley Australia. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

Duncan Webster: Creating value beyond numbers


Leaders have had to step up in a big way, and with the end to disruption and uncertainty nowhere in sight, the only way forward is to learn to live with – and lead through – fear.

How to make decisions in times of fear and uncertainty


Sofie Carfi CPA, founder of Revival Runway.

Sustainable fashion: Supporting local fashion labels


Australians lose a staggering A$24.9 billion a year to gambling and are some of the world’s heaviest gamblers per capita.

How policy reform can solve the problem of gambling in Australia


People want flexibility, and they want to be able to work from home where they can.

How to structure and manage flexible teams


It’s important to have a reality check and do a self-assessment as to what your skills are, your level of competence and level of workplace enjoyment.

How to handle being sidelined for a promotion


Unlike regular meetings, however, hybrids require additional preparation – and special etiquette, starting with the planning stages.

How to run a successful hybrid meeting


Jabra Elite Active earpods are waterproof and offer a warranty against failure from sweat damage.

Wellness tech: Devices and apps for a healthier lifestyle


Creating a dependent drop-down list in Excel


Georgina Fordham CPA: The joy of fostering a puppy