Accounting

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10 inspiring accountants who volunteer


While insolvency might be the ultimate solution for a failing company, expert advice can help a business recover from insolvency, keep trading and save jobs.

The dangers of trading while insolvent


Because of the way the new standards are written, being a good accountant requires enhanced skills, such as a better understanding of risk management.

IFRS: new challenges, new opportunities for accountants


An outback road in Australia’s red centre, Northern Territory.

Indigenous finance: closing the financial gap


The Mona Lisa is impossible to replace, which cuts to the heart of the issue many accountants face when valuing precious works: how do you put a price on that which has no peer, and a high degree of cultural weight?

Valuing priceless objects: can you put a price tag on heritage assets?


People line up to cast their votes at Moonee Ponds West Primary School, the electorate of Maribyrnong,, on May 18, 2019 in Melbourne.

What does it take to run federal elections? A lot, it turns out.


What insolvency practitioners need to know about revised APES 330


Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan has set out how he hopes the plan will play out over his remaining years in the job. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

ATO's Chris Jordan: The man with a tax plan


The Code provides accountants with a framework and guidance on how to behave ethically.

Cracking the code of ethics for professional accountants


The new Banking Code of Practice outlines enforceable standards that customers can expect from Australian banks.

Banking Code of Practice tightens rules on bank of mum and dad


Getting fiscal stimulus right for Australia's economy


A welding assembly line at an automobile factory.

6 key skills for accountants in the manufacturing sector


RPA will minimise the drudgery of many manual tasks that are done today and improve the quality of work, while also finding efficiencies and value for the business.

What RPA really means for management accounting


At 9 per cent of GDP, franchising as a business model is perhaps too big to fail, but it stands on the cusp of significant reform.

Will a stronger franchising code of conduct clean up the sector?


A highlight of Carolyn Cordery FCPA’s career has been playing an active role in introducing not-for-profit accounting standards in New Zealand. Photo: Ross Vincent.

An inside look at not-for-profit accounting


Australians are living longer and due to compulsory superannuation, the superannuation death benefit may be the largest asset in the estate.

Wealth and longevity pose new challenges to estate planning


Cybersecurity experts now emphasise that changing people’s security behaviours is as much a psychological challenge as anything else.

Password protection in the cloud accounting era


According to figures provided by the AAT, last year about 30 per cent of people who took a tax dispute to the Tribunal were represented by their accountant/tax agent.

AAT a potential minefield for tax disputes


Recent controversy over pursuit of whistleblowers in the public sector, has put the spotlight back on public sector reform.

Australia has new whistleblowing laws. Now for the governance.


Much of the current concern for independent auditing has been driven by events in the UK after a series of business failures.

Seeing audit quality in Australia in a new light


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