While their finance and analytical skills are highly valued, the interviewees in this INTHEBLACK eBook say volunteering has challenged them to think in new ways and draw on strengths they didn’t know they had.
Insolvencies are rising in some sectors and accountants need to warn clients of the dangers of trading while insolvent – and of the resources available to help when a company is in financial trouble.
Financial statements need the input of more stakeholders than accountants, and accountants, too, need to think more broadly - their skill set is becoming more valuable as the need for better communication and broader valuation expertise becomes a normal part of the job.
Improving the financial resilience of First Nations people can change lives, and there's a role for accountants.
Placing a value on iconic artworks and cultural artefacts is a challenging job for accountants, CFOs and finance staff working in galleries and museums.
CPAs considering working in parts of the electoral process need to understand legislations and how they need to be implemented in various circumstances.
It’s important for insolvency practitioners to be aware of the implications of the revised APES 330 Insolvency Services standard, together with the ARITA Code of Professional Practice.
Under the stewardship of Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan AO, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is combining moral appeals with hard numbers in a bid to ensure more people pay the tax they owe.
The operative date of the restructured Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (The Code) is fast approaching. The changes are mandatory from 1 January 2020, although early adoption of the code is permitted.
The new Banking Code of Practice is expected to reduce loans from the "bank of mum and dad" - parents lending money to help adult children buy a home.
With interest rates at historic lows, how does a government stimulate the economy? Every time a further cut is made, there is less room to move and a risk that low-quality loans will be made.
Accountants working in the manufacturing sector need a broad suite of skills to stay ahead of the competition. CPAs working in manufacturing say every day is different and the challenges bring opportunities to be innovative.
Can humans and robots work together to improve the finance function? Rather than cause mass redundancies, robotic process automation (RPA) is set to drive efficiencies and enable humans to engage in more value-adding work.
Franchising is big business in Australia, contributing about 9 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), equivalent to about A$170 billion. It is a sector, however, in which the rewards and the power can be unbalanced and contentiously distributed.
Professor Carolyn Cordery FCPA is an expert in the accounting and accountability of not-for-profit organisations, and explains what drives her research and where the sector is headed.
Rising wealth and longevity - throw blended families into the mix and conditions are ripe for family acrimony and legal action when someone dies and their estate is distributed.
As cloud accounting becomes more common, password protection becomes critical. Protecting those passwords requires both the right attitudes and the right technologies.
Blurred lines and controversial decisions mean that going to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal can be a risky proposition.
Effective whistleblowing policies require much more than good intentions.
The auditing profession is under pressure due to changing expectations, technological shifts and increasing competition; but could these pressures be the catalyst for audit's reinvention?