July 2021

Read the July 2021 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Dr Kerry Bodle CPA, Griffith Business School’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic director. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

Dr Kerry Bodle CPA: The essential academic


It is important to agree on clear accounting and reporting requirements and for auditors to carefully consider how to audit these assets.

Clarity needed in crypto-assets accounting


Painted door tests are used to validate an idea using simple measures such as conversion metrics or take-up rates.

Painted door test: How to find your next big business idea


What can accountants do? You can not only ensure that your organisation complies with relevant protective legislation, but also ensure that you act in its spirit and intent, and do not just see it as an obstacle to be overcome.

The role of accountants in healing country


NFP accounting: Revenue vs income


In the absence of sound financial analysis and a link to business strategy, short-term cuts can actually lead to lower long-term profits.

Tough times: When should you cut costs?


Yamile Monsalve CPA.

Yamile Monsalve CPA believes numbers make good work possible


Every day, millions of people around the world experience virtual worlds, and the ways in which they interact with these worlds and other players can often take unexpected turns.

Big business: The growth of virtual economies


Even before the pandemic, there were reports indicating about a third of all data breaches were the work of insiders.

Malicious insiders: How to protect your business


IFRS 17 is about 20 years in the making and is unusual in being the only reporting standard that is directed at a specific industry.

IFRS 17: What you need to know


Marilyn Price FCPA.

Marilyn Price FCPA: Never stop learning


Too many businesses have simply swapped their poor meeting culture from physical offices to the online environment.

Why workplace collaboration starts with people


Manish Trivedi (left) and Raj Rana FCPA. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

Raj Rana FCPA on the power of communication


One of the major benefits of hiring outside your industry is the “breath of fresh air effect” – the ability of the incoming hire to inject new energy and thought into a workspace.

Why recruiters are looking for transferable skills


The remote working environment has introduced a different dimension to appropriate workplace attire.

The new look of workplace dress codes


Even the most diverse and modern of multicultural teams can face misunderstandings and friction, despite the best intentions of staff and leaders.

How to handle cultural misunderstandings at work


Parting ways with your employer gracefully and on good terms is much more beneficial for your professional reputation and career prospects.

How to quit your job and keep your reputation


Clubhouse is a new invitation-only audio social network that is already valued at over US$1 billion (A$1.3 billion).

6 ways to diversify your digital marketing


How to improve your formatting in Excel


Miracle Zhang FCPA is a keen jogger, and writes about finance and jogging in his WeChat blog.

Miracle Zhang FCPA on bringing finance to life