Accounting

Recently, ethics has come into greater focus, particularly with respect to auditor independence and professional integrity.

Changing winds of accounting ethics


The increased cost is leading some CPA Australia members, especially those with limited Australian Financial Services (AFS) licences, to hand back their licences.

Perfect storm: Australia's growing financial advice gap


For an investor, however, gaining status as a sophisticated investor or wholesale client carries new risks as well as benefits.

Sophisticated investors: special treatment trap for accountants and investors


Today's cloud-based accounting software connects to a vast multitude of apps that collect information and perform other specialised functions such as customer relationship management (CRM) and inventory.

5 accounting software providers for SMEs


Lisa Gemmell CPA.

How Lisa Gemmell CPA balances risk at Mons Royale


In the past few federal budgets, the ATO has received funding increases that it has used to address the income tax gap and the black economy.

The ATO ups its compliance game. Here's what that means for taxpayers.


As economies slow around the world, the onus will be on CEOs, accountants and finance professionals to guide businesses of all sizes through stormy waters.

Business issues 2020: brace for challenges ahead


Hong Kong’s skyline shrouded in a thick haze of pollution, October 2018.

ESG on the radar


Financial abuse is a hidden and subtle form of family violence that often has dire consequences for its victims.

The accountant's role in stamping out financial abuse


When routine tasks are performed by automation, many people will not have to perform repetitive entry-level tasks, but they will be challenged to do higher-value work.

The accountants' guide to understanding RPA and AI


Can we measure wellbeing and happiness and apply those measures to public policy, and how much of a change can a wellbeing perspective make to the world?

How to measure the economics of happiness


Michelle Sin Siew Huey CPA (right) with her sister Melissa Sin Tze Yi CPA. Photo: Rebecca Toh.

Sister act: 3 generations of family business at SKB Shutters


A CPA Australia submission to the IASB calls for formal guidance and illustrative examples on how lease incentives should be dealt with under IFRS 16.

Understanding lease incentives


The Black Economy Taskforce estimated the black economy could be worth as much as 3 per cent of national GDP, or about A$50 billion a year.

Public swamps ATO tip-off line on black economy behaviour


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Best accounting software: measuring the pros and cons of online programs


The challenges in the audit of less complex entities


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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


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